Tuesday, October 28, 2014

the smoker...

This evening's posting is about the last figure for the "En route to Berlin" diorama that I started sculpting two evenings ago. He's more of a executioner type of mugger, holding a smoking barrel Luger in his right hand and MP 40 on one shoulder, just to have his regular PPSh 41 hanging on the other. I wanted to show a person with a bad attitude towards his captive, and no wonder if we consider the inglorious reputation of the Einsatztruppen and other SS units famed expecially for their ruthless actions agains civilians in Poland, Belarus, Russia...


Sunday, October 26, 2014

the dead Frenchmen, part deux

I haven't been posting any updates for a while, beeing unfortunately too busy to do so but this evening I have a chance to update the IS 2 diorama thread. I managed to paint both dead Charlemagne troopers. As usually they were painted with Vallejo acrylics. I tried to make the colors on both figures uniform. I think it's always difficult to depict the natural looks of death and I must say I'm not fully happy with these sculpts but they must do for now. In the meantime I'm dealing with the last figures for this project, another Soviet recon trooper.