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Completed S&t Wwii Marine...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by dancap3286, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is my latest work. It is the 1/16th scale Marine from S&T. Now let me just say I suspect that this was a recast. I bought this figure off of e-bay about 3 years ago so I really did not know how to discern recasts from originals by listings at that time and I did not pay attention to the fine print. When I received the figure it had the usual picture of the figure on the box but it was of poor quality. The box was also not a white box so already the red flags went up. As I opened it up the color of the resin was spot on, however it was very glossy in texture and was pretty much horrible all the way around. This is the first figure that actually took me longer to prep then to paint so you can imagine how terrible it was. I contacted the seller way back when but after about 4 e-mails of denial I just gave up and shelved the figure. Anyway I got the urge to torture myself and get this guy done as his pose was always one of my favorites from S&T. Enough rambling, he as usual is painted in Vallejo acrylics with Citadel paints for the metallics.

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  2. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done Dan, The Frog Skin camo looks great on the pants.
  3. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Excellent work Dan, as always.

    Exactly same here, I bought this figure at e-bay about the same time when I didn't know how to discern recasts from original like you. I admit I bought some figures I suspect recasts around that time.

    Anyway, you've done a great job on this bad conditioned figure.
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  4. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Some very crisp paintwork
  5. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I guess misery does love compant Kaz cuz I feel better that I'm not the only buyer who got jobbed! LOL!!:LOL:
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  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The hard work prepping paid off Dan.
    Lovely finish,
    Carl.(y)
  7. gendegaia Active Member

    Country:
    Chile
    amazing work paint as always Dan, best regards
  8. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very honest of you to admit to the recast - many wouldn't. Nice also that you tried to resolve the issue adn comment on the porr quality. In any case, I think you have done an astounding job on painting him. That's a tough camo patternto pull off effectively.

    Colin
  9. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Excellent paint my friend

    Alexandros
  10. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Colin, I'm afraid I really can't accept the kudos for admitting it is a recast only for the fact that I got duped on this one and did not knowingly buy a recast as I think it is extremely unethical. However I did not want to see it go totally to waste so I gave it a go as best I could. Thank you for your comment as it is appreciated.:)
    kaz6120 likes this.
  11. Vaux Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Nice figure, nice paint job.
    Could you tell me the paint mixture for the jacket?
    Thanks
  12. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    What's up Vaux. I used U.S. dark green from the Vallejo range for the jacket.
  13. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice highlights and shadows Dan, excellent work.(y)
  14. Vaux Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Thanks Dancap!!

    I appreciate the help and I hope I can help you sometime.

    Happy painting.

    regards:)
  15. robbyk9 Active Member

    Hello Dan

    I agree with the others very nicely done. I like also the atmosfer that you created with your choices of the colours.
    It gives a nice look. congrats for this one.

    Greetings Dick
  16. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Again, thanks for the comments guys!:)

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