Tamiya WILLYS MB

Going to start a Tamiya Jeep vignette featuring one figure and this is all I have completed so far except for some of the basic bodywork on the Jeep itself.
Figure is Alpine painted with acrylics, his eyes were not completed in second picture.


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Great looking figure. :+1::+1:

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Thanks !

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Steve that figure looks excellent. You got the uniform looking great with nice shadows and highlights. Face looks great with the 5 o’clock shadow. Can’t wait to see the Jeep!

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Indeed. Not familiar with that one

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This isn’t going to be a super detailed version of the old Jeep nor is it going to be built as a specific place and time during the war but as an exercise in the fundamentals. My background is building automobiles and spacecraft that are rarely weathered and this is where I have to hone my skills.
Thanks all for taking the time to look and post and be part of this exercise in building an old worn Jeep .
metalhead85 thanks !

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Steve! Good to see you back to military vehicles. It’s been a while. If you use that whole Aber set (I dare you!) it sure will be a super detailed version of the old jeep! Outstanding figure. Love the fleshtones. (The Fleshtones - weren’t they an 80’s new wave band?) Looking forward to seeing what you do for the classic jeep.

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The figure looks great. The Tamiya Jeep is very nice. You should like it and I’m sure it will be great too.

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SSGToms thanks and NO I’am not going to let you coerce me into having my head explode by using all those tiny parts :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:, remember this is an exercise in weathering and not superdetailing so stop egging me on :grin: and I don’t remember the 80’s lol
HeavyArty thanks and I look forward to this old classic once again.

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Getting some of the PE attached and I must say I can’t wait until everything is on.

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:hammer_and_wrench::+1: :star_struck::+1: :sunglasses::+1:

—mike

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Thanks Mike!

So much for an easy build😜





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Started the painting process and this is where I’am at the moment.



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Nice work! You’ve omitted painting the attachment flaps for the seatback cushions. See here. An easy touch up

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Thanks eric,
Sorry I haven’t taken many in progress pictures of the build because I wasn’t sure at one point I would continue with it because of how it was turning out.
Still a long ways to go .





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Steve, you were going to ditch this model on the shelf of shame? What’s not to like? You did a nice tight build, used most of the Aber PE set [major congratulations, my man] for some outrageous detailing, the paintwork is beautiful, and the shadows, highlights, and weathering make it pop nicely. I can’t find anything wrong with it. I’d say you’ve got a phenomenal build going here. Remember, it’s just a Jeep, there’s only so much you can do to it before it’s just done.

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Looks excellent to me Steve. Loads of small details and nice weathering job.

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That is a really nice job. Excellent!

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Looks great! Keep going :+1:

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