Category Archive: Project-in-Progress

Fallschirmjager – Crete 1941


Saving Private Ryan – Sgt Mike Horvath (Tom Sizemore)

Having served previously with the Rangers in North Africa, and Italy alongside Capt. Miller, Technical Sergeant Mike Horvath (Tom Sizemore) was a member of Company C, 2nd Ranger Battalion, on June 6th, 1944. Although Miller relied heavily… Continue reading

Saving Private Ryan – Pfc Reibens (Edward Burns)

Dragon/CyberHobby’s US Ranger BAR Gunner – Richie – certainly makes for a remarkable realisation of the outspoken Private Richard Reiben (Edward Burns) in Steven Speilberg’s war movie, Saving Private Ryan. I felt a… Continue reading

Saving the Saving Private Ryan Project

The sarge has joined the squad! Capt. John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) Pfc James Ryan (Matt Damon) Pfc Adriano Carparzo (Vin Diesel) Sergeant Horvath (Tom Sizemore) Pfc Reiben (Edward Burns) Pfc Jackson (Barry… Continue reading

Saving Private Ryan – Cpt John H. Miller (Tom Hanks)

Fallschirmjager Tankbusters- Normandy 1944

While working on this ‘Battle of the Hedgegrows’ project, the thought of a duo of Fallschirmjager tankbusters armed with Panzerfaust 30s crossed my mind, necessitating the kitbashing of another Fallschirmjager; gathering the necessary… Continue reading

Painting & texturising headsculpts – Fast-track

A good headsculpt is wonderful to work on, and I found Dragon’s 2001 Fallschirmjager ‘Werner Hesse” a delight. My reason for saying this is because to me, it captures the persona of a… Continue reading

Work-in-progress: Fallschirmjager Crete. Interim images

Some test shots…

Work-in-progress Part 2 Fallschirmjager Crete: Equipment belt & kit, MP40 repaint

I seem to be working all over the place with this project! There’s quite a few things to be done, namely: weathering the kit – leather waist belt, breadbag, canteen and mess-tin; improving… Continue reading

Work-in-progress Part 1 Fallschirmjager Crete: Headsculpt repaint/helmet straps/neck remodelled

For this project, I will attempt to give a step-by-step (well, almost) account of how I realise this figure; that being a German paratrooper – Fallschirmjager – during the 1941 campaign in Crete.… Continue reading