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    Dear friends, I should make development of models of figures of German snipers WWII, for known Russian firm " ZVEZDA ".
    Two pairs, summer - winter. It would be desirable for them to make well and it is class to please all fans of a military history. Interests a special camouflage, arms, equipment and the equipment for the place - sniper.
    If you can help.... It is thankful in advance!

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    Are you after just pictures of said snipers using various kit etc.? Cause I can tell you a few weapons, I haven't got any pictures though.

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    It is essential to know, from which time "your" sniper should be.

    At first, there weren't many sniperrifles in the german army, because sniping was said to be "cowardish".
    So many early german snipers used the Mosin Nagant as rifle, but by the customers this could be interpreted, that the designer was an idiot who did not knew german weapons.

    You better take a K98 with turret-mount:



    The camo looks like this:

    The scope, shown there is the "ZF41", which was absolute nonsense and rarely used, because of its size and bad "zoom"

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    You also could use a "Gewehr 43"(at the top of the picture) or the "Sturmgewehr 44"(the one in the middle)


    Both were used as sniper-rifles(yes, the Stg44 too, it was based on k98), but many snipers prefered the normal K98, because of its precision.

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    Wintercamo looks a bit like this:

    (Haven't found a better image, bit it was white with black parts too)

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    As typical equipment i would say the "Pistole 08" as Sidearm or sometimes the "MP40", in the battle. Also a binocular and a "Feldflasche" (field bottle) and a ration of bread (depends on how much details you need).

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    whoops, double-post...


    Here are some more pics:
    http://www.torweihe.de/bilder4/41_ssscharfschtz.jpg(sniper-training)

    http://www.torweihe.de/Bilder6/winterrshew.jpg

    http://www.torweihe.de/Bilder6/rshew43.jpg


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    BTW, can you ask the company, if i can get a free figure for this?

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    Your best option is to see if you can get your hands on:

    Backbone of the Wehrmacht Volume II
    Sniper Variations of the German K98k Rifle
    By Richard D Law

    The German Sniper 1914 - 1945
    By Peter R. Senich

    The K98k Rifle
    by G. de Vries & B.J. Martens

    All those books have excellent reference photos, unfortaintly there are not many colour ones.

    When choosing what uniform to model, be careful about the standard camoflauge uniform issued to the Waffen SS (like the one pictured above) which was NOT used buy Army snipers.

    Also the STG-44 was never issued to snipers, they did produce a version with scope rails for testing, and there is a famous picture of one being tested with a scope (and a Active IR scope as well) but this was not for sniper use.

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    Was the Gewehr 43 bolt-action or semi-auto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattoigta
    Was the Gewehr 43 bolt-action or semi-auto?
    Semi-auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiruzu
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    Wintercamo looks a bit like this:

    (Haven't found a better image, bit it was white with black parts too)
    The Camo in this Pics looks like modern day german wintercamo (in use by the Bundeswehr).
    The Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS used white-only camo clothing.

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    Nice pic's, Shiruzu & pretorian669!



    A well camouflaged German sniper in France 1944, he has a face veil under his hood

    [img]http://www.axishistory.com/fileadmin/user_upload/p/*****skyttar.jpg[/img]
    A Latvian member of the Waffen-SS with a Gewehr 43


    Taken at the sniper training school at Doberitz, Elsgrund. Oktober, 1943

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    Quote Originally Posted by pretorian669
    LMAO, I took that picture. I know where you got that one from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bas
    Also the STG-44 was never issued to snipers, they did produce a version with scope rails for testing, and there is a famous picture of one being tested with a scope (and a Active IR scope as well) but this was not for sniper use.
    In the book "Im Auge des Jägers" by Albrecht Wacker, the author discribes a scene, where the main character -Sepp Allerberger, one of germanys best snipers- walks by a group of young soldiers coming out of sniper school directly to the front. All of them had the Stg44 with scope.
    I've allready heard, that not all statements in this book are absolutly true, but i wouldn't doubt it, although this combination surely was rare.

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    One additional fact is coming to my mind: In some units, the snipers attached a small white *****e of cloth to the arm of their jacket, for every 10 kills.

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