Switched to Lurking...
This 'bash came as an impromptu hour long inspired rush, from a reference photo I can no longer find. This is a representation of a down and dirty MVD Internal Troop of the North Caucasian District, "bombed up" as simply as possible for some counter insurgency activity. He's got the big gun, the ammo, the body armor, and that's the big three. Some goggles for possible dust and a doo rag for the sweat, and he's ready to hunt some Chechen rebels. The Kamysh green tiger stripe BDU top and pants are one of Daewon_ton's custom uniforms. I rolled and painted the sleeves. The body armor is from BBi, and the VSR pattern was hand painted. The PKM is of course one of Fullmetal's resin kits painted up. The ammo belt came from DiD's Czech ZB-53/MG-37(t) machine gun. Now I KNOW what some will lament at this point. "He needs some serious weathering!" On the BDU's, the boots, the vest, etc. I decisively choose NOT to do any weathering, other then what was already done to the PKM. I KNOW how kick butt good weathering can enhance a figure overall. I've seen this from many talented individuals here on the OSW. I tend to not like it on my own figures. I enjoy the visual presentation without it. On my 1/35th armor, I go full bore. The more worn and dirty the better. On my 1/6th scale figures, I like some element of "Action Figure/Toy" to show through. Light the torches and brandish the pitch forks, but there you have it. So watcha watcha watcha think, watcha think?