“For the Motherland” (Reprise)
This is Stalingrad Miniatures' 1/35 resin vignette of a Russian soldier and orphan, in WW2. I bought the pair for a large, Russian-based dio, "For the Motherland", but then decided not to use them, and just put them away in primer state a couple of months ago.
I think the reason for not using them was that they are depicted wearing winter gear, and the diorama was more autumn-linked. However, as I had a little time yesterday, I decided to complete the painting exercise, and by simply changing the colour palettte, they no longer appeared at odds with the rest of the main composition.
Now that they're complete, I may well revisit the diorama to see if they've earned their place after all.
The final image is a well-known archive photo presumably used by SM as inspiration for the work.