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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2020 5:37 a.m. PST

Thought it might be fun to show a few conversions from Gringos40 Marines.

Very easily done and adds variety.

Rubbish photos, just with a flash, but hope to eventually show them painted up.

Basically I got MAR37 , the kneeling Marine firing overhead and sawed off his upper torso to transplant onto MAR36 (Sarge with a Tommy Gun) and another MAR 37 arms went onto MAR34, the grenade thrower.

Better still is the film crew with Cronkite but I'll save those for now. Hope Ged will forgive me for destroying his work in the process (nothing went to waste though!)




Maha Bandula12 Jan 2020 8:09 a.m. PST

What paints did you use for the flak jackets?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2020 7:00 a.m. PST

I have been guided by many comments on this Board I hasten to add. The top one is Vallejo 924 which is called Russian Uniform WWII (I originally got it for French Napoleonic Artillery carriages). The lower one is Citadel Graveyard Earth (it is a bit too brown) but I have also used Citadel Karak Stone, a much lighter sandy colour.

The experts have told us that these were repeatedly reissued as new replacement Marines arrived. The jackets were well worn and faded. The secret is lots of washes and highlights.

Try this

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Legion 413 Jan 2020 8:05 a.m. PST

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