Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Fallschirmjäger test figure #4 in Sumpfmuster 43'(Marsh Pattern) & Splittermuster(Splinter Pattern)
This will be my last test figure and then I'll move on to painting them in small groups.Just a reminder that these test patterns are not to decide which pattern I'll be using,because I'll be using them all,but rather it it designed to see if the patterns and colors are working and that they look the part.
This Fallschirmjäger is wearing a Splinttermuster(Splinter Pattern) top and Sumpfmuster 43'(Marsh Pattern) trousers that also became more popular as the war progressed,but of course the Field Grey trousers remained the most wide spread throughout the war.Another feature is the Luftwaffe blue helmet that was used early in the war and was largely replaced by painted on field gray and camouflaged covers in the splinter pattern,but this veteran has continued to use the Luftwaffe blue variant.Eagles were also on the helmets for a short period at the beginning of the war,but were replaced with the eagle off and by the time of Normandy they really wouldn't be present and so I didn't add one.I also added a bit of weathering damage to the helmets and I hope it looks right.
He is also carrying the MP40 machine pistol(machine gun) that was a popular weapon carried by the Fallschirmjäger as it suited their role as close assault troops.
On to more Jeägers!
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