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Russian Female Hilfswillige
Graywolf
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Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 05:41 AM UTC
Another interesting Aurora Model complementary figure for DML German Signal Troops set.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 06:59 AM UTC
Engin,
Thanks for the review this line looks very interesting and has lots of potetnial. IMO though, this figure looks larger than the Dragon figure it's posed with and is supposed to be paired with; it could just be the photo.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 10:37 AM UTC
Hi Engin,

Thanks for the review.

A couple of questions: out of curiosity, how many Russian women were actually used in the HiWi? From what I heard the Germans were raping and killing women all the time as they advanced into Russia (the Russians later reciprocated ).

With regards to the 47mm measurement, is that her height as she leans forward? Or an estimated measurement were she to stand upright?

I like the figure's face and pose, but she's definitely got a very anime look - understandable given the sculptor's background and preference for the anime look (his own words).

Thanks again for the review bro

Rudi
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 10:32 AM UTC
Matthew-it can be the angle of the photoThe figure didn't look overscale to me when checking the parts but I will check it with a DML figure again and will give an exact answer.
Rudi- I do't have a detailed knowledge about the exact number of female Russian hilfswillige but as Germans needed more manpower, they accepted more auxiliaries on Wehrmacht for logistic support and also fighter units. German 6th army in Stalingrad German Sixth Army at Stalingrad had 25% hiwis ,more than that 71st and 76th Infantry had parity between German and hiwi manpower.
I will give the exact measurements asap.
I agree about the anime look of Aurora figures but I think the look of these figures are not disturbing and very good for 1:35 military lady figures. As I check them closer,I can say the figures are not like the ones in Pokemon or YuGiOh they are absolutely suitable for WW 2 dios.
keep safe all