First of all, the kit is a soldier of the 13th SS Mountain Division “Handschar”, but I made it to a soldier of an ordinary mountain division.
There is no spare of the field cap, it is reproduced with epoxy putty and silicon mold softening with hot water.
All except for a face is being made. The body shape is slightly bulging while wearing a camouflage smock.
Head is a Master Box Vietnam War US soldier and so on, such as the heads kept the surplus to change the resin ones. It is surprisingly difficult to adjust the field cap itself and to match it with the head as well.
The heads of the Dragon kit are expressionless. A stinky look. Well, since it is a soldier, I would like their varied expressions.
On the way, I was wondering if everyone should have a helmet, too difficult to match with the heads. I’ll try a little harder for now.
It is a soldier carrying a small mortar for a platoon, 5 cm leGrW36. I like these accessories because they give a different atmosphere to the figure.
The soldiers lying on the ground and the soldiers standing on the knees are well made with a sense of presence.
The details of the equipment of the Gen2 series are better, and some of the things can be changed. Maybe after I paint color to them, you may not understand the difference so much.
Because the detail between the ammunition case and the finger is bad, I reproduced the handle with brass wire.
I think he is carrying a mortar ammunition case.
I used the remaining part of the Gen 2 kit for the rifle strap. It is a brass belt of photo-etched parts.
Everyone is wearing a camouflage smock. These four soldiers do not have much luggage, miscellaneous sacs and water bottles, combat knives, and firearms. As they are soldiers of the mountain division, they wear climbing shoes.
First of all, I blew flat fresh Tamiya acrylic.
I partially covered it with masking gum and then blew the black surfacer.
There is no particular reason, but this time I’m going to paint a camouflage color smock with a bright springy color. Only a thin green color “sky” was Tamiya acrylic, not Vallejo. The color of the model color of Vallejo has been arranged, but Sky Green was not at hand. I can not paint beautifully if I do not overpaint several times. In the first place, I used an airbrush in black to prevent unpainted gaps, but I think it makes no sense. Then it is easy to apply later using a normal gray surfacer. It is surprisingly hard to paint leaving only the black belt part.
German Infantry, soldiers of the mountain division were completed. Everyone wears a camouflage smock. The paints used are Tamiya Acrylic Sky and Vallejo German Camouflage Medium Brown and Vallejo German Camouflage Dark Green.
As a soldier of SS, I drew the skull mark on the cap and drew the SS insignia on the collar. It’s tiny and hard work, it’s a good accent. The skull mark got messed up on the way.
The drawing condition of all eyes is not completely satisfactory.
In the back soldier, the ammunition case, there are 10 shots of ammunition.
This German light mortar, 5 cm leGrW36, was developed by Rheinmetall AG. Complex and expensive, but high inaccuracy.
These two men had poor stability and were usually only lightly held with a peelable adhesive, but this time, I fixed the base with superglue and short metal wire.
The German army used various uniforms, so there are many variations of painting. It is fun to make these camouflage smock figures once in a while.
I didn’t like the eyes on the figures, so I repainted them with a thin brush.
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.