For a little while now, a very special MasterBox set waits for its build: MB35158, better known as "British & German soldiers, Somme battle 1916".
These are great figures as always from MB, and I like to create scenes beside "crash boom bang" stuff. Having visited a great expo this weekend, I had the chance to gret another goodie: Takoms Krupp 21cm heavy mortar. Italeris Park gate went in my stash too (No. 412), and a wooden cutting board will serve as base.
MasterBox did the figure set after an original picture btw:
And so, the building fun begins...
Last Edit: Feb 18, 2017 19:53:27 GMT -5 by tigrazor
First steps on the base and the gun - the Takom kit has bigger connections than I expected, so a lot of trimming &/ sanding is neccessary. The good news: All fits just like it should and looks very convincing so far. Even got a suitable (original!) postcard that shows
"Erinnerungen an das Kriegsjahr 1915"
[. e. "Memories of year of war 1915"]
This Feldpostkarte has been sent on 19th of July 1915 from Rastatt city and shows 1st Infantry Btl/4 if I can read it right.
Added a kitbashed civilian with a German helmet trophy from spare parts. He will stand besides the mortar and watch the group passing by. Needless to say that losses were high and every participant payed a high toll, no matter if he survived or not.
Lucas, as told you before: I am always impressed by your talent to create different scenes and stories! It looks this easy watching you doing so! What a luck to get your hands on this original image/postcard!
Although fighting a flu this weekend, I couldnt resist to prime the gun and the base. The airbrush job was done with a new gun I got from a friend for 10€ only - a Gabbert Trplex. Mr. Gabbert designed great airbrushes (not anymore, unfortunately)and this one was completely overhauled by himself.
Next step will be to bring on the dot camo for the gun.
Post by petersmith on Feb 12, 2017 20:11:53 GMT -5
Did you change the looted helmet before you painted it? The camo changes the perception but it still looks like the WWII version from the earlier photos. The WW1 version (M16 in this case) was considerably taller in the crown and had prominent nodules each side (for attaching an additional armour plate) like this.
All parts fit together nicely, only the arms of the wounded soldier need careful positioning. Tamiya Extra Thin glue helped a lot here. Additionally, I recycled an oldere figure that was already painted - it got a repaint, especially his face, I found it a bit too yellowish (painted it 5 years ago I think).