Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Wehrmacht of The Third Reich kitbash



Okay, I gotta admit. This is actually my first effort ever to create or rather 'kitbash' a 12" figure. I wasn't trying to duplicate any particular character but rather was inspired to do so based on the latest Claus von Stauffenberg 12" figure from DiD Corporation. IMHO, Tom Cruise gave one of his 'best' screen performance in Valkyrie (2008) as the anti-Nazi German military officer....though I believe not many would agree with me, prefering obvious choices of Cruise' movies such as the Mission Impossible franchise, Top Gun. Jerry McGuire etc. I realised from watching Valkyrie that Cruise actually looked good in a Nazi uniform!

And so, utilising the Truetype body with the 'Tom" headsculpt that I bought recently, I managed to hunt down several parts to kitbash a WWII German infantry figure from the Wehrmacht of the Third Reich......loosely translated as the "Armed Forces of The Third Empire". The term wehrmacht consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe (air force). The following kitbash figure is my feeble attempt to produce a Wehrmacht 'Heer' infantryman.















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6 Comments:

Little Plastic Man said...

Nice kit bash!

Shaun said...

cool bash, bro.

darthmental said...

well done bro. :D

Armand said...

Cool bash my friend !

The Rebel said...

Thanks for the words of praise/encouragement my friends!

But let me be the first to criticize my maiden kitbash ... :p

#1.....This soldier lacks his mess kit (meal canteen)....I cldnt find one in time...hehehe....
#2....If you guys notice in the last picture, you'd notice that the helmet is oversized, yet Tom's head is a tad too big to fit into it...i guess now I shd find another German helmet that can accomodate a Truetype's head!

desmond said...

I like the last two photo effects you made..