Four Jump Off Points for my next project, US Marines, mine you I have a number of projects on the go. I managed to pick up some great bargains last year from Mighty Ape which included a couple of Warlord Games plastic US Marines boxes which I am currently putting together.
The base of the JOPs is made with a circular metal sheet, the oil drums are glued in place and a layer Milliput putty added on the surface. Once the Milliput sets, a variety of weapons and supplies were glued in place with superglue.
The American flag was made by coping a image of the flag from the internet, pasted it on a Microsoft word page and reduced the image of the flag to suit the scale.
I then printed it with my black and white printer and used Vallejo paints to paint in the red, white and blue portions of the flag.
I washed the flag with Agax Earthshade and went over the enhance the red, white and blue colours on the flag with the relevant colours.
I then cut out the flag, used super glue on the underside of the flag to glue it in place on the JOP simultaneously using a metal instrument to help adapt it around the oil drums before it sets.
The last step was to apply a thin layer of superglue on the top surface of the paper flag to seal it and provide a protective coating.
|The US JOPs in the midst of the jungle.