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WIP Critique Wounded Marine – Fallujah - Airborne Miniatures 1/35

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by legend69, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I first came across the story of Brad Kasal on the net while searching for pictures of US marine camouflage in Fallujah. I am sure everyone has now seen the famous picture of Brad Kasel being evacuated from an insurgent house. Interested by this story I did a bit more research and found a documentary on youtube (link below).



    Inspired by his story and heroic acts I decided to scratch build the iconic picture. BUT 2 days later Airborne Miniatures released their own version in 1/35 scale - thank god, cos it would have taken me ages to scratch build.

    Anyway after a few modifications and additions I started painting. The original model had the injured marine holding his hand gun with the hand on the trigger, however in the picture Brad Kasal shows TREMENDOUS trigger discipline under very difficult circumstances, something I believe should be portrayed correctly – therefore I corrected it. I have not made much progress as I have had heavy work obligations….also the US digital camouflage is scaring the crap out of me…it’s gonna be tough.

    Hope that you like. Apologies for the pics they are not that good.

    Ant

    p.s this is a sensitive subject matter so apologies if anyone is offended.

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  2. JasonB A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I would love to see this figure trio done in 1/16th

    In 1/35 don't sweat the MARPAT too much, its not that distinct, especially when covered in grime,dust, blood, etc...
    Just look at it in this pic. The guys in the front would be around 1/16 scale or larger, and its basically blobs of brown on tan, not distinct blocks of color and patterns. The guy in the back would be 1/35 or so. Making it too distinct and perfect doesn't look right.
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  3. Gellso A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Superb stuff.
    Gells
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  4. Ferris A Fixture

    I find the blood-soaked uniform quite convincing. Nice work so far.

    Adrian
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  5. Merryweather Well-Known Member

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    what he said - very natural colour
    M
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  6. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks guys for your comments!!!
  7. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Interesting....clever way of explaining and solving my problem...THANKS.
  8. specmod Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Loving where you are going with this so far, very nice work
  9. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi all,

    Quick update..I think I finished the bodies...working on the heads now. once that is done got to make the base and surroundings.

    thanks for looking.

    Ant

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  10. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Impressive!!
    And the blood and gore is carefully restrained, and toned down in colour, which is good for such a terrible scene

    Looking forward to this one progress

    Cheers
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  11. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is lookin pretty good!

    Cheers, Ski.
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  12. Ferris A Fixture

    Like it even more now. Nice work!
    Good luck with the heads.

    Adrian
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  13. Chazman Active Member

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    United-States
    What were your color mixes for the MARPAT?
  14. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece

    Hey Chazman, there is no real correct mix...nothing really turns out like the original MARPAT...but essentially it is a mix of the below colours (for me) until you feel you have the correct mix. I spent a lot of time testing and comparing.

    Deck Tan
    Khaki
    Tan Yellow
    Iraqi Sand
    Cork Brown
    Beige Brown

    FYI painting the MARPAT once for me was enough...I do not think I will be trying it again...royal pain in the @#$%

    I hope this helps.

    Anthony
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  15. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Anthony, any updates? I really like this trio. And yes, I agree that 200mm would be an awesome set. No worries, we'll buy em and paint em for ya, lol.

    Cheers, Ski.
  16. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
  17. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
  18. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beauty, great pics Anthony, great work.

    Cheers, Ski.
  19. Chazman Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Anthony.

    Yeah, I hear you about once is enough. I've got one more MARPAT project on the table, and then it's back to something easy, like SS Oak Leaf. ;)
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