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Modern Day Military Miniature Soldiers

With the recent growing interest in other make and brand of miniatures besides Games workshop, I always wanted to collect and paint some real military miniature soldiers. I have always been dreaming and telling stories in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. Sometimes, having a look at some real world miniatures sort brings me back to down to earth, haha.

When Black scorpion miniatures had a contest a while ago, it gave me a good reason to get some military miniatures. Anyway the Black Scorpion contest was a while back when I entered, did not walk away with any prize though. I was guessing choosing a military miniature soldier to paint for the contest seems like a slingshot, as I guess other participants would have chosen fantasy or science fiction miniatures where the imagination opportunities are much more. But still, I enjoyed painting the military miniature. Check out the other entries here.

Before I started, I did some research on the camo pattern for the current military soldiers. I wanted to paint a desert camo theme. The challenge would be to paint a modern desert camo digital print on the uniform. Did quite a few test paint on some plastic pieces before I started on the military miniature.

US marines military miniatures

Well, the results in the end turn out to be ok only for me. I felt that I had painted the camo pattern blocks too big. Even though I reminded myself constantly that the new digital print is in tiny blocks, I still end up painting them slightly bigger than I anticipated. I managed to get another military miniature painted, trying to achieve a better camo print, but still it did not turn out as I expected. But overall, as a whole, the military miniature soldiers still looks good.

US marines military miniatures

I had fun building the terrain for the base as well. Using blue foam and cutting them into small bits, I built the wall up as if I was a construction worker building the wall. With the modern military miniature soldier standing behind the wall as covers, the whole presentation looked good with a good satisfaction. In my mind, I can imagine the scene, the soldier taking cover behind the wall and engaging the enemies.

US marines military miniatures

When the reality military soldier mood hits me again, I am gonna get the Eureka miniatures seal team. Cheers!

Black Scorpion Miniatures – US Marines

black scorpion miniaturesYap, my Black Scorpion miniatures finally came in yesterday post. Pretty excited about it as now I have ample time to prepare for the Black Scorpion Golden Chef Painting contest. Deadline is extended till 25th July, so I have about a week and a half to finish up.

I have always wanted to paint a modern-day real US Marines miniature. I discovered Black Scorpion having the US Marines miniatures range months way back and have always been contemplating when to purchase and get some US Marines miniatures painted. Now, this is the chance, the contest is an opportunity to paint and as well a very good reason for me to buy the miniatures, haha.

Got a small squad of 5 US Marines consisting of 4 rifle Marines and 1 launcher Marines. Most probably will choose one of the Marines and get it painted for the contest. When the 5 US Marines are completed eventually, I will be planning to stand them in a small diorama.

black scorpion us marines

Some thoughts and impression of Black Scorpion miniatures so far… The miniatures were packed in a small sealed plastic pack bag among some packing foams. There isn’t a box or packaging of sort for the miniatures. I wasn’t wow about the packaging, thought it could be better to impress. The Marines miniatures sculpt are exactly what you would see from the online store. The details and sculpt are OK only, nothing to wow about. I guess getting it painted then probably the sculpt can stand out a little. Oh ya, the miniatures are not supplied with bases. Guess I am used to GW stuff where bases being supplied are in a standard package. Next for Black Scorpion miniatures, I am looking forward to the Pirates range, thinking of doing a small Pirate diorama, Aiya Captain!

Meantime, let me go do some research, dig out some bases and get some more painting done. Marines! Fall in…. Cheers!