This week I started on the IMEF Marines set and painted the Gatling-gunner Reggie Van Zandt figure, to test how I wanted to paint the rest of the unit. Since I had done the NOVA Corp soldiers in a desert style camo, I figured I would do these figures as well, so the two sets could be opponents in a game.
I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it. I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.
I began by painting the entire figure with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”. I then painted his head with Crafters Acrylic “Cinnamon Brown”, and his gloves, the straps on the unit on his back, and the helmet gasket around his neck, with Americana “Asphaltum”.
I decided to also paint his knee and elbow pads with the “Asphaltum”, and then painted the barrels of the gatling gun with Americana “Khaki Tan”. I then did a camouflage pattern all over his armor as a repeated series of three small dots using first, Folk Art “Porcelain White”, then Folk Art “Dark Brown”
Next, I gave the figure a wash with GW “Agrax Earthshade"wash using a wet brush.