Wednesday 18 September 2013

Semper Fi, Marine Figure Painting

Work on the figure went very well with only some details removed and the areas re worked. I painted the figure in an ERDL scheme as used by some marine units before the BDU woodland camo scheme and uniform was standard issue. Vallejo colours where used and custom shades mixed to match my references. The flesh areas still need to be completed. The base has also been started and this is a simple affair. I plan to add some long grasses or tussocks to suggest a beach landing area later on.

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Marvellous Mutt

Well the Mutt is now finished after a round of pigments on the upper surfaces. All the extras are also in place too.Very pleased with the finished model, the small additions made really make a big difference.

The figure arrived today and already the poor chap has undergone some major surgery! The head was removed and the neck reamed out using my trusty como mini drill and a round burr bit. The new head is a MIG item and it's the only head I could find with a marine forage cap! I can now remove the insignia and buttons from the pocket flaps. He should look good next to the Mutt.

Monday 9 September 2013

Mucky Mutt

I have now given the model a matt varnish and painted/added most of the shiny bits. I punched out some discs for the optics of the TOW launcher from some old 35mm negatives. After a light spray with tamiya buff & earth it's onto the pigments. I have started to build up layers using pigment fixer. A couple more layers should do it then I can work on the upper surfaces and interior.

I must say a big thank you to Lee at Field of Glory models for offering me the figure I was after.He had an order come in but the figure was broken at the boots. However as I need to convert the figure it's not a problem. So for a bargain price I should be able to get that element of the build sorted too. I always feel adding a figure to a base really makes a big difference to the overall effect and also adds more interest.