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.
The condition of the wrinkle around the pistol holster belt on his thigh is real. I noticed almost every 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.
I 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 details. 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 wanted to use decals for small things, including the military unit mark and the nationality mark, but Echelon decals of the US Army & USMC were sold out everywhere. I tried them all handwriting, too difficult…
Handling the decal is difficult. I had some trouble with Corsair II, which I made this May, and this insignia case. I wonder I should get a decal plain sheet and print it by myself. But it is a needed thermal printer that is hardly distributed.
I traced the outline of the pocket and bulletproof vest with 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.
Compared 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 an 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.