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Completed USMC Grenadier, 1968 (Bravo-6, 1/35)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Edward, May 21, 2014.

  1. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi, here are pics of my latest figure, painted in acrylics. Please let me know what you think.

    Edward

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  2. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Edward!

    I like the fading green of the uniform.

    Pedro.
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  3. eas6644 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very well done! I like alot.
    Was the holster for the .45 canvas or leather?
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  4. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Edward,
    The holster really ought to be black leather and the knife sheath a natural leather. Keep in mind that troops would modify their gear, and I've seen knife sheaths dyed black. Not to mention that that's what i did with the one I carried :). Nonetheless, you have done another beautiful piece (y)!

    Joe
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  5. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks guys. I will re-paint the holster and the sheath..
  6. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Bootiful, really bootiful. That apparently 'easy' olive drab is usually anything but.

    How did you find doing the black skin tones, I recall you saying you'd never done them before...
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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Good work Edward.
    The flesh tones that you have chosen are right on the money.
    Like it a lot,
    Keith
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  8. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks! The flesh tones were ok actually. The uniform was harder. Not sure I have got the right shades of green..

    For the uniform I used Andrea Olive Green, Vallejo German Camo Dark Green and white. For the flak vest and equipment I used Olive Green and Vallejo English Uniform.
  9. Dennis Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Brilliant job Edward, I agree that you need to change the sheath and holster colours but a brilliant job nonetheless.
    Dennis
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  10. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks! I've repainted the pistol holster and knife sheath now:

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  11. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent work Edward.(y)
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  12. Stelios Demiras A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Edward,
    Really Very Good painting. Right places for Shadows and Highlights!! If I may to do some comments...
    I would like to see some dirt and dust in the boots, pants ( lowers parts and knees) and in the elbows. A sling for the excellent painted M79 grenade launcher depicting the movement will be a good adding. The black flesh is one of the best I have seen in 1/35 scale!! An SBS for that will be very useful. And for my liking I would prefer a more matt finish for the uniform (but this maybe is a photo problem??).

    All the best
    Stelios
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  13. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks a lot Stelios! The flesh was simply Andrea dark brown with black and white added! Adding a sling is a good idea - something to think about.. As for the dirt and dust, I did add some brown tones to the boots, trousers and elbows - maybe I will add some more though. There is a very slight sheen with acrylics but it looks more matt in real life.
  14. swralph A Fixture

    Nicely painted
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  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Really nice piece this one Edward,
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  16. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks a lot for your comments everyone.
  17. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    always fine work edward!!!!!!!!!!
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