Getting Beardy

Well that was interesting, I just found this post in my drafts that I’d never published and managed to have forgotten about. It was dated right after the second Orc post, so I must have gotten it ready and then decided to leave it for a few days, then forgotten all about it. Ah well, better late than never.

This kitbash is of a 1:6 figure, to represent a US SF/Agency operative in Afghanistan. I decided to use a mixture of spare parts rather than only my “top shelf” stuff to kitbash him, because I wanted to see if I could do a decent job with it. As such he has molded black boots and a molded DML holster and canteen, though the AK is from Hot Toys, TAD Jacket is from BS, with a custom Low-vis Punisher patch which Tang made for me. The Pakol hat is (I think) from Soldier Story, as is the helmet (EOD)

 

I did this one a few months ago, when the weather was still nice. I had picked up several of DML’s Lucas figure, mostly for spare parts (M249s, choc-chip/DBDU helmets and vests, DCUs, etc). So with the dearth of Dark-skinned figure sculpts, I decided to have a go at making one of my many Lucases a little bit unique. Since there are always lots of great kitbashes on OSW featuring special-ops guys with great big beards, I decided that was the way to go here. I used my own hairy face as a model. It was actually quite useful(!)

I didn’t think to take any pics before I’d prety much finished the sculpting, so I just have a few angles of the finished beard which I did in several layers of Kneadatite (aka “green stuff”) – before and after painting. It looks quite a bit better once he has shades and a hat added, as in the first pictures. Covers up those big brown puppy-dog eyes.

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