|Kit #: 6105||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
primarily aimed at the wargaming community (witnessed by the base
with oversized banner, the wargaming stats on the back of the box
and on the playing card inside), this set is a welcome addition to
the figure collection of a static modeler. As usual, the front and
back of the box leave little to the imagination. Wait.... this set
the small end opening box are two identical sprues of fairly hard
grey plastic. Each sprue contains five figures, of which only three
are different. None of the figures require assembly. While the kneeling
and standing figures are close to those depicted in the box art, the
third is nowhere near. It is a figure that is walking, which is useful,
but nothing like the relaxed figure observing the other two that is
seen on the boxtop.
different figures are all wearing the M36/M40
type uniform (which could easily pass for an M41 or M42 model
if you don't pay attention to the tunic buttons) and the November
1939 boots with a somewhat shorter shaft. All figures are carrying
full combat equipment and steel helmets.
The figures are very well molded with no flash and excellent detail overall.
A large part of the sprues are taken up by a banner and base plates, which the display modeler will probably not use (except during painting). For those who are interested, the bases offer the option of grouping the four figures together or giving each figure its own base. The base for grouping the figures is not the same as seen on the back of the box.
are limited to an explanation of the game system.
Conclusion: the quality of the figures is very good, but I am disappointed that I didn't get the exact poses that were on the boxtop.
Review sample purchased by the author.