Author Topic: Sgt. Beckett, "The Big Nailer", AFS C.D. Polar Bear, Covert Operations  (Read 3121 times)

July 26, 2008, 03:16:30 AM
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Lin.K

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Hello Fictenfoo Forum!

Signed the guestbook and have been browsing the excellent forum here. You guys certainly have built up a fantastic database and I am very much looking forward to learning the tricks of the trade here and furthering the great cause of robot love.  :-)

Here's my last build that the great team led by Mr. Bryan Krueger on none other than Maschinen Krueger site and forum helped me put together.

Hope you like it!

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During the fighting in Nth America, this team of covert operations specialists turned down their scheduled upgrade to SAFS suits and instead upgraded their AFS C.D. Polar Bear suits and retained them for much longer than most other such teams. After field testing the SAFS, they reasoned that their current suits fitted their covert operations tasks more closely and that the SAFS was not yet reliable enough for the extended field use they were were seeing in Alaska, ranging far in advance of the Forward Operating Bases.

Seen here in his customized AFS C.D. Polar Bear suit in a broken ground pattern of his own design, Sgt. Beckett, a former marksman and sniper before being transferred to an AFS equipped unit, has earned himself the nickname, "The Big Nailer". He has had an interesting and varied career and has helped his team to great success with his expertise in field craft, stealth, infiltration and pioneering "sniping" techniques and hit and run tactics for the AFS suits. Despite operating in an earlier model suit, his skills close the gap and put him on an equal footing with SAFS equipped troopers.

With this particular suit, he has a record of 8 confirmed Melusine kills, a record which remains to this day.









In the close ups, the micro-painting can be seen, I feel this adds a great deal of interest.







Pilot Figure







Natural lighting, seems to suit Mak!





Close ups of the weathered and damaged paint, hope these help for reference.







WIP Thread is here;

http://maschinenkrueger.com/forum/index.php?topic=1827.0

Notes;

3rd MaK done and it seems to have turned out well enough. Many thanks to to BK for his pointers and many guides, extensive reference was made during this build and the new groundwork guide was especially educational and useful.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

Best,

Lincoln
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July 26, 2008, 03:56:29 AM
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Welcome!
Very nice camo, I like the colors you chose, and the weathering is top-notch!
I suppose the pipes are not the stock ones? They look really good.
Great job on the vignette, the grass really gives a sense of scale.

July 26, 2008, 05:50:18 AM
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Very nice work. I recall seeing this over there. You've got a very interesting painting style the way you build-up from a mottled surface. I love the end resilt here. The camo is perfect IMO and has a lot of nice subtle color variations. The figure painting is great as well.

You should post your latest here and show the progress as a SBS to show people how you do it in our in-prog section.

July 26, 2008, 06:28:32 AM
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Lovely weathering and the expression on the face is nicely done!

July 27, 2008, 08:54:30 AM
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The level of depth in the paint is great. The suit has as much character as the pilot, that is not always an easy job with MaK. My one knitpick and its tiny is the face seems a little over washed. I'm just a fan of drybrushed figures. The skin tones you used are spot on down to the 5 O'clock shadow. The "wandering samurai" decal is a nice touch also. Welcome to FFF enjoy your stay.
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July 28, 2008, 06:27:09 PM
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thank you very much for the kind welcome, very much appreciated!

Ezechiel - thanks for that and yes, the pipe covers are 2.5mm Wave detail parts. For a cold weather suit I thought some insulation might look the part and the stock ones aren't great.

FichtenFoo - "perfect" from you is high praise indeed, thank for you that! The SBS... sure thing!

maxwinamp- cheers for that!

chaos_theory - nicely picked out, I appreciate your eye for details! I agree that the face is a little over-washed, too heavily lined. I spotted that you've also done some 40k stuff in your threads on burning things, very clever by the way and I have been thinking of doing something with a magnifying glass for some laser spot marks, but my point was that this is the 3rd 1/20 face so I am just kind of getting the idea. Until now, a handful of space marines and a couple of Tau have been my intro to painting faces. So next one I will try for a little more subtlety. Of course, the suit on the bench now is enclosed.  :D




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