Revell /ICM SWAT Officer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Steve Brodie, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    This is the Revell reboxing of the ICM 120mm SWAT Officer, kit comes on 2 Main runners, and one for the alternative base tops. the Figure Consists of 46 Parts and 6 pieces to make up 5 alternative bases. Details throughout are very good, for instance the weapon comes as 4 pieces to build into a fine replica and the soles of the boots show some stunning detail - shame they wont be seen, but the crye airframe helmet(s) are devoid of details, and the details on the rails are very soft - to blurred. So what started out as a cheap kit of £14.99 has now doubled with the purchase of some (I hope) exquisite resin replacement heads with Crye helmets from Live resin.

    Sprue Shots (NOT mine, open source on internet)

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    No real issues with construction, just a couple of small seam lines that needed a quick swipe of some Vallejo plastic putty and it was built.

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    Base colours of black and royal blue applied and left to dry;

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    2nd coat of royal blue has now evened out the coverage of the uniform colour, so can now start to add highlights to the blue uniform and black body Armour.

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    A pretty good photo of a group of SWAT officers in the new blue uniform;

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  2. Babelfish A Fixture

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    Off to a good start there Steve.

    Funnily enough I saw one of these painted up somewhere on the internet just a few days ago and it looked great. Excellent value for money there I reckon, even after ponying up for the replacement resin heads.

    - Steve
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Steve

    Nice to see this being done as a SBS , not a subject I've seen before

    A good start as always , will be following with interest

    Why not enter FOTM as well as voting in the previous months entries

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Buckles painted in metal/silver which were a bit bright, so toned down with a black wash. Suit highlights added and again toned down, this time with a wash of the original uniform colour. Wont put in any shadows as such as will blend into the staps. Body armour and straps have been highlighted.

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    Next is the ancillary items.
    Resin head arrived, unfortunately not the one I ordered, so waiting to see what happens regarding the correct item
  5. Zim PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice work on this Steve
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  6. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Correct resinhead has arrived

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  7. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Got some paint on yul brynner :smiling3:tonight.just blocking in , detail painting and highlights tomorrow (hopefully)



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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Steve

    Coming along nicely .....no eyes to paint either ...bagain !!!!

    Look forward to more from you on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  9. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Think i am going to repaint the helmet blue, looks rather cool and will break all that black up on the head, with the scarf glasses and webbing.

    Reference photo

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  10. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Helmet repainted and weathered;

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  11. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    After some fettling and sanding, got the resin replacement head attached. The trickiest part was getting the arms, weapon and hand glued on. In the end I added the weapon to his right arm, tacked it in place then added his left arm, then the hand and positioned all into place, going to add a base coat wash to tone some of the highlights down and then just need to build the supplied base.

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  12. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Have ordered some custom made flag decals for his helmet and then he should be complete
  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve

    Good fettling .....and choice on the helmet colour , you've done good on this especially as it's a dark overall colour

    Look forward to seeing the decals in place and the finishing post

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  14. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice work on the figure Steve, where did you order the custom decals from?

    Cheers
    Steve
  15. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.


    Hi,
    Have ordered them from this seller on eBay here , very helpful when i explained what i was looking for. Tested they would work before sending out. Should be here by Friday.
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