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Frank-Miniatures 1/10 German soldier in WW1

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by J:J, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. J:J Member

    Country:
    Denmark
    I've just completed this piece from Frank-Miniatures (sculpted by Carl Reid), painted in acrylics.

    I changed the cast number 13 on the helmet cover to "R86" to let the figure represent a Dane in (involuntary) German service during WW1. Being Danish myself, I'm quite interested in the period from 1864 to 1920, where modern time Southern Denmark belonged to Germany; Denmark had lost it at a war in 1864. Because, as a matter of fact, a lot of people in the region remained Danish by heart during the entire period and kept fighting - politically - for their right to become Danish again. At the merge og WW1, this applied to a lot of draftees to the German Army too. They considered themselves Danish, but went abroad to fight for Germany, many of them at the Western Front. In "R86", which refers to Füsilier-Regiment nr. 86, 575 Southern Danes were killed in action.

    Disclaimer: This is not a political post, but only intended as a historical information about my motivation to paint the figure this way.

    Cheers! J:J

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi JJ

    Great to see you posting and on a really nice bust , do like the reason behind painting it

    Like the uniform colour ...what mix did you use ?

    The lettering on the helmet is really well done and I like the weathering as well as the leatherwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Why not also enter a piece into the new FOTM comp , choose the class of your choice

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  3. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi J;J great work and I enjoyed the wee history lesson, I didn't know about the Danish draftees.
    TERRY
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  4. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful paintwork

    Mobo
  5. DioramaArt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work and great bit of historical context.
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  6. J:J Member

    Country:
    Denmark
    Thanks for the nice comments, I really appreciate that.

    @Nap: For the uniform I used Vallejo's "German Field Grey"-set (ref. 70.181), mixing within the provided color range. The set also provided the blueish grey base for the blanket on the backpack. Otherwise I used various colors from Vallejo, Ammo by MIG (for the leather work), AK Interactive (for metal bits), and Scale 75 (for the face).

    All the best.

    / J:J
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  7. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Beautiful piece, JJ. You've certainly done Carl Reid's sculpt justice.
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  8. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Amazing brush work..and very interesting history behind the build... Ive learnt something.. Thanks for sharing..
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  9. J:J Member

    Country:
    Denmark
    @ Chris & Warren: Thanks guys. I really appreciate that.

    / J:J
  10. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I recently purchased this bust, so I look at every painted version with interest. I too plan to change the regimental number on the helmet cover for personal reasons.
  11. Von Bock Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow outstanding paint job. Also very nice History lesson. Regards, Brock
  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nicely done! (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  13. Soldaten6 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful painting of a great sculpt. You have captured the worn look without over doing anything at all. I appreciate the background info as well. It was another unknown aspect of the Great War for me too!

    R/

    Bob
  14. Scott Sheltz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Outstanding paint work!

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