Hi All , Hope your Good .
Being a huge NAM fan I have toyed with kit bashing the characters from the movie Full Metal Jacket for years . If you not seen it , it`s well worth watching , full of violence and bad language though , so be warned .
It is quite the task finding head sculpts for these characters . I have " Animal Mother " in the making , I hope to make "Rafter man " and " Cowboy " , but not sourced suitable sculpts for them yet .
The main character from FMJ is " Joker " , he basically tells the story . A marine correspondent . Here is a break down of the work that went into " Joker ".
Had to put plastic lenses into the glasses , bit of a nightmare trying not to get glue on the lens , not perfect but good as I could get . Scratch made peace button , made from a nail head . Art work to the helmet using a fine pen , scratch work C- ration toilet paper in helmet band which was made from push bike inner tube . Re- vamped 21st ammo bandolier , and "H " harness . Sports taped and Painted plastic DML pouches , added new more convincing strap to M.16 . Printed off map of Vietnam , re - eyed and laced DML Jungle boots , scratch made note book . 3D printed vintage Nikon F ( cost a fortune )
, had these a while , painted and added leather look strap , it`s not the actual Nikon Joker carries , though Rafter man does . Most other stuff off the shelf so to speak . Well here he comes , hope you like .
" There will be no Mercy ." Chip Hazard .