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About Sairou

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  1. Without derailing this thread, when it comes to these German 'Wonderweapons', as Squarehead said, Germany lacked the manufacturing power, resources and time to produce such complex weapons in such large numbers, to field against the advancing Soviet armies. Even if they had, the significance of a few tanks/planes against the numerous infantry/artillery divisions of the Red Army probably would have been limited. Something that might be more interesting to ponder is a scenario where rather than putting resources into the Panzer V programme and the Tiger series, Germany had focused on producing/improving the Panzer IV. Excellent job on the model, BTW.
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    M747 Semi-Trailer - Meng 1/35

    How did you make the plastic bags?
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    Is 1/76 a dead scale for new kits?

    I believe you can still get 1/76 kits, but in metal, the name of the brand escapes me right now though. 72 As for good 1/72 kits, I would recommend Revell's 1/72 range definitely. That said, there also are some beautiful Dragon 1/72 kits, although they are often on the pricey side. Hobbyboss or Trumpeter kits are also decent, some of their newer stuff looks pretty nice.
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    Farmers and firearms.

    Perhaps a Volksturm figure could be converted? I have the Zvezda set, and a couple of the poses, with some conversion, could make a 1930s farmer firing a rifle.
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    US Army wounded 1944 Normandy?

    I think Masterbox do a set of paratroopers with a wounded pose: They also do another set with a wounded figure: Hope this was helpful.
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    Revell 1/35 Panzergrenadiere

    Been making some weapons slings out of Tamiya tape.
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    ICM 1:72 Sdkfz 222

    Turned out nicely. Have you considered a wash of light grey or tan (or even brown/black for more contrast) on the whole vehicle? This, or a pin wash, can bring out the hatch detail and such, which is quite striking on smaller models.
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    Revell 1/35 Panzergrenadiere

    Been working on these on and off today in between uni work. Going to try and get each figure basecoated and given a wash. Thinking about a possible diorama of an SS unit advancing on the Eastern Front. I just need to establish some kind of narrative for it.
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    Revell 1/35 Panzergrenadiere

    These are SS men, I've been researching the uniforms and insignia, and I think I should be able to get it right. Don't know if I'll decide to model a particular SS division, or just a generic one.
  10. I moved into university in September, been busy since, so this is my first post in what feels like a long time. This is a recent ebay acquisition, an old ICM kit boxed under Revell. They're decent figures, but the faces are a bit lacking, and for some reason every soldier is missing a strap for the gasmask (of course the way around this would simply be to portray them without the gasmask cases). Also, the painting guide in the instructions has an issue, that being the faces. It'd be easiest for me to just post a pic... hmmmmm...
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    Masterbox 1/35 Wehrmacht Infantry

    Thanks for your kind words! That's the plan eventually, but I have nothing particular planned. The Panzergrenadiers might be placed in a diorama advancing with a Panzer II I have ready to paint, and I'm planning to use some of the figures in a street-fighting diorama. Because I'm in university at the moment, larger projects like full models and dioramas will be done during holiday time. Until then, I just want to get them all painted, hopefully refining my technique for German infantry, a subject I want to specialise in.
  12. Thought I'd make a post for these WIP I've been working on the past few months. The standard of photography isn't great, and I'm still working out my own ideal method of figure painting. German captain. The Iron Cross and eagle on his breast are Tamiya decals. German assault engineer. German NCO. German Private. Panzergrenadier unit, led by a captain on the left, followed by a three-man LMG team. Of course, none of these are quite finished yet, and the photo quality from my current phone is fairly awful, but any tips and pointers would be appreciated.
  13. I'm trying to track down some spare parts for this thing, which is a case for spare MG barrels commonly carried by Wehrmacht infantrymen. I'm somewhat baffled how I have so few in my spares, and how they seem to be uncommon in terms of aftermarket, considering one basic infantry squad would carry up to three of these at a time. Does anyone know where I could find these? I have two Tamiya versions off their machine gun crew sprue, and could probably make copies of these, or make my own out of tube, but other than buying the Miniart machine gun set *just* for the two cases, I have no idea how to solve this problem.
  14. I have painted the model panzer grey, in winter whitewash (hairspray chipping).