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Surrendering German Soldier
WWII German Soldier Prisoner
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

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WWII German Soldier Prisoner
Item: M43-006
Series: 1/43 WWII Figures
Scale: 1/43

WWII German Soldier Prisoner is a 1/43 (European O scale) late-war Wehrmacht soldier for whom the war is over. It is sharply cast by MK35 Editions with a detailed uniform and kit and has a separate head.

The Figure
Cast in a pastel lime resin the model is sealed in a zip-lock baggie. Casting is top-notch with no flash or air bubbles. Included is a paper 'box art' label and painting guide. The figure is cast complete except for the separate head, and features a base. All pieces share the same pour block. The figure and clothing are cast sharp and clear.

MK35 WWII military figures are 1/43, compatible with model railroad O scale in Britain and continental Europe. In 1/48 O scale this figure, posed tense and stiff backed, is 6 feet tall from boot bottom to eye level (38 mm). Thus this figure can be used with 1/48 models so long as the modeler is happy with the ratio of common equipment such as the hat and personal kit.

This Landser is sculpted in a focused pose, hands up. He is clothed in high boots, the thigh-length four-pocket M1943 tunic and M1943 Einheitsmütze cap, standard belt with 'Y'-strap shoulder braces, pair of triple cartridge pouches, 84/98 bayonet, Brotbeutel 'bread bag', 'second-type' entrenching tool, and M31 Feldflasche Canteen. The belt buckle is prominent but void of detail. 'D' rings, buttons and buckles, frogs, straps and other belt detail is clearly reproduced. However, aside from the shoulder straps, no uniform insignia was sculpted. While the equipment and details are well done, it seems a little over-scale.

Facial detail is full with cheeks, nose, lips, eye sockets clearly sculpted so well that the exhausted and resigned expression is clear.

Humbrol paint is the sole hobby brand referenced. MK35 presents a special painting idea by including the mixing of special effects using Winsor & Newton oils. Unlike another 1/43 figure they did not include a mix for the flesh tones.

This figure is one of several models in a series of WWII soldiers. He is nicely cast in a convincing pose and laden down with gear.

The body looks properly proportioned.

I appreciate this model and look forward to painting and displaying it, and recommend it.
Highs: Nicely cast in a convincing pose and laden down with gear. The body looks properly proportioned.
Lows: While equipment and details are well done, they seem a little over-scale.
Verdict: This is a nicely sculpted and cast model that I look forward to painting and displaying.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: O Scale (E
  Mfg. ID: M43-006
  Suggested Retail: $9.00 ( 6.50€ )
  Related Link: 1/43 WWII Figures
  PUBLISHED: Jul 14, 2013

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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I just added photos of the completed figure and changed the review to BUILT. Enjoy!
JUL 14, 2013 - 08:01 AM
Very nice paint work!
JUL 14, 2013 - 08:05 AM
Nice! I'd like to see the same in 1/35... We see more US/Allied POW figures than we do German ones. What about all of those hundreds of thousands of German POWs that we see in US/Allied & Soviet film clips..?
JAN 31, 2015 - 06:14 PM
There are these: LINK from Stalingrad figures, and both Dragon (surrendering Georgian Legion troops), and MB make surrendering Germans. Probably lots more I can't think of!
JAN 31, 2015 - 10:16 PM
NICE!!! That set of German "Kriegies" are definitely on my "HIT LIST". I normally don't do dios, but this STALINGRAD figure set is irresistible. Filing past US MPs with a Jeep and a couple of Harley WLA-45s, maybe?
FEB 09, 2015 - 11:13 AM

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