Just a brief update to show you some pics of one of the things I'm working on right now. This is a 1/35 scale British WW1 Bombardier that I'm making to donate to the World Expo Auction. The shovel has been made entirely from my usual magic sculp (70%)/duro (30%) combo putty although the thin part was reinforced by forming it around a piece of brass rod. I made a small template from paper (quite rough as made in a couple of minutes) in the approx dimensions so had an easy point of reference when forming the parts of the shovel.
For more info about the auction visit the WE page at: http://www.we2017chicago.com/news/2016/1/24/auction-organized-by-bill-horan