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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Revell’s Australian Infantry #02501

Hi everyone.

After travelling around Greece last week, visiting aquaculture sites, I found some steady ground to paint some little army men.

I used figures from Revell’s kit ‘’Australian Infantry’. An old kit (1989) reissued by Revell - I think it’s one of the classics (I used to have one box of them, unfortunately my mother decided to give them away to my little nephew, when I was doing my military service...go figure). I used some spare helmets in order to replace the Australian hats from my spare bits and pieces.





What’s different from other painting methods I did in the past, is that in this instance, I used washes (through successive layers of colours) instead of Wood-Varnish Stain - Dip I was using.
















I hope you like them.

Have a good Monday night everyone!
T.

27 comments:

  1. Thanos they look fantastic! Must get me one of these set!
    Didn't you have an awfull smell when you used that wood varnish?

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thanks Peter!
      The small was awful to be honest, but I withstood it in favour of my figs. :)

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    2. Thought so! But everything for the figures!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  2. nicely done! always liked the guy reaching for an ammo mag.

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  3. These are brilliant. Most impressive.

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  4. You made these ugly old lads look nice! Wonderful work.
    FF

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    1. They weren't too ugly, I'd say mediocre...
      Thank you! :)

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  5. Sweet looking work Thanos. It all works well.

    Nice one.

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  6. Do you have any tricks to keep the paint from breaking off when the weapons on those soft plastic models bends? I did some US paratroopers using a revell set and even though I've been careful with them, I already see some paint missing.

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    1. No, not really. I simply try moving them from their bases (1 & 2cent coins). Other than that, I have my paints ready in case something is taken off.

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  7. Lovely set..lovely painting. The bren gun pose is one of my favourites

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    1. Indeed it is a great bod! Thank you Paul. :)

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  8. Wow, they look great. The washes work really well & I'm impressed with the conversion possibilities.

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    1. I am not that good in conversions, but I am able to switch ahelmet or two - other than that.... :-(
      Thanks John, much appreciated

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  9. Nice work Thanos, one of my favourite figure sets

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    1. Thank you Al, I have lots of nice memories when I was a kid from this set.

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  10. These look brilliant Thanos, love the new technique.

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    1. Not to your standards Michael, but I'm trying to do my best! :)
      Thank you! :)

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  11. fantastic job - great detail you brought out.
    Dan

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    1. Thanks Dan! Much appreciated. :)

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