Monday, 9 April 2018

Alpha Squad Snake Eyes

Another Alpha Squad finished off the paint bench this week. GI Joe's Master Ninja Snake Eyes! I have Timber his wolf companion to do as well. I have been flapping a bit about this one I still struggle with layering with the colour black.

In the end I kept it simple. I painted him matt black, dry brushed all over with dark grey. Then used AP dark tone on the areas I wanted to appear black. The Equipment pouches, belts/straps, sword scabbard  and visor I washed with purple tone its very subtle but I like it. The grenades have been given a layer of dark grey then washed it with blue tone.




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    1. Thanks Michal it is a very good likeness!

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  2. Another interesting addition.

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  3. Great looking Snake Eyes Simon, hope to see you Saturday mate

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    1. Thank Dave! Won't make it this year. But hope to catch up with you at another show.

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  4. I recognise him too. He’s in the movie, isn’t he?

    Nice work.

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    1. Thanks mate yes he is in the movie :) you get bonus points!

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  5. This looks awesome! Who makes this figure?

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    1. Cheers dude. Its a spare casting from a private collection.

      Are you on facebook?

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    2. Yeah. Does this private collector have a page? :)

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    3. Look me up on facebook and drop me a message.

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  6. You make painting black clothing look so easy.

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    1. Thanks Joe. Simple really! Army Painter Washes are great.

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  7. Cool as usual, I'm loving this whole project.

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    1. Thanks Suber. Snake Eyes certainly is cool!

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  8. Very nice work, and one of the most iconic characters from the franchise (and apparently the best selling one too), Have you got Netflix? as there is a great documentary series called "The Toys That Made Us), and there is one about the GI Joe line, they are really interesting and you learn all these cool facts too.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Hi Roger thanks very much. Yeah I've seen it. Its why this project is so full of nostalgia for me. :)

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  9. Nice pose and beautiful mini!

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  10. Black is a tough one. Based on experience I think the best blacks are rarely pure black. I struggle with black too and the best I ever achieved was on a uniform of a Russian tanker.

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    1. I need to find a method and stick to it tbh. I just find I don't want to paint figures that are mostly all black and have to find it when the mood arises.

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  11. That purple wash was a great idea! Looks really good.

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    1. Cheers Dai. It break its up a bit its very subtle in these pics.

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