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Afrika Corps Panzergrenadiers
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 06:07 PM UTC
This figure release from DML is high on detail and very affordable. The photos will give you all the information you need.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 02:10 AM UTC
I had a close look at this set at Telford, and the figures are indeed very nice. There is however one issue that you need to be careful about, the MG does not seem to fit against the shoulder. This may have just been sloppy building, but no apparent mis-allignment of the right shoulder was evident.
And I'm not nit picking here for the sake of. As anybody who has fired a MG in that position will confirm, unless you pull the stock right into your shoulder, you are going to hurt...



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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 03:56 AM UTC
Henk,
Good eyes!

However if you look closely at any figure you will note that their fingers are never 'actually' on the triggers either (cause there isn't one). So he isn't firing at the moment.

Sorry couldn't help myself on that bit of irony.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 04:14 AM UTC
I know, there's never a pile of spend cartridges included either, nor, the piece of empty belt that comes out of the other side.. mind



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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 08:11 AM UTC
Hoi Henk,

Jokes aside, after reading your first post, and before reading Jim's repost, my first thought when looking at that pic of your's is that it appears like he is still pulling the MG into position...

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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 04:53 PM UTC

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my first thought when looking at that pic of your's is that it appears like he is still pulling the MG into position...

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Hoi Rudi,

That is a fair comment, and an option that did cross my mind also. But I fear that this is likely to fall under the 'to much realism', such as painting a tank roughly with a small rag or such. Although it was done like that for real, and the result may be 100% accurate, the majority of people will comment that the painter didn't do a very good job.. I suppose you just can't win sometimes...
Having said that, I'm actually considering buying this set, as it will fit nicely in a Italian diorama that I have planned.

Groeten
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007 - 06:04 PM UTC

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Did the Germans have Panzerfausts and Gewehr 43's at El-alamein?



I don't know, but considering that the Afrika campaign was fought in the desert, I think that the use of the Panzerfaust would be most unlikely...

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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007 - 06:25 PM UTC
Now, this is a kit worth getting for the parts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 01:16 AM UTC

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Did the Germans have Panzerfausts and Gewehr 43's at El-alamein?



No they did not.

The inclusion of these in the kit seems a bit strange. However, it could be down to DML simply including some of their generic weapons spruces in the kit which would explain their presence. Fine for the spares bin but a no no for El Alamein!

Looks like a great kit anyway. I like the helmets with the 'rag' covers and the potato masher with the belt attached, goodbye that pain in the ar*e cutting the stick in two and trying to subtract the correct amount of stick while still getting it at the right angle!

Nice to see dragon covering more areas, with the desert rat set coming out to complement this. Will we see more sets like this or is this a one off do we think?

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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 01:46 AM UTC
The Panzerfaust entered service in 1944.