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Old 10-09-2008, 03:11 AM   #1
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Gefreiter-FJR 5-Normandy, July 1944

Hello all...
This Gefreiter of FJR 5 of the 3. Fallschirmjager Division contemplates the next probe of his squad's postion, dug into the centuries-old Norman Hedgerows, along the Berigny road...
His unit faces the GI's of the 2nd Infantry Division, attacking Hill 192, east of Le Soulaire, and key to the area east of St. Lo...
He and his comrades will make the GI's pay dearly for each foot of ground gained...each Hedgerow breached...
After US paratroopers and GI's...the Fallschirmjager are my weakness in modelling German subjects...
I've had a number of Normandy Fallschirmjager on the back-burner, as I've been slowly acquiring the gear to update them to a more detailed state...including NLM boots, BGT smocks, and Toys City helmets.
This 'Gefreiter' represents the first Fallschirmjager to be completely outfitted the way I want...next step will be 'accenting' the HS...and some light weathering...
as always, Thanks for looking,
Bruce

HS and body-DML 'Junge'
Tunic and FJ trousers-DML 'Junge'
Boots-NLM brown-front-laced
FJ belt and web gear-DML
KAR98 'splinter' bandoleer-NLM
'Splinter' 3rd pattern FJ smock-BGT (dyed a greener shade)
KAR98 and Panzerfaust-DML
Insignia-CVI
Helmet-Toys City w/ netting from 'Dan Summers'/'Frank Laird' US paratroopers...helmet stripped, repainted, and weathered...









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Old 10-09-2008, 04:57 AM   #2
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nice figure. like what you did to the helmet. what do you think of the toy city helmet??.
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:36 AM   #3
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nice job!

do you think the Helmet netting that DID gave to 'michael taylor' (the brit para) be suitable for FJ helmet nets.

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Old 10-09-2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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Cover fire,
Quite frankly, I haven't seen the netting used on the DiD Brit Para...
most of the photos I have of German netting seems to be this larger type of mesh...but I certainly think that anything would have been possible...the Brit netting is usually of a smaller size...and another version of Brit netting is even smaller...
Th enetting that comes with the DiD american Gi's (Ricky Foster, and a few others, is perfect....it came in an off-white and a pale green, I think...)
I wouldn't even dye those a different color, as it seems alot of German netting remained in a 'raw' color state...
Thanks,
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:25 PM   #5
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great figure !!!!! I love figures of fallies and this one is very nice!!!
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:14 AM   #6
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A fantastic job. Where did you get that rifle ammunition bandolier? I would love to get my hands on a couple like that. Superb detail. I love how well armed he is.
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:20 AM   #7
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Terrific job Bruce - he looks great!
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:40 PM   #8
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nice job !!
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