Miniart jeep crew and MP figure set. It has been stocked since about ten years ago. I decided to make this figure set because the timing was right when I made the jeep.
I put a figure on the jeep I was assembling halfway. I made a mistake in cutting out the neck of the resin head and made a big gap. I put an instant adhesive and light-curing putty on it and painted a surfacer, and his neck looks strange. Can I fix this?
I cut out five heads in this kit. Not bad for injection. However, even if I use a resin head this time and have some leftovers, looking at the structure of these parts, I think it is challenging to match it with other figures because this head has no neck. I think it’s easier to use another head.
Since the Jeep driver was already here, I thought this driver was useless, but I had a Hobby Boss Scout Car, so I decided to try to make this. After fitting it roughly, I had to open his arm with the handle to the outside a little, so I purposely made a gap and poured instant glue into fixing it instead of putty.
When I looked closely at the helmet of this US soldier kit of Miniart, there was no mold for the chin strap, so I glued the bands of masking tape together. So there are no chin straps on everyone’s neck. Everyone is in a relaxed pose, so it’s not strange.
There are some differences between the colors of the US infantry uniforms, the colors of the mini art paint instructions, and the colors of the box art. The jacket is designated as olive drab, but it is dark yellow or slightly buff in the picture. I think dark yellow jumpers are OK, but what should I do with a regular jacket?
The two figures standing can hardly see the division marks, but they are probably the US 4th Infantry Division. It seems this division is also taking part in the Invasion of Normandy. In the box, is the MP of the 4th Infantry Division talking with the soldier in the 29th Infantry Division Jeep? I forgot to sharpen the mold of the square unit mark, so I painted the mark of the 4th Infantry Division even though it is small and detailed.
Two soldiers are sitting in their seats. I’m considering using them for a scout car that I started to build recently. I don’t know if it fits the scout car well because I haven’t adjusted it. This sort of thing doesn’t usually fit.
As for painting the uniforms of US infantry, there are various instructions for painting the kits in the past. My perception is that the trousers are mostly olive drab or brown, the jackets are mostly dark yellow or olive drab or dark green, and the tanker’s jackets are mostly dark yellow. In my case, I am often influenced by box painting so I would choose dark yellow for their jackets. I was worried. The choice of colors for military figure uniforms is an exciting part of modeling.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build them little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see me here occasionally.