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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2019, 12:59:25 AM »
Don't know what paints you're using but the green of the actual camo looks close to Tamiya Olive Green (XF-58), the tan looks close to Tamiya Buff (XF-57) & the brown looks like a mix (approx. 1:1) of Tamiya NATO Brown (XF-68) & Flat Earth (XF-52).

To tone down or "fade" the colours I'd use a very thin mix of Tamiya Deck Tan (XF-55) misted over from an airbrush, if you have one.
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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2019, 01:02:28 AM »
Don't know what paints you're using but the green of the actual camo looks close to Tamiya Olive Green (XF-58), the tan looks close to Tamiya Buff (XF-57) & the brown looks like a mix (approx. 1:1) of Tamiya NATO Brown (XF-68) & Flat Earth (XF-52).

To tone down or "fade" the colours I'd use a very thin mix of Tamiya Deck Tan (XF-55) misted over from an airbrush, if you have one.

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2019, 02:36:58 AM »
I fixed it. I used the appropriate MM enamels. Here is the redone BDU camo with the MM enamels. Well, the green and the tan are MM enamels. I left the brown as is. It just needs a flat coat now.

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2019, 08:06:23 PM »
Got the head/helmet painted and the skin tone on the arms. Needs some touch ups but the smallest brush I have is a 3/0. I need a little smaller with a finer tip like a 4/0 or 5/0 for some of the finer touch ups. Hoping to pick some up soon so I can finish it. The rifle needs painting as well. When I finish the touch ups and rifle then it will get a flat coat.


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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2019, 10:41:38 PM »
Back on track with the minigunner figure. I got the Live Resin 7.62mm sized flexible ammo feed chute. Also got the figure primed and waiting for it to dry to start the camo.

Flexible ammo feed chute and how I hope it will look once painted and attached.



Minigunner figure primed.





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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2019, 08:23:44 AM »
That ammo belt is a great detail.
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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2019, 10:42:12 PM »
I haven't gotten much done lately. About all I did was switch around the heads/helmets. I used the heads with the skeleton masks molded on. They look more sci fi so will more than likely go with these heads for now.

Here is the one with the minigun.




This one has the Mk.48 Mod 0. It has the same ammo backpack as the one with the minigun.



Group photo.

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2019, 02:12:02 AM »
Wicked!! :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2019, 04:24:02 AM »


Ouch! Watch the ankle, will ya pal? I'm gonna need that!

What an intimidating looking squad! Great stuff!

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2019, 04:52:14 AM »

Ouch! Watch the ankle, will ya pal? I'm gonna need that!

What an intimidating looking squad! Great stuff!

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2019, 05:07:51 AM »
I got a 1/35 resin diorama base but it is pretty small and can only fit one or two figures. Here it is and I posed a Live Resin figure on it for size comparison.



I also got these two 1/35 desert palm trees hand made by a seller in Thailand. Terrific details on them. I am not affiliated with the seller, I am just a satisfied customer. They come packaged in a plastic bag with the palm fronds pointing up. No instructions on how to bend the fronds but it is basically common sense hahahaha!




The taller of the two is roughly 200mm or 8 inches tall from the package but once the fronds are bent to shape it is roughly 7 to 7.5 inches tall depending on how much you bend the fronds to shape. The height is not counting the insertion peg on the bottom of the trunk.


Here are the fronds bent to shape.



Last photo shows the diorama base with one of the palm trees and a figure.

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2019, 09:21:32 AM »
Like those palms ... & you seem to be having fun putting different weapons & heads on the figures. ;) :D
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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2019, 01:58:43 AM »
Coming along nicely
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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2019, 03:16:25 AM »
Yes, Yes.. carry on, coming along nicely