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January 15th, 2007 #1
German soldier. WIP*
Based roughly off the Waffen SS. Just kinda screwin around. I gotta tweak a few things..camo, helmet need fixing and boot covers.
Last edited by Romulus; January 15th, 2007 at 08:29 AM.
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January 15th, 2007 #3
Looks pretty cool. I definately get the feeling that he's sneaking around in the trenches.
Needs some more details, but you already know that. A camo pattern like you suggested would work great.
However, I have to ask why his gun is pointed downwards? I could see a soldier holding a gun pointed forward, towards the side, or even sideways at a slightly downward angle, but straight down? I think it would work better if you used some foreshortening to have the gun pointing more towards the viewer, that way it looks more like he's on the move and less like he's aiming for his feet.
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im guessing this trooper is either russian front or from the western winter of 1944.45. there would have been no camo bar white mostly stained after a day or so. his field smock and mp40 appear fairly correct. i may be wrong but the webbing appears off for a SS unit , the hilterjugend for example used a front based carry belt ( which could be flipped back or front)that could be dumped in an instant so as to switch to combat from marching. the second smock under the first appears wrong if hes in the western area, , its a version of a luftwaffe jump smock or a field coat( a special version was given to the russian front units), if thats the case a paratroopers 100 round bandolier for 7.92mm rounds would fit in better as well as a FG 42 second type.
as a sketch its a cool shot but it pays to look at a few refs on the period since it so well documented at this stage. also the way hes holding the gun, i get the feeling you were going for perhaps some forshortening perhaps, it would help to give some depth to the piece.
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January 16th, 2007 #5
Ya changing the gun sounds good. And ill look up some more ref for it. I know the germans wore alot of white durin the winter periods and was usually dirty heh. Thanks gents =D
Alright. Need to make the great coat more gray if I got winter. And the top either camo or white. also ya the packin is wrong. If I wanna go more Waffen..I need to take out the great coat and just do brown pants and camo top. The jackets were reversable so I can leave the underneath white.
Last edited by Romulus; January 16th, 2007 at 07:45 AM.