Toy Soldier// Nutcracker

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Project by interpim posted 1378 days ago 1516 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I mentioned a few days ago in the forums that I was wanting to make a toy soldier, and had found an article in an old FWW magazine. Well, I turned it a few days ago, and finished up the paint today. Personally I think the paint is my weakest point, but overall I think it is a good rendition, although with the size of this fellow I doubt there are many nuts he could crack.

Comments and Critiques are welcomed!

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 1378 days ago

not so bad as you think :-)
the smaller things are the more difficult it is to paint but the good thing is you can always fix it
I remember the other post and it is an interresting idea to make the nut crackers
so they don´t look like nutcrackers

may I surgest an idea to your eyes
you can buy them finished on some plastik paper cards as stickers
and there is allso some where the black in the eye is in a small buble
so they can move around also attach like stickers

good luck with the real size

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#2 posted 1378 days ago

It came out really nice, even the paint. Do you remember the FWW issue by any chance?

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#3 posted 1378 days ago

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#4 posted 1350 days ago

hey good work I have always wanted to a similar project..I collect them too…you are on your way!! Keep up the good work.. bllwdcrvr

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#5 posted 1337 days ago

Thanks for posting this. I am considering building a nutcracker for next Christmas, so this will be re-read several times, studied, and then altered to fit my needs.

Let us know if you build any others and end up doing the full scale version. I bet if you did a couple more of these, you’d perfect your painting technique. This one is certainly a good start!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 1329 days ago

This was my Christmas gift, I have a collection of nutcrackers, and now this one is my most cherished one. Thanks Son, Love mom

-- San Diego, CA

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