It is a modern American tank crew made in July 2015 same timing as the Stryker MGS. These days I was interested in painting with oil.
Currently, I’m building Stryker armored car 105mm gun mounted type, it’s good timing to build my stock Alpine’s Modern US AFV Crew.
The head can be chosen two types, one is infantry common helmet Fritz type and the other is an AFV crew helmet. Two of them wear bulletproof vests.
The condition of the wrinkle around pistol holster belt on his thigh is real. I noticed almost US soldier equips knee pads. Some of them are shifting pads to his ankle. There are similar poses in the Trumpeter’s plastic figure kit.
What is holding in his hand? Maybe it’s a cigarette. Both figures mold and face are excellent, very detailed, but I’m worried whether I can paint so small area…..
Everything is painted in oil this time, too. The uniform was firstly painted in thin beige base color, and I painted the helmet and desert boots.
Apparently, the uniform is like the digital camouflage pattern. Coloring is light gray and dark gray? It seems to be good to mix some blues.
I have sore eyes!!! I drew the dark gray camouflage pattern. It’s impossible to draw dots even if I said it’s dot camouflage pattern, I tired look like dot pattern. I was tired very much.
I have finished the painting of these Alpine Miniatures figures. I painted all by oil painting. It’s like digital camouflage of the US NAVY against my will. But it may be seen MARPAT (Marine Pattern) of the U.S.Marine Corps. I should have started painting after checking more detailed. Slightly dark gray was too dark. Or this pattern may be used as urban camouflage in U.S.Army, I’m not sure. I can see this kind of pattern in the police Special Forces.
I attached the parts of the microphone around his neck on the way. There are several kinds of camouflage patterns in the current United States Armed Forces, all patterns have fine dots.
I wanted to use decals for small things, including military unit mark and the nationality mark, but Echelon decals of US Army & USMC was sold out everywhere. I tried them all handwriting , too difficult…..
Handling of decal is difficult. I had some trouble for Corsair II, which I made in this May and this insignia case. I wonder I should get a decal plain sheet and print by myself. But it is needed thermal printer that is hardly distributed.
I did the washing and drybrushing on a helmet, headphones, and knee pats.
This US national flag is one of the difficult points, I was able to describe it so as to barely understand it.
I traced the outline of the pocket and bulletproof vest by blackish paint to make sure recognizing the shape. They’re camouflaged clothes, so I think the line shouldn’t be understood, it’s proof of effective camouflage. But slightly understandable shape is better for modeling effect.
Now this shot is with the Stryker armored car which I made a week ago. I think modern AFV is bigger than WWII era one.
Compared to the Stryker’s green, this uniform is standing out. It’s like an urban camouflage pattern, so if the concrete is background, maybe it becomes indistinct. I’d like to paint the ordinary figure which isn’t a camouflage next time.
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.