I exclusively use this guy for a 1/35 scale reference .
He always looks like he needs to be holding a pipe ,
- since he's just standing around .
Something like :
I have no idea where his original left arm is so I stole the left arm from this commander figure second from left :
Required a lot of material removal ,
And I dug up a resin hand that worked much better for the task :
Now to make his pipe , improve the folds in the new arm , do some putty plus some 1000 grit sponge sanding to clean him up for paint ...
That was the very end of a can of Tamiya lacquer primer . Mega orange peel .
I sharpened the details around his neck and collar , epaulets - fixed his ears - opened it up around his right hand etc :