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Rado: 5.SS-Pz.Div.Wiking
Graywolf
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 02:02 AM UTC


Two figure kit of Rado Miniatures representing Wiking Division SS soldiers.

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Taeuss
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:25 PM UTC
Looks good, though I always thought that it was a bit odd that they'd specify a unit when virtually all Waffen-SS uniforms were produced to specified standards and issued that way. You'd think that these two could just as easily represent 17th WSS or 1st WSS just as easily, dfepending on time period.
easyco69
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 07:47 PM UTC
weapon detail looks rather soft compared to Dragon weapons. Good poses.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 05:11 PM UTC
Frank, I'm with you on that one. I've never understood why manufacturers do that. As you mentioned the uniform was the same whatever division they belonged to. I like the poses of both figures, particularly the one reloading on the move which is a very natural and interesting pose. Moulding the stripper clip to the rifle is probably the best way to do it as I would imagine it would be difficult to line them up if it was a seperate part. As David mentioned the details on the Kar 98 aren't great. Even the older DML ones look sharper than this one. It's a shame really as it lets the kits down as everything else about them looks good. I suppose with being a new manufacturer they're just finding their feet now.