Private Military Contractors

I bought these models in February, after seeing Outpost. Although I was a bit disappointed by the film (the characters don't actually do anything in the film, they just react to enemies they cannot harm), the setting was to my liking, and of course (as happens so often after watching a movie) I bought some miniatures to recreate the film (in a 'better' version) on my tabletop. Only seven months later, and I started to work on them...

I plan to have the group looking similar to the mercenaries in the movie, which were "ununiformed". Every member wore different camouflage clothing and used different weapons. My group will look like this, they will not all wear the same uniform and the same equipment. What did not make sense in my mind is the fact that the mercenaries in the movie also used different calibers. My group all use 5.56mm except the FN Scar and R870. Should make logistics much easier, as well as proof useful in combat, when one member runs dry...

These models are Private Militars Contractors from Eureka Miniatures.

These models are German Bundeswehr, also from Eureka Miniatres (left, center, right).

When purchasing them they looked good, now I need to say that I will probably not use the MP-7 armed model, as it seems to be wearing a winter jacket, and just seems too warmly clothed when compared to the rest of the models.

The last two models are from Hasslefree Miniatures, Freak and Bergil.

They are supplied with backpacks, but as they would have been the only models with them, I did not glue them on.

I scored their backs and will sculpt the backside of their protective vests.

When ordering the minis, and having my mixed equipped troops in mind, I had too many M4s. The Bundeswehr troopers and the Hasslefree minis bring some variation, but still. Therefore I also ordered:

from Hasslefree.

Some of the M4s need to go. Additionally, too many models are wearing base caps, so some of them also need to go. They will be replaced by the boonie being worn by the KSK Sniper. So I started to happily mistreat some models:

The Bundeswehr radio operator lost his head, and will receive one of the base cap heads, to make him overall look less Bundeswehr.

As mentioned above, I want to distribute some boonies among the models. I bought some time ago Instant Mold, but had no chance so far to use it; now needing to reproduce some hats it comes in handy.

Next I need to glue in the G36Cs and the SA-80s, as well as cast and glue on some boonies.