The Purple Heart model is uploaded and available. Next up, 206th Field Artillery Regiment, then back to the previously listed Air Force units. Following that will likely be the Bronze and Silver Stars since the Purple heart is the only thing on the Medals page and it’s lookin’ a little skimpy. Then back to Airborne and Air Assault badges.
Quick progress report on the Purple Heart. I’m mostly done with the bust of George Washington. I’ve got most of the parts made, and the face is as done as it’s going to get. I’ve still got to make a component for his hair and the hair ribbon, then adjust heights and blend things together.
I remember now why I hadn’t messed with a face for a couple of years. I’m never satisfied. In this case I think it looks more like Jean-Luc Picard than George Washington.
The picture on the left is from my other monitor. Usually I crop these pictures down to just the model but in this case I decided to just leave the whole screen shot so you could see my reference picture. I imported the same picture into Aspire for tracing, but you can’t see that when you’re sculpting so it helps to have a reference picture to work from.
There will be a delay in the list of models I posted in the previous entry. I have received a second request for a Purple Heart, and since absolutely no one responded to my request for comments or the poll I put up on Military.com I’m going ahead with it. I have started it but I haven’t done a human head in at least 2 years so this could take a while.
The insignia models for the 7th Bomb Wing and the 7th Maintenance Group (of the 7th Bomb Wing) are ready for download.
Next up, the 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, then the 7th Munitions Squadron, then the 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. All of the 7th Bomb Wing.
Following those three will be Army Airborne wings followed by Army Air Assault wings.
The US Army Combat Action Badge is up and ready for download.
I wanted to note on this one that while there is a design for second, third, and fourth awards I did not model them because they have never been authorized. It can only be awarded to an individual once per conflict, and the current conflict it’s authorized for is the Global War on Terrorism.
Apparently no one cares but me. Only 42 views on military.com and not a single vote or reply. I consider this issue closed.