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WWII German Infantry at Kursk

by: Nathan Phelps [ PORKCHOP ]

The figure
The torso and legs are molded as one piece with straps, ammo pouches, and a shovel cast as part of the main torso. The arms are separate, as is the canteen and gas mask container. The bread bag is molded onto the body. The builder is given two heads to choose from - the only difference appears to be in the helmet: one has a camo cover, the other does not. The right hand is molded to the K98 while the left hand is molded to the left arm. The right hand/K98 are seperate from the right arm. The figure features extremely fine details that are crisp and sharp. This is one fine example of a resin figure
Building it
The cast blocks and a slight amount of flash on my sample came off easily and required almost no additional clean up. I have not yet painted my figure, but I can find no mold seams to speak of.

The arms fit almost spot-on. I can see a few tiny areas that could use a little putty, but the fit was great.

The head also snugged in nicely and lines up with the gun in a very convincing manner. With head and arms properly alinged (which didn't take much effort), this guy looks like he's ready to pop off a few rounds.

The canteen and gas mask canister fit nicely into areas molded onto the body, they sit naturally on the figure and look nice.
Packaging
This is not an area I usually cover, but the figures come in nice clear packages that let the buyer take a look at what's inside before plopping down their cash. Figures are contained in a small plastic bag inside the box.
Conclusion
Wow. This is a nice little figure that I will build as a stand-alone but it would fit in well with other figures or a diorama. It's nice to see this company offering a range of figures from Russians, to Americans and Germans.

This German is one of three recent releases from Alpine. Two American tankers hit the market at the same time. I will also review those figures in the very near future.

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SUMMARY
Here is a quick build (no painting) of one of the latest releases from Alpine Miniatures. It represents a German on the Eastern Front in the summer of 1943
  SCULPTING:90%
  POSE:80%
  FIT:80%
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35008
  Suggested Retail: $14.95 USD
  PUBLISHED: Jun 22, 2004
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 84.35%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 93.33%

About Nathan Phelps (PorkChop)
FROM: WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES

Haven't touched a flat finish in years.

Copyright 2017 text by Nathan Phelps [ PORKCHOP ]. All rights reserved.


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