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SS-Scharführer, Wiking Division - Kharkow, 1943

SS-Scharführer, Wiking Division (Kharkow, 1943)
NLP – Scale Miniatures, Sweden
Divisional Range (1/9 Busts)
Painted by Christer Johansson
Design by Torbjörn Bengtsson
Sculpted by Tony Williams

The winter of 1942/43 brought numerous changes in winter clothing for German military due to the lessons learned in the winter of 1941/42. While the Wehrmacht developed their own winter garments, and the Waffen-SS developed a different winter garment. In this case: the fur-lined one-piece pullover parka.

The Waffen-SS soldiers, in the famous battle of Kharkow, very commonly wore this winter parka in the winter of 1943. Depending on the availability of fur-lining during the war, various types were used on this garment. The parka lining was usually made of sheepskin and wool, but rabbit fur was also used. The parka colours varied from a darker field grey, a mouse grey, a brown grey colour and a green colour. The second pattern of the parka has two pleated chest pockets and two lower pockets.

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About the Author

About Christer (Roy)

Hello, fellow modellers. This is just my hobby!


Hi Christer: Very nice work. The facial skin tones are some of the best I've seen in a while. Well done. Did you use acrylics or oils. . . or a combination of both?
OCT 12, 2006 - 02:37 PM
Yes... very life-like. Great job all around. Thanks for sharing it with us. Jim
OCT 12, 2006 - 09:32 PM
Hi Rick, The entire bust is painted with Vallejo Model Color. I have also written an "How to paint-giude" that is provided in this kit. The guide contains of 14 pages and it takes you through the whole painting procedure, step by step. Regards Christer
OCT 13, 2006 - 02:09 AM
Thanks Jim! I feel honoured. Regards Christer
OCT 13, 2006 - 02:14 AM
Hi. Do you know anywhere where this kit can be bought via the net? A friend has asked me to track one down, and NLP doesn't seen to have a website. Cheers.
NOV 09, 2006 - 04:38 PM
Hi there, The NLP URL is in the feature, but here you go http://www.nlpminiatures.com/ Click the NLP miniatures link in the left navigation bar. I didn't see the bust there, but perhaps you could contact them directly via their website... Alternatively contact Christer... the URL to his BLOG is in the feature Rudi
NOV 09, 2006 - 05:28 PM