no pushing please...enough for everyone...yes we take rubles
Primed the little boogers. They are amazing figs - but pretty tiny! Spray primer came out pretty clean, temp and wind were pretty good. I might give them a bit of a watered down wash of some olive paint, just to fill in any missed spots.
Medium light shot of the whole bunch. I bent the frames of some to make sure I had space to easily prime them. Paint was a Tamiya US Olive Drab - didn't want to go too dark. As I'm going to dip them anyway, not worried about going without primer. I figure Tamiya paint should hold out just fine even on the bare metal. Let's hope I'm right!
Bit of a darker shot, shows up the sculpting quite nicely.
some different lighting here...
Now, let's look at some actual pics and get ideas about Syrian forces now, and future:
I dig this photo - plain helmet with red splotch badge...strongly contrasting ammo pouches. But hey - where's the beards??
It's kind of amazing...the tan uniforms have green pouches, and green uniforms tan pouches. It's like they want to have the contrast as a uniform - perhaps it helps ID what troops they are? Not many beards...
White square Identifiers on helmet back?
Ball caps, bare heads, tan web gear, plenty of facial hair.
Nice towel! Ready to go anywhere in the galaxy.
Black fatigues to right
Nice contrast - black fatigues with ochre / tan gear. Probably police or militia.
Also, Syrian flag identifiers front and sleeve, w some kind of red badge on sleeve. Black helmets and face masks, tan stuff on a couple of the helmets...
Fabulous pic! Civilian sweaters, black web gear, pulled up trousers and civilian sneakers instead of boots!
Nice closeup of the BDU style camo. Bright Red beret and shoulder tabs interesting...
Hezbollah on left,
Patches worn by Syrian opposition forces, clockwise from upper left: Syrian Self-Defense Forces, Free Syrian Army, People's Protection Units (YPG) and Syriac Military Council (MFS). (Molly Hennessy-Fiske / LA Times)
Syrian Infantry [L] and Armor Corps [R]
Islamic State patches, Syrian wrist band [for hot days playing tennis?]
Paint Scheme and distinct details for Syrian Government Troops
- HELMET: plain green or black [new?] may have tan mounting brackets or stripes. Possible red splotch front; white square on back to ID people?
- FATIGUES: BDU style with large tan and bright green splotches, black lines - occasional black top, grey bottom, black fatigues with ochre web gear, tan/maroon/black.
- WEB GEAR: strongly contrasting black, tan, or just tan ammo pouches.
- FACES: brown/tan, Beards! Face covering; black or colorful shemagh that acts as tribal / national identification.
- CIVILIAN: towels, sneakers, sweaters, nylon sport backback [black with colorful trim and patterns]
- BADGES: Syrian flag ID front and sleeve, maybe long colors only or short flag patch with stars, some kind of red triangle badge on sleeve.
- AIR PANEL, Vehicles: Syrian flags.
- Weapons: AK shiny black with wood trims, black RPGs w' Ochre grenades.
- Wrist Bands in Syrian National Colors
Next up, how to actually PAINT ALL THIS in 6mm!