The 101st Airborne Division is an elite unit of the United States Army called Screaming Eagle Nickname. In WWII, this division made a brave career in the Invasion of Normandy, Operation Market Garden, etc. and left his name in the history of war.
In the meantime, I had the opportunity to watch the TV drama “Band of Brothers” again, I tried making these stock figures. Major Winters are cool throughout the movie. After that, I was surprised to see the same actor in another drama “Homeland”.
I adjusted the German soldier’s resin heads to this US military infantry by scraping and adjusting the cap and helmets, etc. Since the face mold is more precise than the injection, this one should look better if fitted. 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 101 airborne division “Bastogne”. The unit mark is a club. It is a kit of winter equipment under operation in Ardennes so I suppose the marking also matches.
I applied roughly airbrush with Mr. Color. First, I tried painting brush with Mr. Color, but it became a rough coloration. Although I tried various undercoats on the way, it seems the enamel or oil paint finally meets my preference. Is it because the painting feeling of the smooth cover on the surface is quite excellent for me?
I used the class insignia and division mark from the internet and made my own decals, not so good and tried drawing with handwriting, and so on. In the end, I reattached them with a fine brush or drawing from the beginning. It does not go well, I think it is much better than nothing, just being able to see something like marking somehow.
I tried to draw the light in his eyes. It seems too big overall. I think that a slight vivid feeling was added to the expression. Actually drawing like a real living person is very difficult and I do not even think that I can reach such a place, well, I guess the figures facial expressions have increased compared to a few years ago. It also relates to how much the human eye can be recognized as the details with the naked eye. These days, digital cameras to show up very fine detail, it’s an excuse…
Recently, I’ve been playing old PS2 horror adventure game title Zero, the English title is “Fatal Frame”. I am too scared. Although I am in the air-conditioning room not too cool, the whole body is getting goose pimples. Even though the platform is old, there are many masterpieces. This might have a bad influence on children… I am too scared to feel like playing to the end. Zombie games are better.
The kit box title it is in Bastogne, it is the equipment of the Ardennes of Winter, the time of the Bulge Campaign. It’s a tense feeling while watching the surroundings. I want to finish it with reality like jumping out from a drama, but there are various difficult things. It is quite interesting that plastic clumps are finished like this.
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.