It is a German tank crew made of resin. I finished with oil painting. Built in June 2015.
This is the Alpine tank crew with excellent shape and sharp mold. Two armored division officers wearing winter uniforms. All the time I kept on hand this Alpine figure, but that’s no progress skills at all, I’ll try to finish now.
This resin figure’s muffler and binoculars are sharp molded.
The other tank crew is wearing thick and soft warm mouton jacket.
Wow! Good looks even before painting. I wonder this would be better that my painting…..
Here I choose the winter hat Ushanka type matching with the mouton jacket. Both faces is unnaturally too handsome like movie stars.
This time I continue to try oil painting. It’s difficult to decide the color of fur jacket, I wonder this color tone is suitable.
Now I’m painting their faces. The right officer, gloss of the riders leather jacket is very nice, but it’s actually not leather jacket, I suppose. Finally, I have to adjust between the gloss and matt.
It is LAH tank crew of Alpine Miniatures. LAH is German Waffen S.S. Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division in WWII. He is a veteran officer who was awarded the 1st class cross of iron on his neck.
I finished with all oil painting. Both of them are in heavy warm clothing and looking very warm.
Figure itself is fine mold, but the sample photo does not cover everything in detail. We should refer other documents or photo for what color should be used. I need to care not overlook the fine mold, such as the mark of the sleeves and rank insignia on their collar.
It is somewhat like the posing of the fashion magazine. I painted shadows and mud dirt on his pants.
I set them beside the King Tiger which I made before. The crews expression is fearless and handsome, matched with the strong tank. Because they were in the cold place, I painted their faces a little bit pale finished.
I like Alpine Miniature figure as the mold is sharp and good looking faces.
After detailed rank insignias are on the shoulders, small figures looking better. Next time I would like to challenge the modern tank crew.
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.