They didn't expect this - Marines at Peleliu

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very nice it's gonna be epic... can't wait to see them finished and in the diorama
If i may.... the holster is a bit too high... but for the rest everything is spectacular
 

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great work on this one,Richard ,real like the reworking of the figures,well done,:thumb2:
 

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Richard .
Those reworked figures are fab, you've got this off to a T .
The groupings are perfect, as are the poses . Well done that man
John .
 

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Thanks Greg, Peter, Paul, Monica and John R for the lovely comments,

I was waiting for the holster comment :smiling2: I was doing a candid individual field adaptation that some soldiers do even if there is a regulation on equipment fittings. This particular NCO decided to clip his holster to the strap that came with his satchel bag slung across his shoulder. His pistol belt has no room as he had stuffed it with as many Carbine ammo and grenade pouches that he could carry. Actually just wanted some variation to his equipment. It would have been better if he had acquired a shoulder holster as some officers did. You have one sharp eye Greg.

Only four of the figures needed major reworking. The other Gen2 figures just needed tweeking. It's the only way to get figures to interact unless they come as a set piece. Enjoyed being Dr Frankenstein for a while.:tongue-out3:

What can I say about Hornet heads...just pick one for the right expression and paint away and it's all about the eyes.

Cheers,
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:smiling4::smiling4::smiling4::smiling5::smiling5::smiling5:
If you need a shoulder holster i have one... :-)
but i think it will take a LOOOONG time to get to you...:smiling6::smiling6::smiling6::smiling6:
I like your idea since the Marine made HUUUGE field gear adaptation..
well that is an interesting one...
 
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Thanks for the offer Greg but as you said it'll take too long. Have already painted the figures and creating tghe highlights and worn out looks. Going towards the straps for helmet and weapons...using aftermarket lazer cut items I purchased from Shizuoka, the buckles just ad fine as PE.

Also did a bit on the groundwork foliage. Pictures later when I can get time to snap them.

Cheers,
Richard
 
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These are the progress pictures on the figures. Highlights on two are nearly there, just a few more layers and filtering...

LO210.jpg

Sorry for the bad images...not easy to hold figs in one hand and HP on the other. Also too near the light.

LO211.jpg LO214.jpg

All that shine will be removed with a layer of dullcoat.

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That's it for now.

Cheers,
Richard
 
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Richard the palette that you used is perfect the green of the uniforms are really spot on... and the USMC OD3 is also spot on... keep up the good work i really find the camo of the helmet very well executed.... in one word... The Marines are really great
 
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Evening Richard! Well mister all i can say it is amazing! your figure faces are fabulous, wish I can ever do as half as good as yours ! Very well done sir ! I guess you getting closer to the finish line as well! Looking forward to the completed scene! All the best regards Danny
 
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