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European Civilian 1940s
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]

Introduction

Following on from my recent review on Armorama of Wolf’s WSH 19 - LRDG Trooper, (link below), this time a look at one of the civilian figures they produce.

The figure is entitled European Civilian 1940s holding jacket at side. In 1/35 scale that is exactly what you get.

The Figure

The figure comes packed in the standard professional box provided by Wolf. On the front is a good colour picture of the complete painted figure for painting reference. On the end of the box are the product details. The figure comes sealed in a thick plastic bag and included in the box are a small sheet of basic instructions.

Cast in a light grey resin the figure was free from any sign of damage or the dreaded air bubbles. The figure depicts a standing civilian, with left hand in the trouser pocket and the right holding a jacket. The figure comes cast as a whole with minimal clean up being required. Dressed in a cap, open neck shirt, trousers, belt and boots and holding his jacket, the figure could represent a civilian worker from almost any country in Europe, and America/Canada.

The casting is excellent as is the detail of the clothes, with nice natural folds and creases in the sculpt. This chap should paint up very nicely and add interest to any scene you may require a worker on or simply used as a stand alone.

The figure measures 38mm from heel to shoulder. The body proportions look good. Shorter than a normal figure, this one none the less looks fine beside normal sized figures and is a good example of the various heights of human beings. There are some seam lines on the inside of the trouser legs that you may need to clean up.

Normal safety precautions apply when working with resin.

Conclusion

There isn’t much to add to the above, a very detailed and useful generic figure which is excellently cast and sculpted.

The order of dress can be painted/coloured to suit your needs, and the posture looks quite natural to me making him very useful in any number of situations.

Although specified as a 1940s figure I think he could fit most anywhere from the early twenties through the 1960s.

LRDG Trooper review

SUMMARY
Highs: Excellently sculpted and cast. A very useable generic civilian.
Lows: None I can think of.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: WAW 54
  PUBLISHED: Sep 18, 2011
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.08%

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

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Comments

Good review Al. This figure,and two other civilians in the range , have an interesting history as they were produced by a French company and only only handed back to Hornet and Wolf after complaints that they were adapted from copied Wolf products!
SEP 18, 2011 - 10:10 AM
Hi Pat, Thanks, he's a bit of a short fellow, but seems to fit fine beside ofther figuers, so a wee worker . Cheers Al
SEP 19, 2011 - 06:33 AM
   

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