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German Feldgendarmerie - Miniart, 1/35
Mecenas
Joined: December 23, 2007
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Posted: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 09:39 PM UTC
Howdy,
I would like to start my new build-blog here. The topic is, as you see, the German Feldgendarmerie figure set. I started this build on the Armorama forum but I thought that maybe this is also a right place to share my struggle and doubts with the build. In this post I just copied the blog content from the Armorama but from now on I'll be posting updates in parallel.

I hope you will enjoy my build and find something interesting for yourself in my work.



Following this LINK you can read my small review of the kit.

In this thread I would like to continue the building of the other figures.

As a supplement to the review I present here the back side of the bix with the painting schemes and assembly instruction.



Here's what I have so far, nothing more than in the review.













For this build I call that guy a "priest", you'll see why. But let's go back to the first soldier for a while.



Here we have an almost completed soldier, of course without equipment yet.



Some details that needs extra care.



And here we go. Ladies and gentelmen, let me introduce you The Priest.







As you see that figure needed much more putty and sanding. I also spent more time with the sharp knife trying to reshape few details.

And when we attach the legs:







By the way I think I found the German Wunderwaffe: early warning system.






Mecenas
Joined: December 23, 2007
KitMaker: 1,596 posts
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 02:23 AM UTC
Hi again,
As you see the figure was primed once but needed "some" sanding so needs priming once again.





I have removed the MP belt imitation injected in plastic - I'm going to scratch build it again using very thin brass or aluminium foil.





Second guy is already painted with the main colours: uniform green, black boots and the belt. I wonder about painting the trousers in grey to imitate early war uniform but I don't know yet what coulors should I use. If you have any ideas or suggestions I'm be very interested to hear it.





The figure is painted using Model Master enamel "Marine Corps Green" - it's good for painting ww1 british biplane and the german ww2 uniform. Absolutely universal colour

Of course all comments and critiqe is welcome.
Mecenas
Joined: December 23, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 02:31 AM UTC
It's been quite a long since my last post in this thread. Due to some difficulties I had to give this project up for some time and come back later with a new energy and ideas. Anyway, most of the progress was done off-line but I hope it's still possible to show you how things are going.









Mecenas
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Posted: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 09:06 PM UTC
And here are the figures in the current stage. I have "washed" the guy holding a sign using the artists oil thinned with a terpentine oil - never do that mistake. After almost two months from painting the paint was still wet I even after using the acrylic cover the oil still appears in some places. That's why the figure is still shining in some places. Most of the details were painted using different acrylics: Tamiya, Lifecolor, Pactra, Gunze.







Mecenas
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Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 01:15 AM UTC
Finally done! Again, thanks to the campaign on Armorama I managed to build somethng and another time something new to me: this time figures.

















Mecenas
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 08:39 AM UTC
Hello again, let's get back to work with the Feldgendarms, there are few more left to do.

I'm affraid that these two will be made just in the stand-alone form as I have no idea how to use them in the nearest future. I managed to get the major pieces together and make some small details. I also removed almost all the stripes on the back ot the guy in greatcoat and I will scratchbuild it. The figures are prepared for the first priming as I'm sure there will be many scratches to remove.











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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 01:19 AM UTC
Maybe you could add motorcycle passing (in high speed) the MP in great coat and leave the guy checking papers for other scene
Mecenas
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 07:33 PM UTC
The idea with passing motorcyclist is very good, I'll think strongly about it. The problem is that I don't have neither motorcycle nor motorcyclist yet

My intention was to use these to figures as separate build and do not place them on one vignette. I'll finish the officer checking papers anyway, if I'll need him in future I'll just pick it up from the base and place in the new scene. Both these figures have a short steel wires in their feet so they even don't require glueing to be placed firmly almost anywhere.
Mecenas
Joined: December 23, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 04:46 AM UTC
Hi,
after a year i managed to finish another figure of this set.
The truth is that finishing this guy was stalled almost for all the time since last update, I got him out of box just three days ago.

I took few in-progress shots.








Here are few latest pictures. I'll try to do some more in different light settings.