Now I’m assembling the Guntrak that was used in the Iraq War, so try to make a set of US checkpoint infantry in Iraq, this is a Master Box kit. The title says US Checkpoint, I suppose they check suspicious vehicles and people.
I think the paint guide on the back of the Master Box has a different number. According to the Tamiya painting chart, XF-24 Dark Gray and XF-57 Buff, and the 2 colors are mixed in 1:1, the camouflage painting with 3 colors is good. For Vallejo, I think we should choose 70868 Dark Green and 70976 Buff.
I couldn’t find the MINIMI Light Machine Gun, so I was looking for various places, and it was lying under the bathroom scale. The only cause is my cat, Chai. I was worried that it would be the same as the TBM-3 Avenger canopy again. I should put the small parts in Tupperware and cover them with a lid.
I thought that black surfacers are easy to paint light and shadows, so I tried several times in the past, but personally, I didn’t feel much effect. This time, I used a white surfacer as a primer. Anyway, I think it’s better to use a surfacer because it sticks to paint better than painting a smooth plastic surface with water-based acrylic paint.
Recent camouflage uniforms are used dot type which is effective for both field battle and street battle. It is difficult to draw it with a brush. Maybe it would have been better to draw the vertical and horizontal lines more precisely.
I couldn’t draw very well, but I really like the figure of Master Box because of its expressive face. I replaced it with a resin head in the past. It will be a very good figure even if you use it as it is.
I placed them on a gun truck I made recently. Humvees and M1 Abrams would actually be matched better. Each soldier has one M16A2 automatic rifle, one M16 A2 automatic rifle with a scope, one MINIMI light machine gun, and one soldier holding an M21 sniper rifle.
They are all equipped with body armor. It must be heavy and tough, but it is a must-have item because it increases the probability of avoiding fatal injury. The knee pad is often seen in recent equipment. It is equipment like an American football player.
These US soldiers carry compact backpacks. I wonder if they don’t need such big equipment because not on a march. I think it would be interesting to make these figures next to the current used vehicle.
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.