It is quite an old kit. I intend to make it as carefully as possible. It’s a long time ago that I made a British army soldier; it is since Matilda.
It is a usual parts division of the Dragon. I had not seen the equipment of a British army so much; it’s fresh.
This soldier holds a grenade in his left hand. It’s a tiny part.
This is interesting. I don’t think all the British soldiers hung a teacup on his back. Maybe it’s an image. There were three teacups, and the inside was buried. I drilled a hole. I should quit at moderate thickness, or they are damaged for so much thinner work.
There is the helmet with the camouflage net and without the net. There was a mark II helmet, and a mark III 3 helmet in the U.K. Mark 3 was different from the unique British troop’s helmet, which is familiar. It is a little similar to the Romanian Army helmet. (The left soldier of the box picture above is marked III.)
I sharpened the back and the backpack little by little and improved the joint. I’ll fill the gap and reproduce the backpack belt with epoxy putty; I think it looks better.
They are soldiers of various poses. One is taking a fighting stance, holding a heavy machine gun, and the other has a kneeling position. It’s interesting.
The British canteens are similar in shape to the flask bottles of whiskey.
I made the belt of firearms with the chopped plastic board. It’s an excellent feeling.
After blowing the surfacer, I always use a Creos 1200. I feel the paint sticks well on the surface of this coating, especially by brush painting.
I scribed an additional mold of hair, which may not be seen because almost covered with a helmet.
I painted a face with oil painting and the uniform with enamel, mainly this time.
I painted roughly the faces and uniforms.
I carried forward the work of the faces. The expression of the left soldier is an especially lovely feeling.
I advanced the others. It is easy to paint around the eyes of this kit. The careful painting of the uniform remains.
Also, small arms are being painted, as you can see. Though it is minor work, the strap is very effective.
Because the rucksack belt was not connected, if only the kit assembles were completed, I added it in epoxy putty. I intended to make it before, but I forgot it.
The British soldier figure kits are released now by Tamiya, Master box, and Mini-art; at that time, there was little and valuable. It looks good to be put next to the tanks, such as Cromwell and Firefly.
The British troops fought a fierce battle with the US Army and other Allied Forces, which became the driving force of the victory of the Allied.
I painted his face with oil. I don’t know how long it takes to dry; I left it without haste.
This soldier is wearing a kind of leather vest; the impression differs from the other three.
It is possible to use the base defense with two loaders and a gunner as a heavy machine gun. One person can treat the Bren light machine gun in this way. It is surprising to be used for a long period after WWII, from the Korean War to the Gulf War.
I think the expression of this soldier is my favorite, the most successful work.
The painting of the uniform has put light and shade to the base with the Tamiya enamel khaki mixed with some white.
Pickaxe and something; this soldier carries a lot of heavy baggage.
He will be a military engineer, in my opinion. Trench digging seems a challenging task.
It is the soldier who held a Sten submachine gun. Because this gun was small and light, it supplied many to the resistance of the European countries, including France.
Ummmm, I wonder if the painting of a belt and suspenders is not entirely satisfactory. I drew the buckle with effort, so it looks good…
From the top. Equipment like this seems to be able to move lightly.
Their appearance improved significantly when all four added a strap to their firearms.
Shot of facing all from the front. I like the figures of a relaxed pose; now, such an attack situation is excellent, too.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build them little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see me here occasionally.