Whilst it is not a new figure, it hasn't been seen here in any detail so I thought I would post up the pics I took whilst I was putting the figure together.
Here is what I started with, A DiD body and head sculpt, and the Alert Line DAK Infantry soldier uniform set.
This is a good set with a lot of very nice uniform parts for creating a DAK soldier. As well as several uniform options it has a basic set of infantry equipment which is of not too bad a quality but I think better can be had, and as you will see the equipment I ended up using was not all from this set.
I did use mostly the basic uniform parts from the set as can be seen in these pics. The epaulets and cap soutache were repainted to have green waffenfarb signifying Pzr Grenadiers rather than the white infantry ones supplied. The boots from the set as used here are ok, but if I am honest the DID ones from the Luca set I think look better.
The main reason for my getting this set was the greatcoat, as I didn't have a figure wearing one and it is another piece of early DAK specific kit. Later on standard great coats were issued, but this early type as far as I am aware was only really issued in Africa. The coat is not a bad representation, it's shade of brown is debatable, but I think is ok from the research i have done into this.
The equipment on the figure was a mix of the stuff from the Alert Line set and my favourite pieces mainly from DiD again.
The belt, Y straps, bayonet frog, goggles and ammo pouches are alert line. 2 sets of ammo pouches are pictured here as I was debating whether to go brown or black with these and I forget where the black versions are from. The entrancing tool, bayonet, canteens, mess tin, gas mask canister, helmet and rifle are all DiD. The A frame pack and bag are Dragon I think.
Here are some pics of the equipment before fitting, and as it went onto the figure.
And lastly some pics of the completed figure, and pics of him in place on my Kettengrad Diorama.
Hope you enjoy the pics, and as always any comments are welcome.
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