20th Waffen SS, Narva 1944 - Prey
Here are the first pictures of my project. The final scene will depict grenadiers from the 20th SS Volunteer Division in a dramatic moment on the Narva front in 1944.
The first figure is from the Dragon range with some modifications done to it. I alternated the torso by both leaning it forward and turning it slightly to the left. By doing this, I gave the figure a more aggressive look. I also re-sculpted the collar on the winter-parka for more details.
I used two different DML gen2 sets to create the second figure. The torso is from "German Mine Detectors", while the legs came from the "Desperate Defence" kit. The arms came form an old Nemrod figure.
The third figure is from the Warriors range. I added the field gear and grenades as the original figure is unarmed. I decided to add some hair underneath the helmet to give the figure a more boyish look.
The next figure is originally a GI from Verlinden, on which I have removed all the details from and sculpted a captured Russian 1941 fur coat. The boots was also removed and replaced with new ones.
The fifth figure came from Dragon Gen1 kit "Frozen Battleground". The figure has been slightly modified to fit the scene. Perhaps not the most obvious but a very important modification was the angle of the torso that has been bent forward. This modification gave the figure a more aggressive, and also added a bit of a curious look to it. This will be more visible when the figure is placed on the base.
As a start for the last figure, I again used a Dragon Gen2 figure. I replaced the arms and tilted the torso forward to get a more aggressive look to it. Also the legs where partially rebuilt to look like padded winter trousers.
I have used Hornet heads and hands on all the figures. Some of the hands had to be alternated by the help of hot water or partially re-sculpted to make them look more natural. Weapons, grenades and most of the field gear are from different Dragon Gen1 & Gen2 kits.
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