Here is the newest debut of my 15mm forces. So much for a side project, eh? In any case, these are my latest production, and they are my new favorite troops. There's a couple quirks, and (as usual) my pics aren't the best and don't do them justice, but these figures are absolutely amazing, and I'm pretty happy with my paint job too.
So, these are 15mm Modern US Marines from Flytrap Factory. I don't know yet where they will deploy, and I don't know what rules I'll be using them with, but they're ready. I painted them up in the US "Multicam" pattern, and I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Being that they're Multica, so suitable for temperate, tropical, and desert climes, I did my best to give them 'multicam' bases too, which amounted to a textured base painted desert sand, given a strong wash, then sticking some static grass to them. It looks okay, but now I just got two forces for the price of one ;) Which is why I didn't list these as "Modern Middle East" or "Modern Africa;" they're both.
Let's get to the poses. And please forgive me; I'll be damned if I can take a good photo here lately. Part of the problem is there's been no natural light, it's been overcast here for the past couple weeks. So bear with me. These pics really don't do them justice, the figures are incredible.
The figs don't look anywhere near this featureless, believe me, its' just my photo skills...
I say some sort of SAW as frankly I can't tell anymore. Yes, I was a Marine, but 'back then' all we had was the M-249 SAW, and none of these crazy-ass attachments they have nowadays (okay, we had attachments, but not like now. A few people had an ACOG and/or PEQ2/PAC4, not everyone having everything). So I'm not sure how to spot the differences between the M-249, the Mk48, and the M-27.
Of further note, the one on the left is interesting because he looks like a Brit to me. If you look at the helmet and the gear, it looks like one of the Brit Marines. Now, yes, I did buy a pack of Flytrap Factory Brit Marines (to be posted soon), but I swear that I didn't mix them up. And when you hold this guy up next to the Brit Marines, he's smaller and looks to be done by a different sculptor. To really screw things up, there's a SAW gunner in the Brit Marine pack that looks like a US Marine (helmet/gear)! I didn't mix them up, didn't even open them at the same time. Ya gotta believe me ;)
Again, sorry for the dismal photos, but these little guys are fantastic and I can't wait to get them into the fight (and I haven't even started my 20mm campaign yet!).
Lots more posts to come of recently completed troops, and I should be starting my Balkans campaign any minute now, so stay tuned.