- Apr 27, 2018
- First Name
This will be my next project (kindly given to me by Richard Pearce for services to Mookies Miniatures), a 1/9 bust by Carl Reid for SK Miniatures. This fine sculpt depicts a black marine armed with an M79 grenade launcher, and what's great is that the only camo is the helmet cover - the rest is a standard OD t-shirt and flak jacket.
This looks like it's going to be complicated. The arms need to be attached before painting, as they are cut through the biceps, and they will need to be fixed exactly to accommodate the hand/M79 combination. One wrist has a watch at the join, but the other needs to be smooth, although a wrist band may prove useful there. The head is also cut through the neck, so again, will have to be attached before painting, something I would prefer otherwise.
Anyway, apart from those complications, this looks like it should be fun.