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Painting US Army ARPAT

Conclusions:

What an ego trip being invited to paint figures for box art!

I must admit this was one of the toughest figures I have painted thus far; I wanted to do my best on the complex digital pattern and I didn't want to take any shortcuts as it would definately show on the finished piece. I hope this article would be useful to anyone trying to recreate pixelated camo uniforms; yes, it is tedious and nerve wrecking at times, but the finished result is taking camouflage uniform painting to a whole new level. As for me... I have to take a short break before tackling with ACU again; I almost lost my eyesight toothpicking all those pixels!

References:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/acu.htm
http://peosoldier.army.mil/acu.asp
http://www.hyperstealth.com/acupat/
http://www.special-warfare.net/data_base/index.html



The completed Airborne Miniatures figure

  • ACU_figure1
  • ACU_figure2
  • ACU_figure3
About Mario Matijasic (Maki)
FROM: CROATIA HRVATSKA

You wonder how did this addiction start? I was a kid when my dad broght home a 1/72 Concord airplane; we built it together as well as couple of other airplanes after that. This phase was just pure fun: glue, paint, decals in no particular order... everything was finished in a day or two. Then I disc...