I have been taking a rest from base building, and moved on to painting another figure. There is a big open space on the left side of the M48. I decided to place one figure from Bravo6`s "Ge on line!" set.
The only parts you need to glue is the 2 arms, and a hand holding the M16A1 rifle. The fit between the body and the arms are flawless, no need for filler. The hand and arm, needed a little filler and sanding to make them smooth. As you know, there is no seamline in human arm!
The M72LAW launcher and the barrel of the gun was slightly warped. Quick dip inside hot water solved the problem. However, I dropped the figure and broke the barrel. I made my original gun barrel from 2 brass pipes.
The figure received a nice even coat of Gaia colour white surfacer, and Tamiya acrylic Flesh.
I use 3 main tones for the skin and facial features. Vallejo`s PanzerAces range, 341,342 and 343. 341 will act as the base flesh colour, and the 2 other colours were mixed accordingly to create shadow/highlights.
Moving on to pants.
Same principal applies here to. Base colour, and 2 lighter and darker colour to alter the tone of the colour.
For the base, I mixed 70.897 Bronce Green and 70.886 Green Grey in a 1:1 ratio.
Finally, the jacket and weapons.
For the jacket, I used the same Green Grey, without mixing with Bronce Green.
The portable rocket launcher was painted with 70.967 Olive Green. I added some decals to replicate the caution/instruction stickers.
The M16A1 rifle was actually painted using Tamiya Enamel. This way, its easy to wipe off black paint if I accidentally get it on other areas.
Simple flat black for steel area, and a mix between Gloss black and Rubber black for plastic stock and hand guard.