I really flamed out on painting these. Ripley et al. were painted in March, but the thought of painting two types of camouflage and trying to interpret all the kit they’re wearing, without great reference material, was quite intimidating. Plus, the Analogue Challenge does tend to leave me a little drained for a few weeks afterwards. There are, nevertheless, only ten marines- so I knuckled down and got them done. They do look like a coherent unit now.
Gorman’s big Stars and Stripes on his left shoulder was painted with a pink and blue rectangle. The pink replicates the effect quite well. I first came across this trick from someone doing 15mm US paratroopers.
I think Gunny Apone has a stogie in his mouth.
Hicks has his shotgun- for close encounters.
I painted some blips on Hudson’s motion tracker.
I opted out of painting the graffiti on the various characters’ armour. I did put spots on Vasquez’ bandanna though.