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U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS The US Army’s airborne units are known as elite units and have always fought at the forefront after hard training. They developed a large-scale airborne operation such as the Normandy and the Market-Garden operation.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS Since the hand holding a rifle or a sub-machine gun would be weird if assembled as it is, I separated the wrist once and made readjustment. There is no choice but to put in putty to fill the gaps.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS The uniform is M1943 jacket. The trousers are airborne pattern M43. The airborne soldier wearing M1943 buckle boots.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELSWhen assembling an airborne unit there is a great deal of equipment, so I wonder where to attach it. If there is a problem according to the manual, there is no way to it, so attach it to a vacant place.
(2019/05/28)

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS Three soldiers with a camouflage net and one normal helmet.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS It does not mean that the head of Dragon Models is useless. I replaced them because there are other heads I liked more personally. This time, the helmet and the head were different parts, so I chose the good looking face and it may good for my painting.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS The helmet straps are not used. It is hanging from under the ear. Is that cool? Only parts of the chin pad are included, a thin strap is being added.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS This messed-up heavy equipment is good. It looks like a drama, Band of Brothers.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS I tried to make a rifle strap by soaking instant adhesive on copy paper.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELSA tense pose in battle is reproduced.

Ummm, the news reports that China has begun to significantly strengthen its own nuclear forces against the US military power. Moreover, it may change the principle of “No preemption of nuclear weapons”. The U.S.-China nuclear war is like the game “Fallout”! I want to search for Nuka-Cola only in the game…
(2019/05/31)

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS At first, paint the flat fresh of water-based acrylic with an airbrush…

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS I blew a black surfacer. I used masking gum for skin masking. Even if it is difficult to mask the boundaries, it’s a convenient item.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS I think that the uniform color of the US paratrooper, Vallejo Green Gray 70886 is reasonable. On the box of Dragon models, there was a designation with duck egg green of Mr. Color 26.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELSThere are a lot of documents with the same color designation as uniforms and backpacks and accessories and belts. As it is not interesting as a model if it is all the same color, I chose Vallejo German camouflage Orange ocher and a color similar to it referring to the box picture. I think that it matches with the buff and the Iraq sand.
(2019/06/02)

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS Finally, four figures of the US Army Airborne were completed. The Operation Varsity was an operation in which US and British airborne units dropped and controlled by parachutes and gliders on the east bank of the Rhine in March 1945. The participating units were the US 13th and 17th Airborne Divisions, and the British Army was the 6th Airborne Division.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS The German counterattack is minor, and the operation itself seems to have progressed smoothly. I think many people have not heard the operation name that is not very familiar. I also saw the box painting of this Dragon models package and wondered what it is.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS I feel that the mold will be buried completely if it becomes thick paint with the Vallejo Model Color. But, I think that it is OK because the moisture comes out and it dries and mold is sharp again. Anyway, once painted it’s bothersome to reshape the mold.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS It is a paratrooper model of M1A1 carbine, the right soldier is holding. The soldier has a pouch with a spare bullet pocket, which is short and easy to handle.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS Soldiers who are on the ground cannot be placed on a standard wooden platform. I put him on a piece of a larger wood.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS Four soldiers were attached to the flags of the United States to their sleeves. As expected, brush painting is impossible. I print the small flags and paste it and coating splayed.

U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELS U.S.ARMY AIRBORNE (OPERATION VARSITY 1945) 1/35 DRAGON MODELSI chose the division mark the 82nd Airborne Division. That would make it no longer a Varsity operation. Is it Normandy or Market Garden? It may be true for the Operation of Sicily Island. They have a lot of luggage and it seems that the operation is very difficult. The 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army is still active as an elite unit. The AA mark on the sleeve is an abbreviation of All-American, and it seems that people from all states were included when the division was founded.
(2019/06/06)

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