Gran Sasso Raid, 1943
Here is the latest model I've finished. It is a Dragon 1/16th figure representing hauptsturmfuhrer Otto Skorzeny who leaded a special team to rescue Benito Mussolini, Italian leader and Hitler Ally. Mussolini has been captured for rebels who wanted to bargain their change of side to the Allied troops.
Hitler decided that was important to keep Italy on his side or he would need to use good troops to defend the south part of his empire.
The task was given to Otto Skorzeny who landed in the peak with his troops using gliders. The Italians got so confused that Skorzeny took the place without shooting a single shot.
He got Mussolini inside a small plane (Storch) and made out to safety after a very risk take off.
This figure was finished using a mix of Tamiya and Vallejo acrilics.
This was a nice effort for me, after more than 8 years without painting a figure and I was very happy with the result.