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120mm German General Mountain Division

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Peter Day, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This is Verlinden's depiction of a German general, based on this picture of Eduard Dietl, commander of the 3rd Mountain Division at Narvik, Norway, in 1940:

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    I couldn't get on with the kit head, so I swapped it for a Dragon one, but other than that, this was pretty straightforward to do.
  2. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Excellent work again

  3. misfit151 A Fixture

    Lovely brushwork Peter....(y)
  4. Henk Well-Known Member

    Nice work Peter. Good choice of early trouser colour, and I like the binoculars. I'm sure he'd have something to say if a foot slogger sported such a 5 o'clock shadow..:D
  5. Scott Sheltz Active Member

    Outstanding paint work! Colors look great
  6. pmfs A Fixture

    Excellent work Peter.:joyful:

  7. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Many thanks for looking in and commenting people. Greatly appreciated.
  8. Stephen Hutchinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Morning Peter

    Another super figure and a well chosen head too.

    Looks like he had a night worrying about the troops, somewhere up the front!

    The highlights are super, looks like you are sneaking the envelope out just a little and it looks really good.

    I have to say, as a senior officer in the mountains, all that red looks like a nice target?

    I guess he will be nice and safe well behind the lines?

    I see 1/16 figures are now the main menu, what will be next on the bench?

    Have a good weekend, Storm Evert seems to have finally passed by.

    So glad I am retired from the insurance business, it going to be a busy few weeks for them!


    Steve H
  9. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Morning Steve

    So glad you like this one. I pushed the highlights because I find it quite hard to animate German uniforms - the only trouble is that they look terrible under artificial light and this nearly got binned last night. Fortunately it looks better in the daylight, so he's safe. I'm planning a few more 1/16 plastic figures as they seem to be giving me the most enjoyment - a bit of a build adding to the fun.

    Very windy here yesterday, but no rain. The gazebo danced around the garden a bit, but otherwise no damage. Your ex-colleagues certainly will be busy.

    Have a good one.
  10. Martin64 A Fixture

    The distinct painting style works again IMHO. The far too exaggerated red stripes on the uniform are a problem of the sculptor. Dietl wore this uniform close to the front line (see below) and was not known to look too much after his uniform - so the greenish field gray tone looks good to me - nice job all around(y)
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    Dietl sitting with map
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    Dietl second from left
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    Cheers, Martin
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  11. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Cheers Martin.
  12. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Peter

    Catching up a bit with things and it's great to see your artwork ...do like the contrast between the jkt and trousers .....good shout on changing the head IMO

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to more from your bench

    Happy painting


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