Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Revell/Matchbox ANZAC infantry

This is my first-ever figure post on this site, along with my first OK looking figure photos. Yes, I know this is photography at it's worst, but it should do. Who knows, maybe I will learn new tricks and techniques as I photograph my large infantry collection.



Nice poses, small amount of flash. Unfortunately made of a bendy plastic, which means flaking is an issue. Please note that the bases are far from finished.


I've based my painting lately off of a fellow ATF member who goes by the name of "Kaktus". Very excellent work: http://airfixtributeforum.wonko.myfastforum.org/about25214.html&highlight=kaktus (If you haven't seen his work, definetly take a few mninutes to check it out, you won't regret it!)



These are quite obviously from the Airfix 8th Army (who will be used as ANZACS for El Alamein-era warfare)


The size of these figures is pretty close, and not too noticeable.

One of my favorites of the set, is my "Medic".

I kept the donkey from the set (as there were no donkeys in the North African desert) for a special little novelty surprise, that will be revealed in my next post! :)

Thanks for reading!
FF

4 comments:

  1. Nice work! The wounded guy is a nice touch. I've always liked the Revell stuff. Looking forward to seeing more Infantry.

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    1. I'm using my older (and cheaper) camera now, and it seems to be better for photographing infantry! It seems like that 600$ camera may not have been 100% necessary >:(

      Thanks!
      FF

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  2. I do like the old matchbox plastics. It was painting some of my old ones on a whim that got me started on the whole WWII gaming and modelling kick!

    Photographing minis is always tricky. Getting the depth of field right is one of the most difficult bits for me. Generally the more light you can get on the minis the better. These ones have come out really well, look forward to seeing more!

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    1. Sorry for answering so late!

      Thanks for the tips and compliments, I have found a better formula for painting ANZACs since this post, and will make an update using the Airfix Ghurkas.

      Thanks!
      FF

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