Mig Productions' 1/35 scale
"Trouble Takes a
by Andrew Judson
Trouble Takes a Break
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When I first saw Mig Productions' Technical with 50 cal I was very
keen to build it and put it into an African scenario, and pretty much
had the image in my head of what you see here. This Mig Productions kit
is a full resin item.
went together very well without any hassles at all. The quality of the
casting is excellent and the instructions very clear and well laid out.
The only area that needs extra care was the removal of the holding
blocks, which at times were on the large side.
Painting was done with an Aztek A470 Airbrush and Tamiya
acrylics.weathering was with a mixture of Vallejio Acrylics and Mig
Now to the figures.
The main figure is from Warriors, previously reviewed, and the other
two figures from ICM Soviet Afghanistan special forces, also recently
reviewed, but slightly modified and sporting Hornet heads.
I decided to paint them in different uniforms to show that they are a
group of Rebels and not an actual official military unit. Painting these
was done with a mixture of Tamiya acrylics and Testor's Model Master
The base was a piece of craft wood and DAS modelling clay, covered
with a light static grass and then the rocky crop glued on.
The tree is a hand made piece, using wire, foam, lychen and crushed
herbs and spices. The smaller trees are from a railway hobby store. Once
everything was glued in place I then randomly sprayed some different
dusty tones over everything and a sprinkle of Mig Pigments over the
I tried to put things in their place so that, from whatever angle you
looked at this small dio that it would look interesting.
I am really happy with the end results and have already ordered
another variant of the technical, only this time maybe in the service of
an Eastern Bloc country.
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2005 by Andrew Judson
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