Waffen SS MG42 Gunner Ardennes 1944 Young Miniatures (WIP)

I present the current figure on my bench. It's a change from my usual 75mm figures.

Yesterday big progress was achieved on the face/head, something I knew would be a great challenge on this figure. I've been messing around for quite some days with the head...

I tried to give him an hammered, tired look. I have two sets of pics. The second lot has a little more work on it, but the colour is a little washed on the photos.



23rd Welsh Fusilier AWI 75mm


Just finished this nice piece, sculpted by Carl Reid for The Artist Preservation Group.
It's a very nice figure, fun to paint, almost any cleaning was required. Just had to make the musket strap with aluminium sheet.

Took the liberty of painting the backpack in light brown with some white spots, since the figure has enough whites, despite the real ones were made of white cow hair (based on the pics I researched and sheet information that came with the figure).
Also about the whites in the different cloting and equipment: I tried to give it all some small tone variation so they won't look all alike, which in my opinion make the figure more rich and less dull. Also mixed in some browns for the dirtier feel.

I tried a new aproach to the red: tried to give a more worn out look, so the highlights are in a rose tone. I think it worked out well.

This figure is available for sale, please contact me by e-mail: pedro_aveleira@hotmail.com .

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