Super excited to be back in the hobby. Taking things slower and more deliberate in collecting this time around!
I wanted to try out a company that I haven’t worked with before; Mini Times. I had heard mixed feelings. Some good, some bad. The initial look at it was disappointing. Detail was lacking and parts didn’t seem to be quite where they should be.
The uniform was loose and felt off. As I got started in assembling the figure in getting it together, It did become a little better. Fit was good, nice and snug, easy to place etc.
Once assembled however, the posing of the body was difficult. I’d recommend swapping this right away, it was just awful.
That being said, at a price point of about $135, you can’t really complain. It’s a good beginner piece but I think I am going to pass on their other products.
This was my first attempt at using foam and building somewhat of a Middle Eastern scene. The sandbags came from Etsy and so did the pallet. I weathered everything up and places it. Sand helped the whole thing to be more realistic and for a first try, I am pretty happy.
I love weathering figures, especially a guy like this who in the early 2000s would have just crawled through Afghanistan, it’s fun. Not every figure needs it but I can be an addition. I used Tamiya products and different washes, as well as sanding sticks to rough things up.
If you’re interested in following this process along, I started a YouTube channel to document my return to the hobby and help new folks to the hobby out. Take a look and let me know what you think!