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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2019, 12:30:02 AM »
Like those palms ... & you seem to be having fun putting different weapons & heads on the figures. ;) :D

Thanks! Yeah, I have a hard time deciding which head/helmet and weapons to use. I keep trying different combinations but think I finally decided on the one I want to use.

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2019, 12:31:59 AM »

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2019, 12:32:18 AM »
Yes, Yes.. carry on, coming along nicely

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2019, 12:39:48 AM »
I haven't worked on the figures in a while. I did do a couple diorama bases though.

The base colors were hand painted with Vallejo Model Color acrylics. I then gave it a clear coat to protect the paint then gave it a wash of dark dirt. After the wash dried I gave it a dusting of MiG sand pigments.











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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2019, 01:18:12 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2019, 02:24:26 AM »
Indeed it is. And those palms were a great find. With posable fronds, every diorama should look distinct  :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2019, 04:21:44 AM »
Indeed it is. And those palms were a great find. With posable fronds, every diorama should look distinct  :smiley:

Thanks! I got the trees from a seller in Thailand.

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2019, 04:25:42 AM »
I actually started painting the minigunner figure. Only the khaki so far. Not too sure what camo I am going to do the uniform. I was originally going to do it in the OCP multicam but my painting skills are not even close enough to accomplishing that. I saw some Cross Delta multicam decals that I might try. Gotta be easier than painting it right?


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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2019, 05:35:46 AM »
I actually started painting the minigunner figure. Only the khaki so far. Not too sure what camo I am going to do the uniform. I was originally going to do it in the OCP multicam but my painting skills are not even close enough to accomplishing that. I saw some Cross Delta multicam decals that I might try. Gotta be easier than painting it right?




Nice work!


Good question on the painting vs decaling  :-\
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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2019, 09:47:36 AM »
I have some decal camo that I'm planning on using soon ... but you'll probably get to yours before I do. ::)
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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2019, 03:18:37 AM »
I have some decal camo that I'm planning on using soon ... but you'll probably get to yours before I do. ::)

I don't have the decals yet. Still waiting for delivery.

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2019, 03:26:07 AM »
While waiting on the multicam decals to arrive, I was doing some research on USMC gear and came across two photos on the USMC website.

The first photo of the US Marine in the desert MARPAT camo has his radio backpack in the US Army OCP multicam. Interesting combintaion. I have a 1/35 resin figure in a similar pose but with a bigger backpack.



I found a different backpack in my stash that is slightly closer to the one in the multicam. It has extra pouches on the sides though but will work and is close enough for me. The original one was already molded to the figure so I had to cut it off. The new one is test fitted with silly putty holding it on.


The second figure matches the pose in the other photo too so will do it in a similar manner.


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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2019, 10:27:53 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #58 on: June 01, 2019, 08:30:26 AM »
Got some of the camo decals today. First two photos are of the desert MARPAT and the last two are of the OCP multicam. The sheets are smaller than expected. Looks like I might need a couple more sheets each.





I didn't get any modeling done today as it was the first sunny day in about 5 days. I photographed a Pileated Woodpecker nest near by. There were 3 chicks and the parents would take turn feeding them. This is the male shown with the 3 chicks.

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Re: 1/35 Special Forces figure with Minigun
« Reply #59 on: June 01, 2019, 09:52:35 AM »
In my experience with camo decals, you will need a lot of decal softener to get them to conform to the details on the underlying plastic. If you think x amount is enough, double it. Of course, test a small section first. Also, I used small strips and sections of decal; trying to get a large rectangle to conform to a leg or arm will drive you mad.