Grenadier, Sixth Army, Stalingrad 1942-43 (Repost)
Continuing the recent figure-painting theme, this is the last in my current series of larger scale resin figures, in this case, a 120mm (1/16) German Grenadier sculpted by Jeff Shiu (Jeff Shiu Minatures). The only addition has been the weapon’s strap, in this case made from a double strip of lead foil with wire connectors.The base is laburnum with added undergrowth.
The figure has a particularly dynamic quality, emphasised by its directional left-leaning (viewer) forward stance, with the arms and machine gun weighting to the opposite direction to counterbalance the effect. Effectively, the composition follows the lines of a non-equilateral triangle.
Paints used are Vallejo Model Color/Games Color (acrylics).
After the original posting, in the comments that followed I indicated that I had further refined the figure. For my part, these refinements, although subtle, were worth re-photographing, and I think they’re an improvement on the orginal images.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.