Sunday, 1 February 2015

USMC Fireteam and BIG Bins

Finally completed another fireteam to represent USMC in MOPP gear.


These are once again from the excellent Elhiem range. I should now be able to field two full squads of USMC in NBC suits (part of). One more squad for a full platoon and then onto USMC/US Army in three colour camo DCU's.

Also added couple of terrain features. These are large waste/recycling bins.



These are from Hornby. Which I managed to pick up cheaply. Repainted and weathered them accordingly. To give an idea of size here they are next to a 20mm figure.



Should provide cover in those desperate firefights!

If you notice a slightly different green poking through on the green bin, perfectly reasonable explanation. The first colour I used I decided was not too my taste so I dabbed it off while still wet,with a old rag, trying not to remove the hairspray applied underneath to aid with the chipping effect. Not all the paint came off straight away So I was left with a mottled effect, which I quite liked and sprayed the new colour over the top. Then chipped away, which left the older colour showing through in parts. (Riveting wasn't it!?)

Thats it for now more to follow.....

     

7 comments:

  1. I hate the JLIST suit, at least with the GCE you could cut out the carbon layer. Regardless, you painted them great. The rust on the green bin is perfect.

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  2. Thank you Baconfat. Having never worn one I can only imagine. But they certainly don't look the most comfortable garment to wear.

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  3. I like the way the two tone green came out on the bin. Marines are looking good as well. I have to wonder how much recycling was going on over there however :)

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    1. Thank you Brian. I think it's a bit of artistic licence on my part. :)

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  4. Looking good, and looking forward to getting them on the tabletop đź‘Ť

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    1. Thank you Jonny. A game very soon.

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  5. Nice looking troops Mark, and great rust effects!

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