I bought this pin-up girl figure because I thought a rare item was released from a military figure maker. Maybe it was about 5 years ago. In addition, I have a memory that I bought a jeep on the package because I had too much momentum. Jeep, where did I keep it? I looked for it a little, but there isn’t.
I wonder if I was deceived by the box painting… But the fact that they are releasing these figures means that MasterBox has confidence as a manufacturer that is good at figures. I can’t complain about it because it contains 6 figures. Overall, they look older than the woman in the box art. Will I be able to manage them with makeup?
There is a woman holding a baton, but there is no part like that. Instead, this is obviously a baseball bat, right? It looks strange, so I changed the pose of one of them and put her hand on her waist.
As for the making of female figures, I was totally a beginner and didn’t know how to paint the skin color. I chose Mr. Color #51 Fresh (light brown), #112 Character Fresh, and #318 Radome from my stock colors. In the end, I mixed fresh and character fresh and sprayed it with an airbrush. Maybe I need to make some adjustments later with a brush.
One of them wears a reddish-purple, so-called maroon costume, so I mixed red and blue because I don’t have the maroon color at hand. Strangely, it turned brown… probably because the pigments are not pure red and blue. I have Mr. Color #100 Maroon, but I wanted to avoid the Mr. Color brush painting. I can’t help but brush it with a retarder.
The light fresh color of Vallejo was quite white compared to the lacquer paint sprayed with the undercoat, so it felt strange at first. While I was painting it, I thought it would be better for white women, so I brushed it. I think we can apply it to our personal preferences. If you prefer a light brown, that would be fine.
Their legs are so thin that I can’t put wires and fixed it to a base, as usual, I applied it without fixing it to the handle. After all, it is very difficult to paint. Especially when it comes to detailed areas.
I was worried about the thin legs of a female figure, but it’s easier to paint if it’s fixed to some kind of stand. Well, I think it’s the most fun part when I do the detailed painting around here.
Now that they look a little older, I don’t know how to rejuvenate the overall atmosphere… Yeah! I wanted to make their skin smooth, so I made it clear and shiny. Mainly the whole skin may look like a toy, but women with beautiful skin feel good and are a little shiny.
Is the gloss a little too much? I thought 80% gloss would be just right, so I repainted it on the way. No matter how many times I try again, I don’t make much progress, but I can’t feel it until I actually work on it.
If I feel that the impact on the face is not enough, I think it is the eyeliner above the eyes. I thought so, so I drew two black thin lines. In the middle, I thought the navy would be better, so I chose blue eyeliner for the remaining 4 figures. I can’t draw any more this time. Next time, I will practice with a different female figure.
Maybe during WWII or soon after? The fact that there are only six white women seems to be something to complain about these days. So, I wanted to emphasize that they are white, so I decided to paint with fairly whitish skin color.
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.