Saturday, July 9, 2016
About a decade ago I saw someone on the Web did a project of 1950's style spacemen.
They took a map pin, a pin with a round ball at the head, and put it into a 1/72nd scale plastic figure.
The map pin functioned as the space helmet in place of the original head.
Since that time I have been working to gather figures, and map pins.
Cut off heads, and drill out a hole down the body.
Then I inserted the map pins to make the heads.
I also cast up fuel tanks and glued them on the backs of the figures as air tanks. I glued small pieces of looped wire, used in jewellery making, as a radio antenna. There is still more to do, but I have decided on the space suit color for each group of spacemen. Hopefully the project won't take another ten years.