This weekend I painted the two packs of US Special Forces by Empress Miniatures. Like the rest of the range these are sculpted by Paul Hicks in great and well-documented detail.
I did them in tiger stripe camo that seemed so popular with these troops including skin paint camo, even though the faces were so well done it seemed almost a waste to cover them in camo. In the end I decided to go with inks to preserve as much of the facial detail as possible.
|From left to right SOF trooper with silenced Stengun, an American point man carrying VC equipment to pass for a VC trooper when encountering the enemy and a LMG gunner with a Chinese Type 56 LMG and a sawed off grenade pauncher tucked in his pack. |
|SEAL Squad leader with M16, SEAL M60 gunner with a helicopter ammo box strapped to his back and a SEAL radio operator with M16 and smoke grenade|
|ARVN troopers, from left to right carrying an AK47, wearing VC gear and an XM177 and the third one in tiger stripe camo and an XM177. |
|SEAL with M16, SEAL in Levis, armed with Stoner rifle, sawed off shotgun and LAW and SEAL with AK47 and a silenced Colt pistol. |