It is the first winter fight of the operation Barbarossa, the German army invaded Russia. When it is said so, they are all wearing an overcoat, but they look light clothing. I guess it is about the same equipment as Tokyo’s winter clothes.
A strap such as a rifle, we can use many materials like a band made of brass and masking tape, this time I’ll try to use the one that was soaked with instant glue on paper. This material is infinite, it costs almost no money.
Binoculars held by the commander added additional straps from the neck.
The heads are replaced and assembly is completed.
Four figures are tentatively fixed to the base with the easily removable glue.
Three infantries equipped with rifles Mosel Kar 98k rifle, and the commander is the MP-40 submachine-gun.
The commander is a pose of looking into the front with binoculars with one hand. Equipped with submachine-gun.
At the beginning of the invasion of the German army, they anticipated a short-term decisive battle and started fighting almost without preparing winter equipment. In Russia ‘s harsh climate after late autumn, the soldier’ s fighting ability had declined.
German army boots had a lot of iron hobnails, cold air ran through them and struck the toes. If there were rubber and chemical fiber climbing shoes for winter mountain that currently being sold, it may have prevented frostbite. Infantry equipment is an important factor in keeping strength.
Germany forces could not capture Moscow in the first winter, forcing a long-term war. In order to inspire soldiers, “Medordle Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/1942” was awarded to soldiers who took part in this winter fight.
In the public relations video of the German army at that time, the soldiers naked and playing in the snow as it was not cold at all.
This is also the Germany Army infantry on alert.
German infantry in a crouching posture. Uniforms painted field green, helmets and gas mask cases with dark green.
It is a figure of an ordinary pose, not eccentric effect. I think it’s a good kit that feels the tension of the front line. It will be perfect for the snowfield.
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.