I made figuresof the same manufacturer matched with the Flak38 in April 2015.
This is the figure set of good combination with Flak38. Very old kit so how about the detail molds?
Various poses 5 figures should be included…
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.
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.
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.
These guys have no helmets and I pick up from Dragon Models spare parts. It’s great to keep many remaining parts.
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.
I used plastic runner flame heated and thinned. Sometimes I used metal parts, plastic is better for handling.
I think it’s a sense of urgency scene.
They are all serious expressions. This is not a time for laughing.
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….
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.
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. 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, I painted shadow and light on uniforms. Quite a precise sense appeared after using the rank insignia of TAMIYA decals set.
This gun was operated by 4 crew, commander, layer, loader, range-setter. I set the person who is holding his binoculars is superior rank.
It’s hard to see their face so I took shot from ground level.
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.