GERMAN WARRIORS 1940-41 DRAGON 1/35

It was a detailed mold figure. I built it in February 2014.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 BOX PACKAGEI found an interesting figure kit when dropping in at a hobby shop yesterday. This kit released several years ago, maybe 2 years? Almost of the members dressing for operation. I suppose the popularity of the WWII German Kit is very high, otherwise, this kind of maniac kit was not released. I’m one of the fans of German Tanks so bought it and beginning to assemble it immediately.
Since it could not connect with Tiger II under manufacture now, I think it’s good to show you it with one subject. I have the impression of good image as equal compared with a high-quality resin kit, maybe too much compliment?

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIt looks sharp mold and easy to assemble.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGTank crew who is fastening the belt. It is fairly good touch. The expression is a nice looking German guy. Pistol holder precise mold is fascinated.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGSince he also wears a tanker jacket so he is a tank crew in fact, but the below soldier has two submachine gun magazines, which was indicated to attach to him, I choose the hand grenade. First, I think it’s not normal for the tank crew. But possibly there was also a soldier of such military uniforms who is on the armored car as it is in the box art. If it is right, the hand grenade holding situation is reasonable.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe fingertip is corrected to fit Schmeisser (submachine-gun) with putty. I think these three are a very good figure. The Dragon has released the series named “Gen2” which is the concept of very small and many parts divided and targeted to realized figure proportion, but normal kit is now good quality, in case there are high molding technique and good sculpture.
In Japan, at the end of the year, has a custom of cleaning the inside of a house finely. And a new year is greeted. Although many models not finished are in my room, but anyway, the cleaning room was finished. Please have a look succeedingly this web site next year. Enjoy modeling!!
(31-December-2013)

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe two remaining figures assembly. The part of the jacket hungering on the shoulder of one side is exquisite.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGBefore I made the German winter infantries with Steyr 7.5cm Pak 40/4 auf RSO, that time it’s difficult to assemble coat wearing figures, but this time not so difficult. Some part I fixed with putty.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGHe will be ready to fight soon. Since the shovel and the bayonet had not really become one mold, just join them is weird, so once deleted and I corrected with putty.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGAs for the right soldier, the portion to which two belts have overlapped like a handbag and a shoulder bag is usually that’s which can adjust the length.
Since the soldier had a mold strap of sub-machine gun on the jacket. It’s not natural looking to attach with Schmeisser. I deleted the mold and remade it with thin board weight (usually used for fishing).
(4-January-2014)

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGI just blew the surfacer on the whole.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGI painted flesh first. My rule is first painting flesh, but in case there’s a complicated area, one of the option is that painting closing or items first. I’ll consider my procedure flexibly from now on.
(10-February-2014)

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGIt seems that there were various color tones even if we said a word of Field Green. For example, near gray or beige, like the box art of this model. Tamiya’s Field Green had quite strong green, I changed a little to gray for a change.
(10-February-2014)

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAs there is an armband, I thought it’s Panzergrenadier Division Grossdeutschland, but in the assembled stage, the lapel insignia seems to be Waffen-SS.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI’m not sure, but the Panzergrenadier Division Grossdeutschland was not Waffen-SS, I changed the badge to Wehrmacht, original mold was SS. Maybe I should have chosen SS arm-band.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOToo zoom-up is impatient…

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOTank crew who is trying to tighten jaw string. Tank crew with a helmet is a rare case.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOCreos Mr. Mark Softer softening power is weak, I thought it’s not effective so much. But I found it’s good fitting even if the surface is uneven. If it begins to dry once, I could not adjust the decal position.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI like the color of a hand grenade stock.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI used light gray or buff for a highlight of black uniform.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOSeeing from the back, it’s like peeing. But actually fastening belt buckle.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBlack uniform is almost changeless and no impressiveness, there are accents of the badge of the second class iron cross and rank insignia.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOFrom now, he is preparing for battle. The white shirt figure is rare.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOSince it is extremely dry in Tokyo at this time. Enamel color gets dry immediately, the blending of paint colors is difficult.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI painted a face with enamel color and mixed a little with oil paint.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO5 figures, I made them. The color of hair and pupil were changed with blue, green and brown, some variation.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe hair painting, yellow, brown and black were mixed for blond hair and that shadow.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOFigure making and painting is difficult and took much time. More research and trial and error will be needed to seek a painting method.

GERMAN WARRIORS DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOFor the person not familiar with 1/35 figure scale, I took a photo with Zippo lighter and US dollar quarter and Japanese 100 yen coin. The height is about 55mm, (2.2 inches). Anyway, this kit is a masterpiece of injection military figure kit, mold maker had nice work, I suppose.
(12-February-2014)

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