British Infantry Northwest Europe 1944 Dragon 1/35
It is quite an old kit. I intend to make it as carefully as possible. It’s a long time ago that I made a British army soldier, it is since the Matilda.
It is a usual parts division of the Dragon. I had not seen the equipment of a British army so much, it’s fresh.
This soldier holds a grenade in his left hand. It’s a tiny part.
This is interesting. I don’t think all the British soldiers hung a teacup on his back. Maybe it’s an image. There were three teacups, and the inside was buried, I drilled a hole. I should quit at moderate thickness or they are damaged for so much thinner work.
There is the helmet with the camouflage net and without the net. There were a mark II helmet and a mark III 3 helmet in the U.K. Mark 3 was different from the unique British troop’s helmet which is familiar. It is a little similar to the Romanian Army helmet. (The left soldier of the box picture above is marked III.)
I sharpened a back and a backpack little by little and improved the joint. I’ll fill the gap and reproduce the backpack belt with epoxy putty, I think that it is better looking.
They are soldiers of various poses, it’s interesting. One is taking a fighting stance, holding a heavy machine gun, the other one has a kneeling position.
The British canteens are similar in shape to the flask bottles of whiskey.
I made the belt of firearms with the chopped plastic board. It’s a very good feeling.
After blowing surfacer. I always use a Creos 1200. I feel the paint sticks well on the surface of this coating, especially by brush painting.
I scribed an additional mold of hair, which may not be seen because almost covered with a helmet.
I paint a face by oil painting, and the uniform by enamel painting mainly this time.
I painted roughly the faces and uniforms.
I carried forward the work of the faces. The expression of the left soldier is an especially nice feeling.
I advanced the others. It is easy to paint around the eyes of this kit. The careful painting of the uniform remains.
Also, small arms are being painted as you can see. Though it is small work, the strap is very effective.
Because the rucksack belt was not connected if the only kit assembles were completed, I added it in epoxy putty. I intended to make it before, I forgot it.
The British soldier figure kits are released now by Tamiya, Master box, Mini-art, at that time there was little and valuable. It looks good to be put next to the tanks, such as Cromwell, Firefly.
The British troops fought out a fierce battle with the US Army and other Allied Forces, which became the driving force of the victory of the Allied.
I painted his face with oil. I don’t know how long it takes to dry, I left it without haste.
This soldier is wearing a kind of leather vest, the impression is different from the other three.
The Bren light machine gun can be treated like this way by one person. It is possible to use the base defense by two of the loader and gunner as a heavy machine gun. It is surprising to be used after WWII for a long period of time from the Korean War to the Gulf War.
Personally, I think the expression of this soldier is my favorite, the most successful work.
The painting of the uniform has put the light and shade to the base with the Tamiya enamel khaki mixed with some white.
Pickaxe and something, this soldier is carrying a lot of heavy baggage on his back.
He will be a military engineer in my opinion. Trench digging seems a very hard task.
It is the soldier who held a Sten submachine gun. Because this gun was small and light, It was supplied many to the resistance of the European countries including France.
Ummmm, I wonder the painting of a belt and suspenders is not completely satisfactory. I drew the buckle with effort, so it looks good…
From the top. The equipment like this seems to be able to move lightly.
I have a feeling that an appearance improved a little when all four of them add a strap to firearms.
Shot of facing all from the front. I like the figures of a relaxed pose, now one of such an attack situation is cool, too.
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.