“Luftwaffe Group Build Vignette”
My contribution to the German Air Service/Luftwaffe group build. Thanks go to Louis Gardner for starting the group and inviting me to join. It has been a fun group with many great contributions. Good job, ALL!
As usual, to keep things interesting and go against the grain, my build is a Luftwaffe subject without wings. To stay within the group build parameters I included two Fallschirmjagers (paratroopers). Unlike US Paratroopers serving in the US Army Fallschirmjagers were troops serving in the Luftwaffe, (the German military air arms) throughout WW2.
To give the scene a little more interest and depth I also included the Schwimmwagen. Not to mention its such a cool little vehicle and I had to build one.
Tamiya, 1/35, Schwimmwagen Type 166. Built OOB with added passenger mounted machine gun from the spares box.
Mr Color 1500 primer
Mr. Color 39, Dark Yellow
AK Real Colors RC286, RAF Dark Green
Tamiya XF-64, Red Brown
Weathered with Oil washes, Tamiya weathering pastels and oil dry brushing. Sharp edges were highlighted with a regular pencil for a metallic sheen.
The figures were kit bashed and re-positioned using the Dragon kits shown in the attached pic and Hornet heads. This was the first time I used Kneadatite’s Green Stuff and will be a go-to from now on for my figure work.
Painted with various colors using Vallejo Model Color and Scalecolor Artist Acrylic paints. These figs were my first use of the Scalecolor paints and will also be a go-to from here on out…great colors and creamy smooth.
Added accoutrements, weapons and gear, for both the figs and vehicle, were raided from the spares boxes.
The base is wood, Celluclay, real rocks, sand and static grasses of different lengths. These were all washed and painted with various ground colors to give it a realistic “feel”.
For a more in depth build you can check out the group build here:
Thanks for checking out my build, hope you like it.
Keep it fun!
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.