|Kit #: 6106||Review by Rob Haelterman|
While primarily aimed at the wargaming
community (witnessed by the base with oversized banner, the wargaming
stats on the back of the box and the wargaming cards), these figures
could be useful within the "display" world. Admittedly,
this set is not quite as well or crisply detailed as some of Zvezda's
more recent sets, e.g. set 6143.
The plastic is also somewhat softer than the more recent sets and
reminiscent of that used in the Russian
45mm gun I reviewed.
The boxtop says that this set is meant for 1939-1942. With the figures lying prone and the most distinguishable features of the different uniforms limited to the chest area (see article here) these figures can easily be used for a couple of years later in the war. Unfortunately, some of the typical equipment for an MG gunner (special pouch, pistol, ...) is not worn by the figures, although one might assume this detail is hidden under the figures.
Review sample purchased by the author.