It was a detailed mold figure. Built in February 2014.
I found an interesting figure kit when dropping in at a hobby shop yesterday. This kit released in several years ago, maybe 2 years? Almost of the members dressing themselves for operation. I suppose the popularity of the WWII German Kit is very high, otherwise this kind of maniac kit was not released. I’m one of the fans of German Tanks so bought it and beginning to assemble it immediately.
Since it could not connect with Tiger II under manufacture now, I think it’s good to show you it with one subject. I have the impression of good image as equal compared with a high quality resinkit, maybe too much compliment?
It looks sharp mold and easy to assemble.
Tank crew who is fastening the belt. It is fairly good touch. The expression is a nice looking German guy. Pistol holder precise mold is fascinated.
Since he also wears tanker jacket so he is tank crew in fact, but the below soldier has two sub machine gun magazines, which was indicated to attach to him, I choose the hand grenade. First, I think it’s not normal for tank crew. But possibly there was also a soldier of such military uniforms who is on the armored car as it is in the box art. If it is right, the hand grenade holding situation is reasonable.
The fingertip is corrected to fit to Schmeisser (sub machine-gun) with putty. I think these three are very good figure. Dragon was released the series named “Gen2” which is the concept of very small and many parts divided and targeted to realized figure proportion, but normal kit is now good quality, in case there are high molding technique and good sculpture.
In Japan, at the end of the year, has a custom of cleaning the inside of a house finely. And a new year is greeted. Although many models not finished are in my room, but anyway cleaning room was finished.
Please have a look succeedingly this web site next year. Enjoy modeling!!
The two remaining figures assembly. The figure parts which can be called a special feature of this kit are as this photo. The part of the jacket hungering on the shoulder of one side is exquisite.
Before, I made the German winter infantries with Steyr 7.5cm Pak 40/4 auf RSO, that time it’s difficult to assemble coat wearing figures, but this time not so difficult. Some part I fixed with putty.
He will be ready to fight soon. Since the shovel and the bayonet had not really become one mold, just join them is weird, so once deleted and I corrected with putty.
As for the right soldier, the portion to which two belts have overlapped like a handbag and a shoulder bag are usually that’s which can adjust length.
Since the soldier had a mold strap of sub-machine gun on the jacket. It’s not natural looking to attach with Schmeisser. I deleted the mold and remade it with thin board weight (usually used for fishing).
I just blew the surfacer on the whole.
I painted flesh first. My rule is first painting flesh, but in case there’s complicated area, one of the option is that painting closing or items first. I’ll consider my procedure flexibly from now on.
It seems that there were various color tones even if we said a word of Field Green. For example, near gray or beige, like the box art of this model. Tamiya’s Field Green had quite strong green, I changed a little to gray for a change.
As there is an armband, I thought it’s Panzergrenadier Division Grossdeutschland, but in the assembled stage, the lapel insignia seems to be Waffen-SS.
I’m not sure, but the Panzergrenadier Division Grossdeutschland was not Waffen-SS, I changed the badge to Wehrmacht, original mold was SS. Maybe I should have chosen SS arm-band.
Too zoom-up is impatient…
Tank crew who is trying to tighten jaw string. Tank crew with helmet is a rare case.
Creos Mr. Mark Softer softening power is weak, I thought it’s not effective so much. But I found it’s good fitting even if the surface is uneven. If it begins to dry once, I could not adjust the decal position.
I like the color of a hand grenade stock.
I used light gray or buff for highlight of black uniform.
Seeing from back, it’s like peeing. But actually fastening belt buckle.
Black uniform is almost changeless and no impressiveness, there are accents of the badge of the second class iron cross and rank insignia.
From now, he is preparing for battle. The white shirt figure is rare.
Since it is extremely dry in Tokyo at this time. Enamel color gets dry immediately, blending of paint colors is difficult.
I painted face with enamel color and mixed a little with oil paint.
5 figures, I made them. The color of hair and pupil were changed with blue, green and brown, some variation.
The hair painting, yellow, brown and black was mixed for blond hair and that shadow.
Figure making and painting is difficult and took much time. More research, and trial and error will be needed to seek painting method.
For the person not familiar with 1/35 figure scale, I took a photo with Zippo lighter and US dollar quarter and Japanese 100 yen coin. The height is about 55mm, (2.2 inch). Anyway, this kit is a masterpiece of injection military figure kit, mold maker had nice work, I suppose.