German Headquarters in Winter Uniform
|Kit #: 6232||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
has spoiled us in the past with simple, but original sets that carry
a high diorama potential. This is one of them and, as usual, the front
and back of the box leave little to the imagination. The set contains
four figures (most likely staff officers) and a binocular trench periscope.
All of the figures are wearing greatcoats and, looking at the creases,
these seem to be made of either heavy cloth or leather. Two of them
have an additional, custom-made fur collar. This would make the set
most useful for a cold winter setting.
Height of the figures from boots to halfway the peaked cap is 24.5mm (roughly 175cm).
The periscope seems to be a correct representation of the WWII BMK SF 14 Trench Periscope Binoculars without the tubular covers that were sometimes added to reduce glare.
of the set consists of bases and a flag.
as I can tell, these figures have accurate anatomy, gear and uniforms,
even if they are a bit on the tall side. The shoulder boards which
are missing on the greatcoats in some other Zvezda sets have been
reproduced. The sleeve eagle that can be seen on the boxtop is not
sculpted, which would have meant that these figures represented Waffen-SS
Review sample purchased by the author.