When I build a half-track several years ago, I took one of the soldier from this kit, I found the remains from the deep storage. It is the soldier on the Italian front.
The Gen2 series has many small parts. There is unusually a color illustration painting guide. I think I’ll paint all 3 bodies in field gray this time, so I don’t refer it now.
A mold of the boots and the neck is nicely detailed. I exchange the head with the third party resin from the original.
It’s wonderful to include a rifle strap and epaulets and belt buckles of the etched parts. I hope these parts were attached a standard of all figure kits.
They are all relaxed pose.
This time, I made a strap from the plastic plate and a brass plate rather than the etched parts.
Firstly, I decided to paint in black in consideration of the shadow of the accessories and the wrinkle of the uniform.
All three figures were completed. Because a mold is good, I felt easy to paint. It was a variety of color uniforms of the box picture, but I only used the field gray this time. Possibly some models of the uniform may be different.
I use the Tamiya decals for a lapel badge and an epaulet. It was quite difficult to put the strap tight. The seam of the duffle bag was unnatural. I reflected a little. The cooking utensil and water bottle lid hit well, I think it’s real to paint metallic.
It’s interesting to build this kind of relaxed pose. Because the rifle is separated, in case of gone somewhere I fastened it with double-sided tape. Because it was Italy, I have done weathering for a slightly dusty image. I should not have done too much.
I changed the uniform color by my decision, it was not necessary to be particularly considering the location about Italy.
The back of his boots is molded, it is good.
Three soldiers are like this photo. It’s rather satisfying finishing for me. Maybe they are standing next to some tanks, it’s looking very nice.