Russian soldier and dog, Grozny 2000

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A while ago, I saw a Time photo essay on the war in Chechnya. It had some stunning pictures of the war in the devastated capital city of Grozny. One of the images that caught my eye was of a Russian soldier, holding an AK-74 with a German Shepherd standing at his side:
DML/Dragon makes an excellent series of 1/35 figures, and I realized that I had the parts needed to make a rough approximation of this scene. I used parts from the following figure sets:
DML 3003 Soviet VDV Air Assault   DML 3003 Soviet VDV Air Assault
DML 3008 Soviet Motor Rifle Troops   DML 3008 Soviet Motor Rifle Troops
DML 6025 DML 6025 German Infantry (Battle of the Hedgerows, 1944)

DML 6098   DML 6098 German Feldgendarmerie w/Dogs