Wow! Well, I'm back with some more completed units for my Adepticon Doubles army and a story. You see, I didn't plan on painting these up this soon, as I actually took on a commission just after New Year's. However, as I was right in the middle of cutting to do a headswap on the NSDAP officer pictured below, I slipped with the Xacto and cut the knuckle on my left hand! Thankfully, the blade was brand new and extremely sharp, so the cut was clean and actually took several minutes to start bleeding. However, it was long (about 1.5") and quite deep (I could see bone!) so my amazing wife immediately drove me to urgent care where I spent several hours getting looked at, stitched up, and given a tetanus shot.
Now, this is the first time I've ever had a cut needing medical attention in 25-odd years of modeling and it was because I wasn't practicing shop safety. So, let this be a lesson - always cut on a cutting matt and always use the minimum amount of cutting force necessary.
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Very unusual, and a nice change from the usual lantern-jawed SS
men that everyone seems to love. I'm guessing the fluff is that it's an 88mm that's been pulled out of a depot or something and pressed into service, hence the early war grey scheme.
One point - the red bricks are a bit jarring, and distract the eye from the models themselves. And the red around them (brick dust?) looks too much like blood. Maybe re-do these in a more subdued brick colour?
Yes, it's supposed to be a very early FlaK36 pressed back into service after being mothballed.
I think the bricks seem "too red" because of the direct lighting I was using for the camera shots. IRL
, it's a much deeper red