Thursday, January 3, 2013

FJ sniper w/captured Mosin 91/30, Hermann Goering Div., Bautzen 1945

The new year starts with a new figure sculpt, this time a WW 2 german soldier for a change. While browsing some archive photos I've encoutered one showing Hermann Goering Div. troops carrying captured soviet Mosin sniper rifles. The photo was taken during the last days of the war near Bautzen (polish Budziszyn) in april 1945 when german forces, under the command of the famous panzer commander Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski (Army Group Mitte under Feldmarshall Schoerner), conducted a succesful couterattack against troops of the 2nd Polish People's Army led by the incompetent gen. Karol Swierczewski. 
Besides the historical background I thought it to be a nice diversion sculpting a german paratrooper with a captured sniper rifle. The progress is as follows:

Enjoy the process and Happy New year to you all.

1 comment:

  1. Really great start, Radek! :) I like this idea a lot! Have fun! ;)