Tuesday, January 3

D-Day studio give us VE Day, also the scene of a late war Luftwaffe aerodrome.

D-Day miniatures have two new sets of figures in 35th scale for the new year – one involving GI's and a bit of "De-Nazification," the other showing a pilot and his fair assistant in a quiet time on the aerodrome. Let's have a look at both of these sets and the figures individually in our preview...

D-Day Miniatures news for January 2017

In a two-part D-Day Miniatures release for January 2017, we look at a couple of US soldiers from Germany 1945 and a man and woman on station at a Luftwaffe airfield in winter. Let's have a look at the figures...

"Roosevelt Boulevard" - US Soldiers, Germany 1945
Scale 1/35
Sculpted and painted by Pawel Krasicki
This scene inspired this sculpture by Pavel. The picture is entitled "Denazification in Krefeld, Germany, March 9, 1945." Credit: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.
This photo documents the Elimination of Nazi names from squares, city streets and any other venues or places in Germany after the surrender to the allies. The US, Commonwealth and Soviet soldiers swapped these name placards and renamed them in their own name choices at that time.

These soldiers are shown after the sign has just been changed, a GI with a soldier from the US Paratroop force is looking on at his comrade's handiwork.
These two figures are also available as single figures:

US GI holding Street Sign, Germany 1945
Scale 1/35
Sculpted and painted by Pawel Krasicki
Taken inspiration from the picture above – this GI is seen with a grin from ear to ear in this sculpt. Wearing pretty standard battle dress of an M43 jacket, drill trousers and boots with goloshes together with an M1 helmet. He carries the hammer with which he has just nailed into the wall the new sign a well as the old sign. You might have to paint these or find decals yourself.
The most interesting this-this soldier is wearing is the smile on his face after he has changed this roadsign.

US Para Officer, Germany 1945
Scale 1/35
Sculpted and painted by Pawel Krasicki
This is a captain of the US paratroops. Easily identifiable by the two bars on his side cap. He is wearing his nice uniform it seems - with large overcoat covering all of what is underneath except for his shirt and tie, and his boots with the trousers tucked into them.
He looks pretty happy with the situation also – we think he approves of the new street signage.

WWII Luftwaffe Pilot & Helferin, Winter 1942-45
Scale 1/35
Sculpted and painted by Pawel Krasicki
These are a pair of figures – in 35th (which is a bit odd but...) of Luftwaffe serviceman/ and women. This pilot and the ground staff auxiliary look very heroic don't they?

Available also as single figures:
WWII Luftwaffe pilot, Winter 1942-45
Scale 1/35
Sculpted and painted by Pawel Krasicki
This pilot looks VERY smug, doesn't he? Looking almost brash and propaganda like – he is seen chewing on a cigar, with his hands in his thick sheepskin lined flying pant pockets. He also wears a woollen lined flying jacket draped over his shoulders.
And well he should look smug – he has a chest full of medals and the Iron Cross ribbon as well on his flying tunic, underneath that is a warm woollen skivvy.

WWII Luftwaffe Helferin, Winter 1939-45
Scale 1/35
Sculpted and painted by Pawel Krasicki
Luftwaffe Helferin were the auxiliary staff of the German Luftwaffe during World War II. About half of the Helferin were volunteers, the others performing obligatory service connected to the war effort. They were assigned to duties not only within the heart of the Reich, but to a lesser extent, to the occupied territories, for example in the General government of occupied Poland, in France, and later in Yugoslavia, in Greece and in Romania.
Notable on this figure is her winter woolen padded hat and clothing...
Helferin worked as telephone, telegraph and transmission operators, administrative clerks typists and messengers, in anti-aircraft defence, as operators of listening equipment, operating projectors for anti-aircraft defence, employees within meteorology services, and auxiliary civil defence personnel. They also worked in military health service, as volunteer nurses with the German Red Cross or other voluntary organisations
More info about these or their other figures from D-Day on www.ddayminiaturestudio.com

For info, or to make an order, send an email to Pavel at his email address.