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German Feldgendarmerie - Miniart, 1/35
Mecenas
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Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 09:24 PM UTC
Howdy,
I would like to start my new build-blog here. The topic is, as you see, the German Feldgendarmerie figure set.



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.













I already started a build of the second figure: soldier in the greatcoat nailing a sign. I'll post pics of it on weekend. See you then.

All constructive criticism and questions welcome!
Mecenas
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 09:32 AM UTC
Here we go, time to show another figure. 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.





exer
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 10:35 AM UTC
Terrific, Looking forward to seeing more.
Mecenas
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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 08:23 PM UTC
Thank you Pat, I'm doing my best

I hope to finish that guy

first and start to compose the vignette. I have to check the refferences about the greatcoat of the second soldier before I'll do another "upgrades". I'll post the latest pics as soon as possible.
Mecenas
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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009 - 01:11 AM UTC
Sorry for bothering you, but I would like to ask you for help.

I can't find a picture showing the back of the kradmantel and the tucks marked on the picture. I don't know how should I thin or shade it on the figure... If you have any pics or just know how to do it I will be very gratefull for any support.



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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 03:02 AM UTC
Really nobody knows?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 05:33 AM UTC
Michal ,

have a look at the pictures in this reenactor web site the is a good picture of a Copy of a motorcycle coat that might be useful to you
lssah.com
Best

jerry
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 06:47 PM UTC
Thank you Jerry, you're right - it's helpfull. It was a bit difficult for me to gues how the tucks overlap eachother, but now it's pretty simple. Watch for the next update soon.
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 02:21 AM UTC
Hi again,
well, here's how I solved the problem with the tucks. As you see the figre was primed once but needed "some" sanding so needs priming once again.





I have also 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.
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 04:01 AM UTC
Nice work. The extra effort with aspects such as the collars and straps will really pay off when painting I think.

What filler did you use for areas like arm joints. I am using either green tube pytty or tip-ex

Thanks

Stuart
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 08:58 PM UTC
Thank you Stuart. I used the cheapest putty I could get in the model-shop: Revel Plasto I applied it with a toothpic and then treated with a fine file and sanding paper, sometimes very sharp knife. So, nothing special as you see...
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 01:37 AM UTC
Does the job through. I often use plasto as it's available where I live. Other products have to be sourced from father afield.

As well as a toothpick, try using small ofcsuts of plastic card, cut to the required shape. This enables you to 'custom-make' your own tools.

Keep up the good work!

Stuart
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Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 11:36 PM UTC
After a too long break in building these two figures here are just four pictures depicting the progress, although not very impresive. Pictures were taken quickly from the workbench so I apologise for the quality, next will be better I hope.







Mecenas
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Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 02:36 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.









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Posted: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 09:08 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.







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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 08:36 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: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 09:42 AM UTC
Michal this is excellent work you are doing on these figures, I wish I could match your work on them.
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 07:48 PM UTC
Thanks Darren for you very kind words but I didn't do anything special, I just removed some unnecessary plastic to corrugate the uniforms and the imitations of stripes with a sharp knife.

Next step which I'm going to do is to scratch build the shoulder straps using a thin aluminium stripes and then do some priming with the Gunze surfacer.
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 06:19 AM UTC
Hi,
it's high time for another update in this thread. I have focused on one of remaining figures from the set. All upgrades were made from scratch.











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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 07:33 AM UTC
Very nice work on this set... I used the two figures on the right hammering signs to the post with my Zundapp KS800 Allthough I didn't put as much effort in it as you did with all the mods. Great job with all the straps and other details. Looking forward to what you are going to do with the other figures.
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 02:03 PM UTC
these figs are looking great,nice work. i have built these and i used a decal set as an addition.

az
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 08:16 PM UTC
Thanks guys for your comments.

I'm certainly not satisfied with the helmet so it will be completely reworked this week. There's also missing a hanger hook (I don't know the proper word in english for that) on the short strap of the gas mask. I made it using alumunium fret but it's missing now, I will have to make it again. I will also rework the trigger guard to the proper shape. I plan to use the Tamiya decals for all the straps, insignias, gorget etc. This is my fourth figure ever made so don't expect any fireworks here.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 11:53 PM UTC
I keep on torturing the poor Feldgendarm. Sooner or later, I promise myself, the figure will be finished. Painted with different paints. Kradmentel was painted using Humbrol 156, other colours are mostly Vallejo and Lifecolor acrylics. For the first time I used Tamiya decals with the emblems.













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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2011 - 12:13 AM UTC
nice work michal ! Neat and clean.

Best,
Julien
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2011 - 08:37 PM UTC
Many thanks Julien. Yesterday I made the last touch-ups to the hands, rifle and on the coat, where the Humbrol enamel chipped from the primer. I hope to spray the last coats of varnish this weekend. All that need to be done is a basic stand and the "HALT" signal board the guy holds in the right hand (it has to be scratchbuild).