German Anti-Tank Rifle Team
|Kit #: 6216||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
While primarily aimed at the wargaming community (witnessed, for instance, by the base with oversized banner), this typical 4-figure Zvezda set is a very welcome addition to the figure collection of a static modeler, as it carries a high diorama potential. As usual, the front and back of the box leave little to the imagination.
Inside the small end opening box are two sprues 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).
figures are all wearing the M36/M40
type uniform (which could easily pass for an M41 model if you
don't pay attention to the tunic buttons) and the early war boots
with a somewhat higher shaft.
Note that the PzB 39 was produced from March 1940 to November 1941, and would thus primarily be an early war weapon, even though it soldiered on until the second half of the war, by which time it was outdated. Some were converted to Granatbüchse Modell 39.
Height of the figures from boots to halfway the helmet is 24.5mm (roughly 175cm). As far as I can tell, these figures have accurate anatomy, gear and uniforms.
The figures are very well molded with little flash and excellent detail overall, except for the areas that are on the mold line, which is devoid of detail, like the chest of the lying figures (which doesn't really matter) and the chest of the walking figure (which will require more work).
are simple and for most experienced modelers overkill.
Review sample purchased by the author.