Painting Captain Miller…

It’s been ages since I managed to get some serious bench time what with pressures of work and all that, but for Xmas from my wife I got a Young Miniatures “US 2nd Ranger Battalion” figure. Or “Tom Hanks as Cpt John Miller from Saving Private Ryan” if I’m not very much mistaken 😉

I’ve wanted to have a go at figure painting for some time now, and after swotting up on some tutorial videos by the massively talented Dave Younguist (www.lastcavalry.com) I took the plunge…

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I also got the Andrea Flesh Paint Set for Christmas “The easy way to paint skin” as they say…

The instructions are a bit hard to follow in the flesh paint set, but after a bit of research on YouTube I got the hang of what they were talking about with “1st lights”, “2nd shadows” etc…

Gotta say I’m really pleased with the results!

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This is a 1/9 scale figure, so the head is in reality about the size of a grape.

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And here’s a few shots of the (almost) finished article…

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Andrea flesh paint for the face, with Citadel used for the sweatshirt and Vallejo acrylics for everything else.

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The box art looks great but was a little too dark and saturated for my taste, so I opted for more faded colours which were more faithful to the film.

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Am waiting for a base to arrive in the post so I can get it mounted and will put some proper pics taken with the SLR in the Completed Builds section when done.

Next up – 3 figures from Mitches Military Models from Kelly’s Heroes (another favourite film).

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Cheers - Rich



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