1/16 SS officer
I found this figure for sale at Euromilitaire in 2009, and since then it has been lying untouched on one of my shelfs. Last weekend I picked it up and started building it. It is made by Stormtrooper LTD and nicely cast in white resin.
I sawed off the casting blocks and sanded away any faults in the resin.
Before assembling the figure I painted the face using Vallejo Model Color. I epoxy glued the parts together and filled a few minor gaps with putty.
The jacket was painted in the Grey/White variant with the grey side turned out. I highlighted and shaded it by adding black or white to the base color mix. I didn`t note down the mix for the flesh, but for the jacket I mixed Vallejos Modelcolor 951, 995, 886 and 980 in a 8-4-2-3 drop mix. The equipment was painted with various shades more or less straight from the bottle. I used a very fine brush to make wear and tear on the leather parts.
For the combat trousers I mixed white and a little beige as I wanted them to be with the winter side outwards. Again I highlighted and shaded by adding black and white to the base color. Next I drilled holes in the soles of the figure and attached small rods so it will stay secure on the base. The boots was painted and then the Mig Pigments was brought to the workbench to give it all a dirty muddy look.
From some winebottletop foil I made the sling for the Russian PPSh submachinegun.
A shrapnel sleeve for the German M24 stickgrenade was chosen as a base. I filled the top of it with some fast curing clay and set it to cure. When hardened I covered it with a thin layer of Oasis Florist Foam, After a few hours drying I mixed whiteglue sand and paints and covered the base, adding the figure and some vegetation.
In the end I printed out a small Kurland arm stripe and glued it to the front of the base.