Welcome To My Spetsnaz 3 Kitbash Figure Page
After making my other spetsnaz figures, I had the
spares left over from them which I was thinking could be used for another
possible kitbash. But then I realised I would properly end up building up a
large store of spare parts, some of which may never get used. So I have gone back to just buying single boxed
figure's instead, so this kitbash is based on the reference picture on the
right, and I used the
Spetsnaz Vympel boxed figure for it.
Although after looking at some of my reference pictures, I have had to buy some extra parts for this figure. Such as a water
bottle, 3 cell ammunition pouch, rolled cape, knife as well as a different telescopic sight for the rifle.
On the OSW forum I found a
about the webbing from this set. Another excellent source of information about this boxed figure, came from a review of it on the
Onsixthscale website. Along with some instructions in it about how to assemble the
webbing, which I used with the document that came with the figure.
The headsculpt for this figure is shown in these pictures, as I am using the balaclava with this figure I have not given it a wash
of pastel chalks. Mainly because it would not be seen when the figure is finished.
4. 5. 6.
shows the balaclava, shirt and trousers fitted to the figure, Picture
5. shows the braces fitted to hold the trousers in place, with one of the loops put through the trouser strap and then
fitted to the button. The uniform in Picture 6.
for this figure is similar to the one's I used for my previous Spetsnaz
figure's, where I used a KGB Hobby uniform. With this DAM uniform I have found
that it is made of a thinner material, which helps to get the cloth folds better
positioned. With the uniform the first thing I did was to give it a wash with
some hot water and clothes washing liquid in a jug, the purpose of this is to
lose the stiffness of the material. It was then put onto the figure to dry so
that I could get the creases set into position.
I have found in Picture
7. that the uniform washing and the additional Brown pastel wash I
have given it, has only changed the Khaki colour slightly. But I am happy with the creases in it, as I has lost the new look it had fresh from the box.
With the re-coloured
Korund VM armour vest on the figure, I have another page
here about how I did it. And
I have noticed in Pictures 8. &
9. that the velcro parts need to be touched
up with the shoe cream again after I have been handling it. Picture
10. shows the
re-laced boots, Picture
11. is of the knee pads that have had the
same pastel treatment as the other items I have used. I have also used some
sandpaper to add wear marks on the centres of the knee pads, and Picture
12. is the head and balaclava.
Note: With the
balaclava, I found that I had to take care fitting the armour vest over it and
the head, as the vest is a tight fit and it could tear or stretch the part of
the balaclava that covers the figure's nose.
Belt Equipment Fitting
In Picture 13. above
it shows the belt pouches I am
using with my figure, they have all been given a wash of
Brown pastel chalks. I
also found in the review I read about this figure. That the supplied Brown
pleather pouch for the pistol magazines is too small for them, so I have bought
another 3 cell pouch (1st pouch on the left), plus it can actually hold the
magazines. I have also added the water bottle and pouch (fourth from the left)
to the set. The next step before assembling the pouches onto the belt, is to
give them a brush over with some Tamiya Light Sand
powder to add highlights.
Picture 14. is
the instruction sheet from the boxed figure, showing how to assemble the pouches
on the belt. I have used this in co-operation with the review of it on the
Helmet & Radio
The helmet has like the pouches had a Brown pastel
chalk wash, as well as a drybrush of Tamiya Silver powder along the edges of the
Another thing I have noticed with the figure is
the supplied radio in Picture 7. which has the
handset, the microphone as well as the pouch. But I have also noticed that the
helmet has a boom microphone attached to it, so I got to wondering about a spare
DAM Beslan radio unit in Picture 8. I have
in my spares box. As this radio unit has just the handset and a cable, which I
bought by accident. So then I
got to wondering if I could use this with the Vympel helmet. Then I realised that there was no hole in the back
of the helmet, so in Picture 9. I drilled a
small hole which allowed me to fit the Beslan radio and cable, with the handset
fitted in a belt pouch. I have also repainted the radio cable with Matt Black, as it looked too
new to me.
I have also made a separate
Vympel Leg Pouch for my figure, similar to the one made by
dantte on the OSW forum.
Which is based on the following links for reference purposes:
On the right I have test fitted it along with the other pouches, to see how it
fits as well as how much adjustment I would need to make to it. Which I have had
to do, to both the strap around the leg, as well as the loop that allows the
belt to go through it.
In the pictures below I have been test fitting the
pouches to see how they fit onto the belt, this took a bit of working out as I
had to separate the belt from the padding strap. And then work out where I
wanted to pouches to sit, then I had to put the pouch back straps in place.
thread the belt though them as well as the loops on the padding strap.
I tried to assemble the pouches I think twice,
until I realised that the big pouch in the centre had to be in line with the
rear webbing harness. So that I could then work out the spacing on the belt
padding strap for the other pouches, which also allowed me to fit the medic
pouch and holster top straps in place. Plus I could get the main belt buckle in
the centre on the front of the figure.
The figure comes with a Black leg holster and Stetchkin APS pistol, but for the
pose I wanted I have changed it for the DAM Beslan Green Stetchkin APB pistol
and holster. As this particular pistol comes with a wire stock and silencer,
this looks better for the idea I have for the figure's pose. The main straps
were repainted an Olive colour and like the other cloth items, the holster was
given a Brown pastel wash as well as a highlight of some Tamiya Light Sand
The pistol above was also given a wash of Black acrylic paint, and when it dried
I gave it a light drybrush of some Gunmetal and Silver weathering powders. I
also paid attention to the middle of the silencer, which was given a heavy
drybrush of Soot to look like the original paint, with the Gunmetal powder at
each end to simulate wear.
The main weapon that is supplied with the boxed
figure is an AKS-74 assault rifle, with a side mount for the small sight on top
of the rifle. But as I wanted something different, I bought a DAM Beslan PSO-1
optical sniper sight loose to fit to the rifle instead.
I first gave the rifle a wash of some Black
acrylic paint to add depth to it, once this had dried I gave the black parts a
drybrush with Tamiya Soot weathering powder to add a matt finish to them. I then
gave it a light drybrush of some Tamiya Gunmetal and Silver weathering powders,
to add highlights to the edges. I also gave the sling a wash of the Black
acrylic paint to darken it off.
Thank you to
Scimitar for all of the
help I have had with my Spetsnaz figures.
Thank you to
Scimitar Mcmlxv for the
help I have had with the Black Korund armour vest..
Thank you to
for the information about the leg pouch.
Thank you to everyone on the
Onsixthscale website, for an excellent step by step review of the boxed