Helmand Willy (driver for the Nailer Scaler)
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October 2013: So having decided on a pseudo-Military/Camel Trophy hybrid theme for the Nailer, I thought about how I might incorporate the latest custom Willy head I'd been working on as the driver...
Originally the idea was to create a CHP motorcycle rider helmet, but looking again it had more than a passing resemblance to the helmets worn by soldiers in desert theatre...
So I painted him up in dirty sand coloured fatigues (not being adept enough to attempt a camo pattern), and following on from Hang Loose Willy, thought it would be fun [if not slightly ironic] to have him giving a peace sign as he trundles along! note. As a nod to authenticity, the helmet netting is held in place with a strip of genuine rubber inner-tube - albeit from a mountainbike! I also ended up dabbing a dot of superglue on each knot, to help keep it in place... once behind the wheel, the overall effect looks like he has just busted out of Camp Bastion and made a break for it! Jx
Peace, man... Peace, off... Net held on with rubber inner-tube! (and glue) Show me your teeth! Behind the wheel at last! Check the map... Give them a wave... Grit your teeth... And let's get the hell out of here! Lights... Action!
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Nailer Scaler (MF-01X chassis update) [Now Sold]
Peace ! ...great result, really a sweet figure !
That is so incredibly awesome! What a work of art! Great painting technique and the helmet is particularly interesting! Great work, have really appreciated watching this build come to life.
Got'sta love these custom WW projects!
I remember the very cool scaler project; even more awesome is that it has a driver of equal quality to match! Excellent work!
This looks great. I wish I the time, patience, and talent to finish a model to this standard. Fantastic looking model.
Very nice WW2 project, the helmet it's very similar to the israeli army 70' uniform.
The wheels are from sand scorcher?
Awesome quality detailing!
Hi fabrimtb - yes, the wheels are Sand Scorcher rear wheels all round... there is a 'how-to' in my showroom, plus more detailed information in the build thread on the forum - glad you like it!
Very nice job!!
Your discipline renders great results, your work has its own character. Brilliant and entertaining as usual, nice one.
WOW Awesome Driver
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