Wednesday, September 30, 2015
I made the hanging helmet staps out of tupelo and the small strap over the front of the steel pot out of a thin strip of aluminum flashing. The dog tags are also cut from some flashing, held to the body by a soldered post. The M1 rifle is a seperate piece doweled to the back, working from a photo I tried to make it as accurate as possible and yes, the strap buckles are not accurate but look ok to me.
I really like this one and will no doubt do some more soldiers later on. As always your comments are welcome.