GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35

I made figures of the same manufacturer matched with the Flak38 in April 2015.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 BOX PACKAGEThis is the figure set of good combination with Flak38. Very old kit so how about the detail molds?

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 BOX PACKAGEVarious poses 5 figures should be included…

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGIt’s only C, D and E figure runner, there are the same parts set one more! I have no complaints if two C-E runners and AB parts. I have 38t anti-air tank so I can use another team for this AFV later. It’s almost 4 years ago to purchase, now TRISTAR is inactive. I heard rumor of molds is sold to TRUMPETER.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGCome to think about it, it’s a better pair of A & B figure. It’s difficult to adjust the sitting gunner pose to fit Flak38 attach legs and hands.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGI picked up the magazine from other kits (38t anti-air self-propelled gun). It looks good holding of their hands in binoculars and magazine. Some gaps are filled later.
(18-April-2015)

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGThese guys have no helmets and I pick up from Dragon Models spare parts. It’s great to keep many remaining parts.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGEvery figure in this kit, they have narrow eyes. It looks difficult to paint small eyes this time. I have an option that only lined thin line instead of detailed eye paint.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGI used plastic runner flame heated and thinned. Sometimes I used metal parts, plastic is better for handling.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGI think it’s a sense of urgency scene.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGAnother angle.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGThey are all serious expressions. This is not a time for laughing.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 PAINTINGThese figures are painted in oil, on the other hand, the anti-aircraft gun is in lacquer paint. I divided the page because the pace of progress was considerably different based on drying time. After all my work progressed almost simultaneously.
These are glistening in oil paint. I wonder mixing flat base in oil is not glossy finished from first…

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 PAINTINGThey are awakening forcibly by my brush. I suppose wide-eyed expression looks much in the scene of coming enemy fighter plane right in front of them.
(26-April-2015)

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORKI have stocked this figure kit for many years, so I got FLAK38 and finished together. As I commented on making, I have one more set unexpectedly.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORK

The white of the right loader’s eye became a little larger. Three figures are painted in oil, I mixed many oil colors to make field gray for uniform by trial and error. I wonder it’s almost same as a lacquer for plastic models.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORKLightly chipping on the helmets, I painted shadow and light on uniforms. Quite a precise sense appeared after using the rank insignia of TAMIYA decals set.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis gun was operated by 4 crew, commander, layer, loader, range-setter. I set the person who is holding his binoculars is of superior rank.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt’s hard to see their face so I took a shot from ground level.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 FIGURE SET TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORKWhen adding a figure to cannon, it’s a more strong eye-catching point. All three are not good looking guys, I can say they look, ordinary soldier. Always figure painting is difficult.
(30-April-2015)

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