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Monte
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Rhode Island, United States
Member Since: December 08, 2002
entire network: 833 Posts
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 04:47 PM UTC
Here you go guys. My first crack at a lone figure. I actually did it for a Veteran friend who survived the BOB. He served with the 84th "Rail Spliters". I painted the unit's patch on the figure's shoulder but unfortunately it can't be seen. Sorry for the lousy pic, it's the only one I could fit in my gallery. Comments welcome.

andy007
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Wellington, New Zealand
Member Since: May 01, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 05:06 PM UTC
From what I can see Monte You havedone a great job on this figure. I especially like the weathering on the Great coat and boots.
What kit is this?
Angela
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Visayas, Philippines
Member Since: September 01, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 05:29 PM UTC
That's a cool looking figure. I love the caked mud/dirt on the overcoat.

I like how you did the skin tone, expecially the blending of the 5 o'clock shadow.

Angela
fanai
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Queensland, Australia
Member Since: April 10, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 06:55 PM UTC
He a good one- what scale, isn't one of the great things about what we do is the abilty to give something personal we can do. I would have lved to see the veterans face. Keep doing our ART :-)
Martinnnn
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 10:25 PM UTC
That looks great. One thing though, I always thought that US infantry ammo pouches etc are sand colour and not green like the uniform

Other than that, it looks really nice, great job!

Martin
Monte
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 04:39 AM UTC
Thanks guys.

Andy, I'm sorry I don't have a manufacturer for you as I won the kit at a local show and it was just baged up.

Ian, it's a 1/16 scale kit. And yes you are right, my Veteran friend was speechless when I gave it to him.

Martin, you're right! My bad! They should be sandy color.

Oh well, like I said it was my first crack at a lone large scale figure. However I did learn one thing......It's easier to paint the small ones! :-)