BRITISH INFANTRY NORTHWEST EUROPE 1944 DRAGON 1/35

Box package of British infantry northwest Europe 1944 Dragon Models 1/35

It is a quite old kit. I intend to make it as carefully as possible. It’s a long time ago that I made a British army soldier, it is since the Matilda.

All parts of British infantry northwest Europe 1944 Dragon Models 1/35

It is a usual parts division of the Dragon. I had not seen equipment of a British army so much, it’s fresh.

soldier holds a grenade in the left hand

This soldier holds a grenade in the left hand. It’s tiny part.

British infantry with tea cup

This is interesting. I don’t think all the British soldiers hung a teacup on his back. Maybe it’s an image. There were three teacups, and the inside was buried, I drilled a hole. I should quit at moderate thickness or they are damaged for so much thinner work.

helmet with the camouflage net

There are the helmet with the camouflage net and without the net. There were a mark II helmet and a mark III 3 helmet in the U.K. Mark 3 was different from the unique British troops helmet which is familiar. It is a little similar to the Romanian Army helmet. (The left soldier of the box picture above is mark III.)

back and a backpack little by little and improved the joint

I sharpened a back and a backpack little by little and improved the joint. I’ll fill the gap and reproduce the backpack belt with epoxy putty, I think that it is better looking.
(2-November-2015)

soldiers of various poses

They are soldiers of various poses, it’s interesting. One is taking a fighting stance, holding a heavy machine-gun, the other one has a kneeling position.

British canteens

The British canteens are similar in shape to the flask bottles of whiskey.

belt of firearms with the chopped plastic board

I made the belt of firearms with the chopped plastic board. It’s a very good feeling.

blowing surfacer, British infantry northwest Europe 1944 Dragon Models 1/35

After blowing surfacer. I always use a Creos 1200. I feel the paint sticks well on the surface of this coating, especially by brush painting.

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I scribed an additional mold of hair, may not be seen because almost covered with a helmet.
(14-November-2015)

paint a face by oil painting

I paint a face by oil painting, and the uniform by enamel painting mainly this time.

paint a face by oil painting, British infantry

I painted roughly the faces and uniforms.

easy to paint around eyes of this kit

I carried forward the work of the faces. The expression of the left soldier is especially nice feeling.

 

painting military figures

I advanced the others. It is easy to paint around eyes of this kit. The careful painting of the uniform still remains.

small arms are being painted

Also small arms are being painted as you can see. Though it is a small work, the strap is very effective.

rucksack belt was not connected, fixed with putty

Because the rucksack belt was not connected if the only kit assemble completed, I added it in epoxy putty. I intended to make it before, I forgot it.
(17-November-2015)

British infantry northwest Europe 1944 Dragon Models 1/35 build and painting to finish

The British soldier figure kits are released now by Tamiya, Master box, Mini-art, at that time there was little and valuable. It looks good to be put next to the tanks, such as Cromwell, Firefly.

Commonwealth infantry

The British troops fought out a fierce battle with the US Army and other Allied Forces, became the driving force of the victory of the Allied.

Commonwealth infantry figure 1/35

I painted his face with oil. I don’t know how long it takes to dry, I left it without haste.

wearing leather vest British infantry

This soldier is wearing a kind of leather vest, the impression is different with the other three.

Bren light machine gun, British infantry

The Bren light machine gun can be treated like this way by one person. It is possible to use the base defense by two of the loader and gunner as heavy machine gun. It is surprise to be used after the WWII for a long period of time from the Korean War to the Gulf War.

Bren light machine gun, British infantry 1/35

Personally, I think the expression of this soldier is my favorite, the most successful work.

painting of the uniform was put the light and shade to the base with the Tamiya enamel khaki mixed some white

The painting of the uniform was put the light and shade to the base with the Tamiya enamel khaki mixed some white.

soldier is carrying a lot of heavy baggage on his back

Pickaxe and something, this soldier is carrying a lot of heavy baggage on his back.

military engineer

He will be a military engineer in my opinion. Trench digging seems a very hard task.

Sten submachine gun, Commonwealth infantry figure 1/35

It is the soldier who held a Sten submachine gun. Because this gun was small and light, It was supplied many to the resistance of the European countries including France.

build and painting of 1/35 scale figure

Ummmm, I wonder the painting of a belt and suspenders not completely satisfied. I drew the buckle with effort, so it looks good…

making 1/35 scale figures

From the top. The equipment like this seems to be able to move lightly.

Dragon Models figure 1/35

I have a feeling that an appearance improved a little when all four of them add a strap to firearms.

British infantry northwest Europe 1944 Dragon Models 1/35 build and painting to finish

Shot of facing all from the front. I like the figures of a relaxed pose, now one of such an attack situation is cool, too.
(20-November-2015)

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I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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