Hey dear redaers,
As I promised last week, here are the pics of the vignette with the Flakvierling 38 finished.
It represents a Flakvierling from the the Flak Abteilung of the 5. Fallschirmjäger Division which was send to Normandy to stop the American troops. Since the operation in Crete in 1941, the Fallschirmjägers weren't used in large-scale airdrops anymore. Consequently the fallschirmjägers fought mostly on the ground and were considered as elite troops. In Normandy, they fought bravely and succeeded to slow down the progression of th allied troops. Nevertheless at the end of the campaign many of these men ended up in the "Poche de Falaise" where alsmost the entire 5. Fallschirmjäger Division got trapped and destroyed.
Here are the previous steps of the building and painting of the vignette:
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After thes steps, I weathered the flak with pigments and some more light oil washes and I made the ground of the dio with wall filler mixed with sand, small pebbles, paint and pastel powders. Once everything was dry I glued dried moss, some grass tufts from Mininatur end some twigs from Joefix on the base. The figure, the flakvierling and the ammo boxes (from Royal Models) were then firmly glued to the base as well as the plate with the name of the vignette.
I brought this little vignette last week to the BSMC 2013 show and it won gold in the category "Military Vehicle" level Advanced.
As always, don't hesitate to leave comments, questions and / or constructive critisisms!
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