Hi guys, I've been working on this superbly sculpted and cast 120mm figure from Alpine for the past couple of weeks, and I can honestly say that I'm officially over USMC desert MarPat. The concept behind this figure was to show a young Marine sniper in Afghanistan, with a rather vacant, haunted and nihilist expression on his face, as if he's seen and been through too much and doesn't give a shit anymore. I liked the idea of adding the Metallica logo on his beanie as I wanted to play on the idea that he was an angry American teenager with a .50 calibre sniper rifle in a warzone. The logo took two goes to get right. The title of the Metallica song "Kill 'Em All" seemed an appropriate summary of the attitude this young Marine gives off, and a cool title for the figure. Painting MarPat is a painter's nightmare. It's certainly the most technically challenging camouflage pattern I've ever attempted, and I wouldn't choose to paint it again. If I was to start this figure again, I would probably create some templates of shapes with masking tape and spray the pattern on with an airbrush. These are still WIP pics, and there's still a lot to do, but I thought it was time to show you what I've been doing lately.