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Old 02-11-2018, 12:16 AM   #1
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"Zweite Welle Kommt An!!"

Well here is something I did last year. I read a book on these guys and decided to make a figure on this unit. What I found interesting was that half of this battalion-sized unit was composed of penal soldiers serving for various disciplinary convictions. Interesting enough, they volunteered to serve in this SS-FJ battalion for a very special mission. They were assured after this dangerous mission that they would be reinstated into their Waffen-ss units or remain in the ss-fallschirmjager battalion with proper rank and status. The other half of this unit was comprised of officers and senior NCOs who would lead them into the special mission.
Anyways many other kit-bashers have done SS-FJ in the past, this is my interpretation of a senior NCO from this unit during their most famous mission..i'm sure everyone knows what the mission was at this point.

"Zweite Welle Kommt An!"
("Second wave is arriving!")

Operation Rösselsprung

"Red Group"
SS-Fallschirmjägerbataillon 500


--Some reference images--

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Old 02-11-2018, 01:54 AM   #2
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Love the German title and the figure's pose, Miguel!

The accompanying reference photos are superb!

Well done!

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Old 02-11-2018, 03:13 AM   #3
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Awesome work and figure
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:05 AM   #4
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Love this one!!!
The pose choice of sculpt all tie together beautifully

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Old 02-13-2018, 01:43 AM   #5
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Wow! That's a killer presentation. Excellent figure. Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:53 PM   #6
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Perfect .


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Old 02-20-2018, 12:28 AM   #7
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Dang fine job.
Looks better then the pics at the bottom.
5 stars
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:17 PM   #8
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Another masterfully realized figure Miguel, congratulations, your work is always impressive.


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Old 04-03-2018, 09:18 AM   #9
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Such astounding detail, very rarely do I linger on a figure but there's so much on this one that I'll just have to scroll up and linger some more. Thanks for sharing, Steve
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