Although I felt reckless when building a figure of my own work, I was able to enjoy it very much. I made it from February 2008 to August 2008.
I want to make the tire thing again after making of an eight-wheel armored vehicle. It is a large-size, military passenger truck of the Axis army. I intend not only a driver like the art box, but more figures will be on this truck this time.
The lower side of the chassis is reproduced precisely.
The headlight cover was removed. I used the clear parts for a headlight. The headlight was slightly scratched as the real one.
I attached the jerrican belt with a plastic board sliced parts.
I switched the tire to the left for active feeling.
Since it was a soldier transportation car, I decided to make the soldiers as many as possible. These are figures of Tamiya and Dragon, etc. There is the body with the epoxy putty and posing roughly decided to attach the hands and feet in the brass line. I aimed at disorderly atmosphere with which clothes and the headgear were mixed as around 1944.
The body should have been used not the only twisted epoxy putty but made body size. I couldn’t take the body, hands and feet’s balances well on the stage of posing adjustment.
Like photo as I attached to the truck. I think that this party’s morale is still vigorous though impoverishing because of the continuous combat. They will still be able to fight, though the soldier’s face is tired.
I have finally painted the base color, though I was leaving it for several months.
Ｉ painted the camouflage in red-brown spots by my favor though It differed from the example of painting in the manual.
I attached them on the vehicle again to get the rough pose. They are appealing for motivation. Some of the members look like a fool. It’s unusually such guys….. It is a scoundrel group.
I regret for a moment since I had made too much figure.
Group of 3 in a back seat with the yell. Since the wrinkle of clothes is unnatural, Ｉ will adjust it with my motor tool later, though I managed to dress the uniform with the epoxy putty.
Commander’s features are the nefarious villains.
The soldier of the helmet is a considerably serious face. I should have stuck with the hand and rifle since it does not look too heavy gun.
It is difficult to straighten the shape of the crash cap of the officer who is sitting ahead.
All are completed after the soldier who is sitting on the side of the food. I forgot the hair attached.
Marking was the elite force Greater Germany Division. I thought this division was SS but it’s one of a German army. It was a specialist group of the Eastern Front.
Steyr Type 1500A/01 is a main military passenger car of the German army in World War II. Capacity was eight people on 1.5-ton car. As much as 100km per hour was possible on paving roads. The air-cooled engine was reliable and liked by the officers and soldier.
The setting of this model is the time when a German army is gradually exposed to the offensive of the Soviet Union in 1944. The elite force like Greater Germany Division always had to support long front line by the few forces and they needed to fight in one place after another with full loading of arms.
This time, it’s the practice of scratch build figures. It will be necessary to study wrinkle of wearing, figure posing and balance of arm and leg.
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The heads were collected from various kits and resin heads, I choose them almost serious faces.
It is a setting of the Greater Germany Division that there is marking sideward of a lower right headlight.
The expression of the figure changes fairly in the lighting effect of taking photos. Ｉ forgot commander’s cigar in his mouth.
I added a cigar in the lower photograph.
The shoulder strap and the collar badge, I used the German soldier decal set of Tamiya. I noticed that there was a decal in that set after I had already painted the marking with the brush, and after all, I did not use the sleeve emblem of the Greater Germany Division.
The mud doll No.1. He has several medals on his chest. His machine-gun and the grenades appeal willingness.
A left officer is a leader in this vehicle. Driver concentrates considerably on driving.
A sub-machine-gun and the knife is the items of appealing for the next battle.
One person is a soldier who calmly holds the machine gun.
The field gray of the service uniform was various color condition depending on the production plant and the production time.
Quality is not so good, but anyway I could complete all the figure. Adjustment of these bodies posing with the vehicle is very difficult. Infantry has much equipment compare to the tank soldier.
It is an extra in the end. I made the commander hold the cigar in his mouth.
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.