Spent a little time yesterday "finishing" up some modern figures that I started on about a month ago. The three figures (wearing matching uniforms) standing in front of the MRAP are its newest crew members, bringing the total of the crew to six, plus their interpreter (standing by the front wheel).
In the background you can see the crew of the Humvee getting that vehicle ready for the group's recon mission.
I am a bit of a cheapskate when it comes to this modern stuff. I am not paying $150 to $200 for a figure. The people that are selling at those prices have priced me right out of the market. Not counting the figures, I have about $30 at most in my figures. The uniforms are Power Team and the gear is stuff that I have scavenged from Monkey Depot and War Toys a bit at a time.
About half of my weapons are garbage too. My SAW gunner is carrying a Power Team weapon and it is about as basic as they come. A little paint will probably improve the look of it, but I haven't gotten that far yet.
This guy is my LT. The sculpt probably cost as much as everything else on the figure, but it was such a cool face, I had to have it. This figure and the one in the picture above holding the door open had arms that were too long for the Power Team tunics, so I cut about a 1/2 inch out of their forearms to try to improve the appearance. The SAW gunner is a Power Team figure and nothing had to be done to him.
At some point I am hoping to add some detail to the MRAP to give it that lived in appearance that I like to add to my vehicles. There are radio racks that need to be filled and plenty of places that can use soft details like water and gas cans, ammo crates and more. Hope you like the troops though. - PM
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