|Kit #: 6133||Preview 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 on the playing card inside), this typical 4-figure Zvezda set is a very welcome addition to the figure collection of a static modeler, as they carry a high diorama potential. As usual, the front and back of the box leave little to the imagination.
Inside the small end opening box is a single sprue of fairly hard grey plastic. This contains the parts to assemble four figures. A large part of this sprue is taken up by a banner and four 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.
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 early war
boots with a somewhat higher shaft.
Height of the figures from boots to halfway the peaked cap is 24.5mm (roughly 175cm). As far as I can tell, these figures have accurate anatomy, gear and uniforms.
are simple and for most experienced modelers overkill. The figures
are very well molded with little flash and excellent detail overall,
except for the chest of the crouching figure, which is devoid of detail.
Review sample purchased by the author.