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Title: Unidentified Member of "Snowman" Squad in late AFS Mk. II
Post by: Lin.K on August 21, 2008, 07:44:09 PM
Unidentified member of "Snowman" squad seen here in a rare pose for the camera. Judging by the state of his equipment and matching it with other such photos in the archive we can assume this is towards the latter stages of the field life of the AFS Mk. II, just before many such frontline units were re-issued and re-trained on the new SAFS equipment.

(http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/3425/cimg3164aip5.jpg)

(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8995/cimg3166anl0.jpg)

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/386/cimg3168asz6.jpg)

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7973/cimg3169amz6.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3995/cimg3172azl8.jpg)

Some quick shots in the morning. Very quick build and scheme to try out some new techniques and how far I could push "speed painting" on a model and still produce acceptible results for a deadline this Saturday. Really went at it with some aggressive techniques and inspired by Mr. Dewberry had the little epiphany that oils are in fact actually "paints". Had been stuck in the mindset that they were only really for washes and the like but they actually do "paint" when dry. Probably sounds daft to real artists but after being spoon fed the latest fashion cycle of acrylics for my short painting career, it's difficult to shake that mindset.

Face is (re-) done with Vallejo, Mr Color paint experiment was a pretty grim failure, no photographic evidence exists.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Linc
Title: Re: Unidentified Member of "Snowman" Squad in late AFS Mk. II
Post by: Major Blah on August 21, 2008, 08:06:56 PM
That's three in a row, strikeout!  8)

I've been meaning to comment on your work, but other than the great weathering/filter and techniques pointed out by other members I really don't have much more to say.  But that doesn't mean that I think your work not exceptional.  They are very well executed, plus they are Ma.K (which is almost instant win for me).  :lol:
Title: Re: Unidentified Member of "Snowman" Squad in late AFS Mk. II
Post by: Lin.K on August 21, 2008, 08:24:41 PM
hi Major Blah, thanks for the comments and no problem at all. I understand that I have painted myself into a proverbial corner.  ^_^

Too much, too quickly and it's moved into a style that is difficult, even impossible to really "comment" on other than a like/dislike deal I guess.

Just happy to show.  8)
Title: Re: Unidentified Member of "Snowman" Squad in late AFS Mk. II
Post by: Doctor Seleski on August 21, 2008, 10:56:31 PM
That's three in a row, strikeout!  8)
C'mon, you know better... hat trick!  8)

I am in the same boat with the Major here when it comes to adding comments.  Love your work, amazed by the technique and talent.  This one is my favorite so far.  I dig the AFS!
Title: Re: Unidentified Member of "Snowman" Squad in late AFS Mk. II
Post by: Marc on August 21, 2008, 11:51:32 PM
Another great looking weathering!
I really like the cover joints, did you sculpt them?
Title: Re: Unidentified Member of "Snowman" Squad in late AFS Mk. II
Post by: clee-cm on August 22, 2008, 06:49:24 AM
Great job on all three of your Ma.K models, I like the way you weathered the model. "Snowman" looks like he has been out in the field for a while.

So, what is the next project?
Title: Re: Unidentified Member of "Snowman" Squad in late AFS Mk. II
Post by: Lin.K on August 26, 2008, 01:19:08 AM
busy weekend of Ma.K activities here, sorry for the delay. Thank you very much for the comments, sincerely appreciated. This guy might get a spot in Model Graphix reader section, Yokoyama-san just asked if he wouldn't mind me dropping it in. How could I say "no" right?

Next projects - Have a couple of new AFS Mk1 kits, one underway, another Lunar Pawn with all joints replaced (Ezechiel- snowman's joints are the PE included in the box) and I have one of the new Bandai 1/20 Fatty Ground Custom Pailsen Files Version all put together. Just looking for a window to finish it up.

First Bandai kit, was loads of fun to make and very high quality.