GERMAN GEBIRGSJAGER MOUNTAIN TROOPS CAUCASUS 1942 DRAGON 1/35

Box package of German Gebirgsjager mountain troops Caucasus 1942 Dragon Models 1/35

I’ll try to build the German mountain soldiers old kit in practice. The Volstad’s box picture looks good atmosphere.

whole adjustment of Dragon figure making

I could not put together too quickly because of the whole adjustment.

ammunition belt of the machine gun, German Gebirgsjager

It is difficult to set up the ammunition belt of the machine gun.

sniper, German Gebirgsjager

All except for a sniper equipped with the large backpacks.
(11-June-2016)

All four heads are changed to resin parts,

All four heads are changed to resin parts.

making of  mountain troops Caucasus WWII

I think face painting is difficult after attaching the gun near the face, so some figures are not yet glued with their weapons.

mountain troops ice axes, mountain troops Caucasus WWII

The mountain troops ice axes are not real attaching as it is. It’s imagination, but I used a board weight of fishing to hold the ice ax on a backpack.

mountain soldiers have two water bottles

It is incomprehensible whether I deleted the parting lines if colored light gray injection parts. Probably securing of water is difficult, the mountain soldiers have two water bottles.
(17-June-2016)

emblem of Edelweiss, German Gebirgsjager Dragon Models

On the left side of the cap there is an emblem of Edelweiss, which is a symbol of the mountain troops. The mold of the kit is almost invisible. I tried to paste the etched spare parts for 1/700 ship that looks like the shape of the Edelweiss.

added his hair growth, German Gebirgsjager Dragon Models

Because I replaced all the heads, I added his hair growth with the epoxy putty.

not very sharp backpack mold, German Gebirgsjager Dragon Models

It is not very sharp backpack mold. Well, it cannot be helped as it is a very old kit. I have improved the mold a little with my design knife.

I painted them in black as the base coat. German Gebirgsjager Dragon Models

I painted them in black as the base coat.
(22-June-2016)

painted the uniform with water-based paint.

I painted the uniform with water-based paint.

timing to attach a rifle sling, military figure

I was wondering the timing to attach a rifle sling. Because I have left the rifle attaching last for some figures this time, I attached a metal sling at the same time.

painting of the face was over, German Gebirgsjager Dragon Models

To be frank, I had no feeling to assemble anymore after the paint was settled down. In particular, when the painting of the face was over, I was satisfied. I also thought it’s OK for without a sling.

German Gebirgsjager mountain troops Caucasus 1942 Dragon Models 1/35 build and painting to finish

German Gebirgsjäger was completed. Gebirgsjäger in WWII played active roles in Caucasus, Norway and Finland, various battlefields including Crete.

holding MG34 machine-gun German Gebirgsjager Dragon Models

I got a wrong setting this time and have become the considerably big photograph. I think there is no meaning to take a photo so big as several times of the real thing.

holding MG34 machine-gun German Gebirgsjager

All was changed to the resin made heads. I chose the serious faces.

mountain soldier is wearing over coat

I wish more precisely make a firearm strap.

mountain soldier serious faceI wish more precisely make a firearm strap.Dragon Models military figureTrousers of mountain troops look comfortable moving action.

Trousers of mountain troops look comfortable moving action. I thought all have a pickaxe, but I try to think of it, it looks ice ax. He has sloping shoulders.

pickaxe, German Gebirgsjager 1/35sloping shoulders, German Gebirgsjager 1/35Mold of climbing shoes is very good. German Gebirgsjager 1/35 so effective giving a first coat with black paint, military figure painting

Mold of climbing shoes is very good.

dust stands out. German Gebirgsjager 1/35

It does not seem to be so effective giving a first coat with black. I should put the shadow of clothes after the basic painting, because there was not the concealment power of the skin color, difficult to paint, I felt. I need more research and trying.

back view of German Gebirgsjager 1/35

Because I did not sweep the powder of weathering properly, dust stands out.

He is a sniper.

He is a sniper. It is difficult to match the line of sight. It may slip a little. Edelweiss insignia of the hat mold is almost disappeared, I pasted some similar shaped parts from 1/700 ship model photo etched parts. I’m not a professional molder, but I think the overall poses may not be bad. During shooting, the heavy baggage is taken down.

It is difficult to match the line of sight. Edelweiss insignia Edelweiss insignia was used similar shaped parts from 1/700 ship model photo etched parts. aiming the target, mountain soldier sniper The soldier insignia color of the Gebirgsjäger was green. I have used the infantry color this time.

The soldier insignia color of the Gebirgsjäger was green. I have used the infantry color this time.

Handwritten eagle mark Mountain troop holding a rifle

Handwritten eagle mark of the hat is quite small. I drew a mark of Edelweiss, this is the limit of my skill. Speaking of which, when I drew an American national flag on the sleeve of the modern U.S. tank crew, it was minute. All epaulettes were exposed. Setting of equipment straps was passed under that. I think that an appearance is good when I expose all the epaulets.

Gebirgsjäger figure 1/35 making Gebirgsjäger figure 1/35 painting Gebirgsjäger figure 1/35 making Gebirgsjäger figure 1/35 Dragon Models display on the wood cube What a far reason German troops invaded to the Caucasus!

What a far reason German troops invaded to the Caucasus! Is it a sense like Japanese Imperial Army, having invaded in Imphal and New Guinea?

first time to build Gebirgsjäger

It’s my first time to build Gebirgsjäger, it was interesting there is a pretty original equipment’s.
(07-July-2016)

 

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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