Recently the situation on the Korean Peninsula has become quite tense, so I checked how much North Korea’s military power is, it seems around 30th in the world rankings. Really? It looks stronger… The military force of Japan is ranked 10th in a survey in 2015. Is this true? I feel like a little lower. Recently we have made a lot of aircraft carriers and maybe we can count on it.
It is a soldier wearing a regular uniform. It’s an StG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44) assault gun in his hand. This weapon stands for that time is at the end of WWII. Sturmgewehr 44 dramatically improved the infantry firepower. This assault rifle is said to be the prototype of a modern assault rifle such as AK-47. Since the technology of the German Army was advancing, various technologies went to the East and West such as rockets and jet engines after the war. Jetfighter aircraft after WWII had many parts similar to both US and Soviet Air Force. Because this resin head looks like a pretty elderly soldier’s face, I added the atmosphere of the Volkssturm.
Soldiers who are crouching and are preparing for heading to enemy tanks. He is a serious look with Panzer Faust. This time I replaced all four figures with resin heads. This is easier to paint and finish better than the injection head.
The last Sunday, I went to see the theater after a long absence. It was “The Fortress” by Kobo Abe, maybe he is a famous Japanese writer. Although war is about to occur in the peninsula, I did not feel like going out much, but I was glad to see it with an interesting program.
Since all 4 figures have been assembled, it is in the process of filling the gap with light-curing putty. As infantry has a lot of equipment, the original parts in this kit do not quite fit the body so it is difficult to cut and reshape various parts.
A kit of the German Volkssturm was completed. Volkssturm was a soldier who was newly inducted into the army from September 1944 by expanding the frame from 16 to 60 to compensate for the shortage of soldiers. Morale is low due to lack of training, poor equipment, I think that can’t be helped because it was a unit organized urgently just before the defeat. It was too helpless to counter the Soviet troops that kept the overwhelming advantage by number and morale. Was the position as a militia of the final measure to defend the motherland?
A kit is a product number of Dragon 6020, a very initial kit. However, since figures are old, they are not a bad kit, so if you like the motif, no problem with any product. It was better to change the face to a resin head because it has better facial expressions.
This Panzerfaust was deployed to Volkssturm soldiers in large quantities. That would mean that the threat of the Soviet tanks was extraordinary. I am worried that they could compete with such a weapon against T-34s or Stalin tanks’ strong enemy.
It is difficult for the added rifle strap to look naturally continuous with the plastic mold. Well, even if I say too much detail, it does not raise the percentage of completion…. However, I think that this expression has a sense of urgency and it is very good. It seems he is aiming at the Soviet tank from behind the destroyed concrete walls.
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.