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#1 Old Marine

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 04:13 PM

This is the MP figure that comes in with the old Tamiya MP Harley motorcycle kit. The MP Motorcycle kit must be about 25-30 years old.  This old figure is not quite up to the crispness and quality found in the more recently made figures but I always liked this figure.  Back then when this kit was released this was the only US figure depicted in a class A uniform.  

 

Anyway, I found, (rediscovered) this figure while moving and decided to finally, after all these years, build and paint him.  

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#2 doyler

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 04:45 PM

Very nice Dennis.I have that one and the WLA it came with.



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Posted 01 March 2019 - 07:39 PM

Denis ,

I also did that figure when I was a nipper.

Yours looks a thousand times better than mine though!

Great paint job.

owen



#4 ArtyScout

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 08:06 PM

Nice job Dennis. He looks crisp as an MP should.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny



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Posted 01 March 2019 - 08:33 PM

That is really cool. Very nice work on the figure paint, and on the grass too!



#6 Old Marine

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 01:02 PM

A Bill Mauldin inspired moment.  Willie & Joe in the rear echelon.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 01:05 PM

The cartoon that inspired this Jeep model.

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 01:06 PM

Another view

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 03:20 PM

Another view

 

 

LOVE IT!!!...excellent work.



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Posted 06 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

I got one on a little wood base, I made him a 30s MP by putting a Tamiya British helmet on him :D.




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