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« on: November 01, 2011 08:45:31 PM »

So this year I'm trying new cutout ideas. I had a leftover scrap of plywood after cutting out three large snowmen, so I thought I'd attempt a toy soldier. I don't use patterns, and I got brave and didn't measure anything on this, either. I simply eyeballed it. I got the legs a little off, so my husband and I had to make them a tad skinnier to compensate. So now he looks a little like a bobble head, but I still like him. Especially since he's my first soldier! Smiley



He's 4ft tall by 1.5 ft wide. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011 09:03:26 PM »

Great job!  There is NO WAY I could eyeball ANYTHING like this and have it coming out looking this fabulous!!  Excellent!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011 06:30:14 AM »

Thank you so much! I *did* measure for the middle line once I got it all cut out and the red and blue painted. Then I just worked off of that. It was fun, but now I see why the soldiers and nutcrackers always cost more money. LOTS of detail work compared to others.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011 07:58:12 PM »

I love this little guy.  So creative!
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011 11:55:21 AM »

I think he's fantastic!!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011 03:27:50 PM »

skinny legs or not...hes still awesome..i love toy soldiers!! good job!
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