It is a figure of a British armored car crew. As I built the Staghound the other day, it’s a nice opportunity to try this Miniart figure kit. Since the figures related to some vehicles, they are not made at such times, even if they have a somewhat different season and area or anything else, anyway, I will make them and arrange for the next to the Staghound armored car.
There is pretty much burr. Also, unlike the Dragon model’s figure, the neck joint is not sharp and it is difficult to match the optional resin head. Both figures needed putty work more or less.
Even if you do not buy Miniart figures as sold separately, there are many cases with a vehicle kit attached some figures.
There are many burrs, and each parts adhesive surface matching was delicate curves. Before assembly, it seems to be a mass of poorly shaped plastic, but after assembly its poses and atmosphere are good. The injection head is not as sharp mold as the Master Box, so it depends on your preference, but it will be an option to change to a resin head. This time, I have changed every head to resin heads, because painting is easy.
Currently, I don’t have any plan to make British trucks, the soldiers holding the steering wheel was changed to the relaxed pose. I’d like to complete all five figures in some way.
The pose of looking into the binoculars becomes dramatic when combined with the reconnaissance vehicle. I can imagine the landscape through the binoculars.
I cut the top of the part and fit it to the beret cap.
It is before painting. Although it was difficult, assembly was completed.
I used Tamiya acrylic flat fresh for undercoating. It seems that animation was injected only by this when using a good head.
When I made the Vietnam War soldiers the other day, I painted them from the military uniform first and it was a tricky process, so I painted it from the skin and face this time. After all, paints from anywhere, if I make a mistake I will fix it, so the difficulty was not so changed. Much trial and error and fixing will be needed.
The kit of the British armored vehicle crew was completed. Two are northern African tropical uniforms, the three are the uniforms of the Northwest Europe Front.
The color of the uniform in the European front is a little pale khaki than tropical clothes.
Put the shadow in the paint on the clothes, the pockets emphasize the detail with a thin line. I think I could get a little more precise sense.
I put the highlight of the clothes lightly on all figures, I hope to do a bit better?
Because the driver’s figure is useless, I made it into the pose which shakes a hand by relaxing on a car.
British troops struggled hard against German during the early stage of WWII, but the British forces maintained a particularly high morale among the Allied forces that went off.
The British army confronted the German army again at the North African front. The British fought a deadly fight against a German army employing an excellent strategy and eventually grabbed a victory. We should not forget the activity of British and Commonwealth troops. Well, the Japanese army was on the Axis side.
Until now the face painting was not so good, but I feel it is difficult to finish the clothes realistically, under the neck to the tiptoe. Is it fine as a painting like finish?
The tropical clothing crew is sitting on the car and posing staring at the front while closing sunlight with one hand.
I tried hard to paint the face including the reflecting the eyes. (Some of the figures).
This figure puts one leg on some stand and put one hand on his lower back. The pose with hands on the turret or something on the left.
It is a pose inspecting front with binoculars with both hands. This figure stands on the top of the turret, the reconnaissance unit’s presence will increase.
I could not do my best to paint the eyes because this figure is looking through the binoculars, so instead, I tried painting with a gradation and using various colors such as yellow and dark brown on his hair.
From here, I tried to match the Bronco Models Staghound which I made at about the same time.
Perhaps Sherman and Matilda may have better-matched figures.
In case they have headphones or microphone, it would be better to have an electric code, although we are using a wireless headset at the present day. I don’t know which tank to decorate, and I don’t want to get tangled, this time there is no code.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.