U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW ALPINE 1/35

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.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 BOX PACKAGECurrently, I’m building Stryker armored car 105mm gun mounted type, it’s good timing to build my stock Alpine’s Modern US AFV Crew.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 MAKINGThe 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.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 MAKINGThe condition of the wrinkle around the 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.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 MAKINGWhat 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…..
(02-July-2015)

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 PAINTINGEverything 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.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 PAINTINGApparently, the uniform is like the digital camouflage pattern. Coloring is light gray and dark gray? It seems to be good to mix some blues.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 PAINTINGI 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.
(10-July-2015)

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 FINISHED WORKI have finished the painting of these Alpine Miniatures figures. I painted all by oil painting. It’s like a 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.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 FINISHED WORKI 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.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 FINISHED WORKI 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 the 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.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 FINISHED WORKI did the washing and dry brushing on a helmet, headphones, and knee pads.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis US national flag is one of the difficult points, I was able to describe it so as to barely understand it.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 FINISHED WORKI 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.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 FINISHED WORKNow, this shot is with the Stryker armored car which I made a week ago. I think modern AFV is bigger than WWII era one.

U.S. TANK CREW MODERN AFV CREW 1/35 FINISHED WORKCompared to 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.
(01-August-2015)

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