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In doing research, it appears as though Mr. Riggs (the artist) used several different British uniforms as inspiration for his rendition of Eddie. Looks like I'll be doing a lot of 'make it up as I go along'.

 

The straps I have on his chest do NOT seem to be used to hold the backpack/bedroll that he is wearing in the picture. I'm a little worried that adding backpack straps will make the torso area a little busy. on the other hand, they kinda need to be there, otherwise how is that pack staying where it is?

 

I've got something I want to try first, but I may pull off all the straps I've already done and try to redo them smaller.

 

 

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Finished off the straps and the other pouch.

 

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The ones on his back are a little messy, I need to go back and do a little trimming, but I'm not too concerned; they're going to be covered by a backpack.

 

 

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So, I've made quite a bit of progress, but I kinda forgot to take pictures along the way; this is where he's at currently:

 

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So, my original intent was to bring this to Reapercon. I didn't finish painting it in time, but I brought it to the con with me anyway, figuring I'd have time to work on it and turn it in. I got to thinking about it, though. There are a couple of aspects of the figure that I'm not entirely pleased with, the flag being the biggest one (which is why you haven't seen it). I decided not to mess with it at the con and turn in something that I wasn't entirely happy with. This way, I've got an entire year to correct what I'm not happy with and get it painted up to the best of my ability for next year.

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