28 Mar 2015

Combat Medic

Hey guys,


moving on with the modern, I have a medic for you.


As in what can be seen, conversion work has been limited to gun swap, but it took a lot of carving to cut away the gun that was moulded to the body with most of its length.


He carries a large backpack that looks a lot like the new ones that Army purchased a year or so back, so I painted it tan and I am quite satisfied with it. It is accurate and it gives the miniature a nice contrast.

On the other hand, I got lazy and just painted a red cross on a white field on his right arm, which I believe should have some blue in it to be correct.
I could not make a good cross on the backpack even after three tries, so I gave up on it. If anyone is interested, the white is actually sandy and red is "red leather" to make it blend in a bit more.
One (and the only) thing that bothered me with this miniature was that it was apparently left unfinished! It lacks an upper arm pocket on the left arm. I can see how a thing like this can be missed out, but it bothered me to no end. As I painted it in my "hobby halt" season, I just opted for painting the insignia on it, instead of trying to sculpt a pocket.

I can not wait to play another game, where I will make sure to have someone extracted...and I need to play another game where a bomb disposal unit does something - sounds like I have a plan already!


This is it for today and I still have a JTAC left - I am saving him for the last as he was customised a bit more, but as usual - nothing went quite as planned!

Thanks for looking,
Mathyoo

28 comments:

  1. Very nice painting indeed. Lovely camo and I really like the goggles colour. That's a terrific looking model was a cracking paintjob :-)

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    1. Thanks! I don't think that bright blue is too realistic, but they are simple to paint and offer a nice contrast.

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  2. I do admire the fact that you customise your miniatures. I am far to lazy to do that.

    An excellent addition to the force and I am sure the rest of the squad are happy he is with them as well.

    BTW do you want a Salute show dice again this year?

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    1. It is a part I enjoy the most, far more than painting them, to be honest.

      Oh, thanks for the offer - of course!

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  3. Great paintjob Mathyoo! I always struggle with camo, yours looks the business. Nice googles too dude.

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    1. Thanks! It looks better in real life, these photos I think are too dark.

      Camo is tricky, but I think it looks good as long as you keep blotches small.

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  4. Very well done! I like that you toned down the red and white of the cross; these things usually aren't as bright in real life as the paints that we use for them :-) .

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    1. I agree! I mean - even if they are bright they do not appear so from 15-20 meters away!

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  5. I'm sure your other soldiers will appreciate having a medic on board. A very good conversion and paint job.

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    1. It would certainly help add a twist to the scenario, like the patrol one I played a while ago, where the goals would change to the evacuation. This is how I would like to play my moderns, to prevent it from being a senseless bloodbath.

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  6. Impressive rendition of a great subject. So many nice little details packed into the figure.

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  7. Your really have got a great deal of character into that model. Super.

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  8. That guy is great- just what you need for a moderns game. From the ones I've played making the players look after and evac their wounded provides a useful distancing device from typical WW2 style bloodbaths.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks! Exactly, it gives the moderns game more than just miniatures to separate them from other periods.

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  9. Yet again you convert and paint an impressive model.

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    1. Ha, thanks Moody, I have to get them all done!

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  10. The combat medic looks great!

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  11. He looks fantastic mate both conversion wise and paintjob. The sleeve patch does the job perfectly imo.

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    1. Thanks! It does show him as a medic, I suppose :P

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  12. Great addition to the regulars, though I'm sure there will be some that are disappointed it's not a female with a revealing bosom !
    Love the figure's pose and your brushwork on this.

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    1. To be honest, I would love to have some of the miniatures to be females. Not necessarily the medic, but I wouldn't mind 3-4 be females to be a bit more representative.

      Then again, the British female medic that Empress sells is not a lot unlike her male companions and by painting a face a bit nicer (so that the wash doesn't seem like a stubble), anyone could pass as a female.

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  13. Nice looking combat medic, good job!

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