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ColinEdm
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Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 10:59 AM UTC
Venelin Golev shares with us some images of his Hohenstaufen Soldiers that recently came in third in the August 2014 figure contest.

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Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 02:55 PM UTC
Venelin,

Your camouflage is extraordinary! Super work.
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Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 07:02 PM UTC
Thanks! Congrats to the other winners,
Cheers!
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Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 07:39 PM UTC
Hi Venelin, great job ! excellent work with camo !
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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 12:42 AM UTC
What manufacturer?
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 01:20 AM UTC

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What manufacturer?



It's Dragon Gen2 set
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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 02:53 AM UTC
Great job on the paintin here. I wish Dragon would re-release these little buggers.
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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 06:16 AM UTC
This set is perhaps Dragon's finest IMO. And you've done a fabulous job with them.

Here they are used in a diorama.
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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 08:31 AM UTC
The skill in painting these figures is remarkable, but I am wondering why the uniforms beneath the camouflage smocks appear to be powder blue instead of Feldgrau (which in real life is a gray-green wool with a hint of yellow-brown)? Is it an artifact of the computer monitor? Luftwaffe uniforms were blue gray, but not those of the Waffen SS or Army. Officers' uniforms were privately tailored, and blue-tinted examples do exist, but the common soldiers got gray-green wool. Towards the end of the war, rayon-wool blends were used, which were less green, sometimes a dark stone gray, but I've never seen a blue one.
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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 09:20 AM UTC
Hello Gerald I have not seen you post in a while. The result could be due to a wash in Photo Shop CS prior to uploading, the pictures were a little dark.
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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 01:01 PM UTC
That does it, the set I have been working on will go into the spares box. Superb work Venelin, outstanding paint and detail work.
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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 06:57 PM UTC
Waffen SS camo at 1/35th scale!!! Wonderful job. How is your eyesight now!!...Well done!
Venko555
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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 09:45 PM UTC
Hi,
Gerald, in reality the uniforms are grey, some of them I've painted with slightly different tone, for variation. Maybe it's my fault during photography or,as Darren said,during processing the pictures, sorry for that
Your support and constructive comments only motivates me to improve, thanks!

Cheers!
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Posted: Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 07:14 AM UTC
Awesome array of Waffen SS camo clothes 'Wicked' Love the detail on them , I just think the eyes are a little to big, almost to detailed. All have that 1000 yard Stare look! I would have given you the 1st place in the figure comp, but the eyes just let them down a bit Sorry Bro Still love them though. GREAT PAINTING!
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 08:20 AM UTC
This is and "Kampfgruppe Von Luck" are my favorite figure kits from Dragon. We desperately need more figures like this! Why they discontinued this I will never know. Very nice job! Currently working on mine, however, I'm going with Bluured edge and Mint Blurred Edge for most of my smocks which were very common in 1944. Very difficult SS camo to get right!!