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US Snipers Group
Maki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 10:50 PM UTC
NATO in Miniatures specializes in producing high quality resin figures of modern soldiers from NATO countries in 1/35 scale. Here''s a review their US Snipers Group, a 3-figure set depicting 82nd Airborne Division sniper group in Middle Eastern theater of operations.



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Thanks!
jccraemer
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 07:10 AM UTC
nice, looks like a great set of figures
FirstSergeant
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 01:35 PM UTC
I have a question. This is going to sound like I'm behind the curve but I' ve been away from the hobby for 23 years. These figures are made of a poly-vinyl resin as opposed to say styrene, correct? I remember resin as not being so paint friendly. What sort of paint would I use on these figures?
Trisaw
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 02:19 PM UTC
Since the guns don't have hands attached to them, do you believe they could be swapped out with Live Resin's? Nice review!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 02:36 PM UTC

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I have a question. This is going to sound like I'm behind the curve but I' ve been away from the hobby for 23 years. These figures are made of a poly-vinyl resin as opposed to say styrene, correct? I remember resin as not being so paint friendly. What sort of paint would I use on these figures?



All modern paints designed for the hobby will stick to the product, however it is advised that resin kits are washed in a mild detergent to ensure that all traces of mould release agents are gone and it is advised to use an undercote on them.
Maki
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 07:57 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys. Darren already explained how to prep resin for painting... here are some tips on starting with the figures and a great tutorial on painting faces oils over acrylics: link. Perhaps it could be helpful if you are restarting with figures after such a long break.

Pete, I would swap weapons supplied with most figure kits with Live Resin offerings. Live Resin does wonders with their weapon sets. Since these figures don't have hands cast with weapons, the change is so much easier.

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2012 - 07:32 AM UTC
Thank you for the tips. Good review, very helpful. Nice figures, can't wait to try them.