|Only in death does duty end.|
Recently, I converted a reconnaissance soldier out of one of the newly released Van Saar models. The Van Saar armored bodygloves seemed ideal for converting a oberative that engages in all manner of espionage and infiltration missions. I am happy to say that I was able to find the time to paint the model recently, and wanted to talk a little about it!
For the color scheme I decided to stick with a series of muted greys and blues, perfect for an operative in an urban or industrial environment. For the armor plating, I experimented a little with stippling to try and give the impression the armor has a rough finish. The armor was then weathered with a series of thinned oil paints (this operator has been out on the field for a while!).
|I painted the operative’s hair a light grey/white to emphasize the decades of experience.|
|The operative’s pistol was painted dark silver to mimic the look of heavily work blued steel.|
|Members of Special Operations Unit Mitsukurina in action!|
There are still a few modifications I want to make to the model’s color scheme, but I may wait to do those until after I paint some other soldiers to accompany him. I am currently in the process of painting a few guardsmen which I assembled from the casts we made earlier this year.