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NCO 1st Fallschirmjager Div Italy, 1/35
Venko555
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 03:42 PM UTC
Another excellent figure from Alpine miniatures, one of the newest offerings. Superb detail and casting, represents a NCO from 1st parachute division in Italy with tropical uniform-tropical pants and jump smock, either in Fieldgrau or Splittermuster/Splinter camo. I want to try the latter. Also choice from two type heads with helmets-standard and with cover.















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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 09:33 PM UTC
I'm starting this figure, for the helmet I used Luftwaffe blue and with hairspray chipped the Desert yellow.









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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:02 AM UTC
Continuing with the camo, I used German camo beige for the base and brown and green blotches from Panzer Aces.









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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC
Nice work !
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 01:01 AM UTC
Thanks, Jerry!

Proceeding with the splinter strips or raindrops, they are very small, but they should be-like on the real camo. Also I painted the equipment.











Closer picture, strips can be seen here:



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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 08:31 PM UTC
The pants and the boots are ready, for the pants I used Desert yellow-same as the helmet:





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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 05:31 PM UTC
It's almost ready, I have to make the MP-40 sling and glue it. The weapon is painted with Gunze Mr.Metal color Dark iron and polished for metal sheen.









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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 06:09 PM UTC
I tried to represent the Luftwaffe eagle on the helmet. I know there's very nice set of Archer dry transfers, but they are very hard to find, so I opted for hand painting.



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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 08:57 PM UTC
Wow. Just wow. Any chance to do a SBS? As someone who struggles with camo I would really appreciate it if you can tell me what sort of witchcraft is needed to paint the raindrops so well.
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC

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Wow. Just wow. Any chance to do a SBS? As someone who struggles with camo I would really appreciate it if you can tell me what sort of witchcraft is needed to paint the raindrops so well.



Soon I will upload video with the painting on my channel, link is under my profile name

Regards!
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:13 PM UTC

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I tried to represent the Luftwaffe eagle on the helmet. I know there's very nice set of Archer dry transfers, but they are very hard to find, so I opted for hand painting.



Cheers!



The figure looks great, just like the Hetzer.

It's not hard to find the Archer set, http://www.archertransfers.com/FG35044.html
Pretty sure you can order direct, as I don't think Archer excludes any countries.

HTH
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:17 PM UTC

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I tried to represent the Luftwaffe eagle on the helmet. I know there's very nice set of Archer dry transfers, but they are very hard to find, so I opted for hand painting.



Cheers!



The figure looks great, just like the Hetzer.

It's not hard to find the Archer set, http://www.archertransfers.com/FG35044.html
Pretty sure you can order direct, as I don't think Archer excludes any countries.

HTH



Thanks!

I looked at their site, but 10 USD shipping for small decal sheet is not an option for me
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:02 PM UTC
I did the MP 40 sling from Tamiya tape. I attached it by drilling small gaps and pass the tape there. That way the strap will not detach from the gun and is more realistic ;)


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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 02:32 AM UTC
Five o'clock shadow with grey paint:

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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 03:33 AM UTC
WOW!! amazing work!!
Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 01:13 AM UTC
Both paratroopers:

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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 03:19 AM UTC
How did you apply the splinter drips?
Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 03:40 AM UTC

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How did you apply the splinter drips?



Hi,
I applied them with sharp point Kolinsky brush and quick strokes. First try on separate paper sheet, then on the figure
I have video painting the figure, watch after 29min : video

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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 05:43 AM UTC

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How did you apply the splinter drips?



Hi,
I applied them with sharp point Kolinsky brush and quick strokes. First try on separate paper sheet, then on the figure
I have video painting the figure, watch after 29min : video

Regards!



Thanks for the video, i tried using a toothpick shaved down and it was okay but i couldn’t get the small strokes.
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
You're welcome, just need some practice and good point brush
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 06:17 AM UTC
That is brilliant.
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 01:26 PM UTC
Outstanding paint work!
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 06:14 PM UTC
Thank you guys, cheers!
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 03:38 AM UTC
Nice work! Congrats!
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 05:41 AM UTC

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Nice work! Congrats!



Thanks, Mr.Harmms!
Great figures, pleasure to paint