I built this figure while working on Berthier and completed painting before the MHMC Show.
I've been wanting to build this figure for a long time. It's based on the photo of Hindenburg when a leutnant in the 3rd Guards Regiment during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866.
The photo appealed to me because of his "on campaign" look. He's wearing a great coat in a roll. His sword scabbard is dented and beat up and his jacket has a field worn appearance. He's also devoid of an officer sash, which may be a practice to be less conspicuous to those Austrian jeagers!
First Day of the Somme......
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