GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35

I made figuresof the same manufacturer matched with the Flak38 in April 2015.

Box package of German 20mm Flak38 Figure set Tristar 1/35

This is the figure set of good combination with Flak38. Very old kit so how about the detail molds?

paint indication of German 20mm Flak38 Figure set Tristar 1/35

Various poses 5 figures should be included…

same parts duplicated German 20mm Flak38 Figure set Tristar 1/35

It’s only C,D and E figure runner, there is same parts set one more! I have no complaints if two C-E runners and AB parts. I have 38t anti-air tank so I can use another team for this AFV later.
It’s almost 4 years ago to purchase, now TRISTAR is inactive. I heard rumor of molds are sold to TRUMPETER.

setting of 20mm Flak38 Figure set Tristar 1/35

Come to think about it, it’s a better pair of A & B figure. It’s difficult to adjust The sitting gunner pose to fit Flak38 attach legs and hands.

picked up the magazine from other kit (38t anti-air self propelled gun).

I picked up the magazine from other kit (38t anti-air self propelled gun). It looks good holding of their hands in binoculars and magazine. Some gaps are filled later.
(18-April-2015)

These guys have no helmets and I pick up from Dragon Models spare parts.

These guys have no helmets and I pick up from Dragon Models spare parts. It’s great to keep many remaining parts.

making of 20mm Flak38 Figure set Tristar 1/35

Every figure in this kit, they have narrow eyes. It looks difficult to paint small eyes this time. I have an option that only lined thin line instead of detailed eye paint.

helmet strap to the Figure set Tristar 1/35

I used plastic runner flame heated and thinned. Sometimes I used metal parts, plastic is better for handling.

nice combination of figure and Flak38

I think it’s a sense of urgency scene.

nice combination of figure and Flak38 another angle

Another angle.

nice combination of figure and Flak38 from the front angle

They are all serious expressions. This is not a time for laughing.

German 20mm Flak38 Figure set Tristar 1/35 with oil painting

These figures are painted in oil, on the other hand anti-aircraft gun is in lacquer paint. I divided the page because the pace of progress was considerably different based on drying time. After all my work progressed almost simultaneously.
These are glistening in oil paint. I wonder mixing flat base in oil is not glossy finished from first….

Figure set Tristar 1/35 with oil painting

They are awakening forcibly by my brush. I suppose wide eyed expression looks much in the scene of coming enemy fighter plane right in front of them.
(26-April-2015)

I have stocked this figure kit for many years, so I got FLAK38 and finished together.

I have stocked this figure kit for many years, so I got FLAK38 and finished together. As I commented on making, I have one more set unexpectedly.

The white of the right loader’s eye became a little larger.

The white of the right loader’s eye became a little larger. Three figures are painted in oil, I mixed many oil colors to make field gray for uniform by trial and error. I wonder it’s almost same as lacquer for plastic models.

Lightly chipping on the helmets

Lightly chipping on the helmets, I painted shadow and light on uniforms. Quite a precise sense appeared after using the rank insignia of TAMIYA decals set.

German 20mm Flak38 Figure set Tristar 1/35 build and painting to finish

This gun was operated by 4 crew, commander, layer, loader, range-setter. I set the person who is holding his binoculars is superior rank.

Flak38 Figure set

It’s hard to see their face so I took shot from ground level.

Flak38 Figure set painting completed

When adding figure to cannon, it’s more strong eye-catching point. All three are not a good looking guys, I can say they look ordinary soldier. Always figure painting is difficult.
(30-April-2015)

 

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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