GERMAN GEBIRGSJAGER MOUNTAIN TROOPS CAUCASUS 1942 DRAGON 1/35

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 BOX PACKAGEI’ll try to build the German mountain soldiers old kit in practice. Volstad’s box picture looks good atmosphere.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI could not put together too quickly because of the whole adjustment.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIt is difficult to set up the ammunition belt of the machine gun.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGAll except for a sniper equipped with the large backpacks.
(11-June-2016)

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGAll four heads are changed to resin parts.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI think face painting is difficult after attaching the gun near the face, so some figures are not yet glued with their weapons.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe mountain troops ice axes are not real attaching as it is. It’s imagination, but I used a board weight of fishing to hold the ice ax on a backpack.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIt is incomprehensible whether I deleted the parting lines if colored light gray injection parts. Probably securing of water is difficult, the mountain soldiers have two water bottles.
(17-June-2016)

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGOn the left side of the cap, there is an emblem of Edelweiss, which is a symbol of the mountain troops. The mold of the kit is almost invisible. I tried to paste the etched spare parts for 1/700 ship that looks like the shape of the Edelweiss.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGBecause I replaced all the heads, I added his hair growth with the epoxy putty.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIt is not very sharp backpack mold. Well, it cannot be helped as it is a very old kit. I have improved the mold a little with my design knife.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGI painted them in black as the base coat.
(22-June-2016)

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGI painted the uniform with water-based paint.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGI was wondering the timing to attach a rifle sling. Because I have left the rifle attaching last for some figures this time, I attached a metal sling at the same time.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGTo be frank, I had no feeling to assemble anymore after the paint was settled down. In particular, when the painting of the face was over, I was satisfied. I also thought it’s OK for without a sling.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKGerman Gebirgsjäger was completed. Gebirgsjäger in WWII played active roles in the Caucasus, Norway, and Finland, various battlefields including Crete.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKI got a wrong setting this time and have become the considerably big photograph. I think there is no meaning to take a photo so big as several times of the real thing.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKAll was changed to the resin made heads. I chose the serious faces.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKI wish more precisely make a firearm strap.

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GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt does not seem to be so effective giving the first coat with black. I should put the shadow of clothes after the basic painting because there was not the concealment power of the skin color, difficult to paint, I felt. I need more research and trying.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKBecause I did not sweep the powder of weathering properly, dust stands out.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKHe is a sniper. It is difficult to match the line of sight. It may slip a little. Edelweiss insignia of the hat mold is almost disappeared, I pasted some similarly shaped parts from 1/700 ship model photo-etched parts. I’m not a professional molder, but I think the overall poses may not be bad. During shooting, the heavy baggage is taken down.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe soldier insignia color of the Gebirgsjäger was green. I have used the infantry color this time.

GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKHandwritten eagle mark of the hat is quite small. I drew a mark of Edelweiss, this is the limit of my skill. Speaking of which, when I drew an American national flag on the sleeve of the modern U.S. tank crew, it was minute. All epaulettes were exposed. The setting of equipment straps was passed under that. I think that an appearance is good when I expose all the epaulets.

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GEBIRGSJAGER DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt’s my first time to build Gebirgsjäger, it was interesting there is a pretty original equipment’s.
(07-July-2016)

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