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Hohenstaufen Soldiers

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Venelin Golev shares with us some images of his Hohenstaufen Soldiers that recently came in third in the August 2014 figure contest. These figures from Venelin are in 1/35 scale and exhibit exquisite attention to detail.
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About the Author

About Venelin Golev (Venko555)
FROM: , BULGARIA

Started modelling as a child, my first model was a soviet tank. I've returned to modelling about 2 years ago and I'm still learning many new things and techniques. Main interest is armor/figures/dioramas in 1/35 scale and aviation in 1/48. In present I'm living in a small town in the Valley of the ...


Comments

It's Dragon Gen2 set
SEP 05, 2014 - 01:20 AM
Great job on the paintin here. I wish Dragon would re-release these little buggers. J
SEP 05, 2014 - 02:53 AM
This set is perhaps Dragon's finest IMO. And you've done a fabulous job with them. Here they are used in a diorama.
SEP 05, 2014 - 06:16 AM
The skill in painting these figures is remarkable, but I am wondering why the uniforms beneath the camouflage smocks appear to be powder blue instead of Feldgrau (which in real life is a gray-green wool with a hint of yellow-brown)? Is it an artifact of the computer monitor? Luftwaffe uniforms were blue gray, but not those of the Waffen SS or Army. Officers' uniforms were privately tailored, and blue-tinted examples do exist, but the common soldiers got gray-green wool. Towards the end of the war, rayon-wool blends were used, which were less green, sometimes a dark stone gray, but I've never seen a blue one.
SEP 05, 2014 - 08:31 AM
Hello Gerald I have not seen you post in a while. The result could be due to a wash in Photo Shop CS prior to uploading, the pictures were a little dark.
SEP 05, 2014 - 09:20 AM
That does it, the set I have been working on will go into the spares box. Superb work Venelin, outstanding paint and detail work.
SEP 05, 2014 - 01:01 PM
Waffen SS camo at 1/35th scale!!! Wonderful job. How is your eyesight now!!...Well done!
SEP 05, 2014 - 06:57 PM
Hi, Gerald, in reality the uniforms are grey, some of them I've painted with slightly different tone, for variation. Maybe it's my fault during photography or,as Darren said,during processing the pictures, sorry for that Your support and constructive comments only motivates me to improve, thanks! Cheers!
SEP 05, 2014 - 09:45 PM
Awesome array of Waffen SS camo clothes 'Wicked' Love the detail on them , I just think the eyes are a little to big, almost to detailed. All have that 1000 yard Stare look! I would have given you the 1st place in the figure comp, but the eyes just let them down a bit Sorry Bro Still love them though. GREAT PAINTING!
SEP 07, 2014 - 07:14 AM
This is and "Kampfgruppe Von Luck" are my favorite figure kits from Dragon. We desperately need more figures like this! Why they discontinued this I will never know. Very nice job! Currently working on mine, however, I'm going with Bluured edge and Mint Blurred Edge for most of my smocks which were very common in 1944. Very difficult SS camo to get right!!
SEP 08, 2014 - 08:20 AM