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In-Box Review
54mm
Red Army's officer 1941-43

by: Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma

Introduction


The Russian brand ANT Miniatures is a pretty moving company, releasing many miniatures , and having as main field of thematology Russian subjects. For me it was the first touch with Ant miniatures and I am putting under scope the N 54-03 Red Army’s Officer 1941-1943

Must be the only figure in 54 mm that is in one piece casting !!
Sculpted by N. Gordeev. Boxart Painted by A. Zynovieva.



The kit



A dark blue hard paper box with foam protection holds safely all 2 white metal pieces of the figure. (1 for figure and one for the base

Included also are 2 colored pictures of the painted boxart. The miniature depicts a Russian Army officer 1941-43 , with one hand raised holding a pistol , and calling his comrades to follow .
There is also a small base with some dirt texture


Pieces:



  • The whole figure

  • small elliptical base


    Quality and Detail


    The figure is not what you would call a high class figure. And for me this comes from not accurate and defined sculpting in some points and most in the face that I think it would surely need some more work. The pose is not that bad , and the figure is on the larger side of the 54mm figure sizes.


    Material - metal – is good enough, the surface will need some good polishing and work with the steel wool, to be shiny and ready for priming. There are not molding lines and cleaning is almost not needed

    Just to improve what u get, u will just to need a soft touch with fine wire wool, to polish the metal. Then some washing in bath with a mild detergent – water mix to make it as clean as it gets before priming.



    Painting


    The figure is an easy one to paint since mainly 2 colors will be needed one for pants and one for the shirt. Details are to be painted very easily , due to the “open” pose of the figure.
    With some good paintwork the figure can be improved and used in a vigniette or diorama. As a stand alone figure I am not that sure if it will be an eyecatcher



    Conclusion – Final Verdict


    Its the first touch with Ant and since this is one of the older figures the brand releases , being honest, is not that good figure, but I will have to see some of the newest releases . It’s a medium quality figure with no big problems, but nothing special . If you paint it good it will “stand”


    Special Thanks to Victor of Ant Miniatures for the review sample
    Stay tuned for more Ant Miniatures figures reviews soon.
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    SUMMARY
    Ant Miniatures from Russia is a Company , with interesting range of figures. Here we check a Russian officer of WWII
      QUALITY - DETAIL:70%
      PACKING - INFO:80%
      POSE - THEME:70%
    Percentage Rating
    70%
      Scale: 54mm
      Mfg. ID: 54-03
      Suggested Retail: USD: 24.76
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      PUBLISHED: Dec 08, 2005
      NATIONALITY: Russia
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 88.76%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.79%

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    This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.

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    About Costas Rodopoulos (Major_Goose)
    FROM: KIKLADHES, GREECE / Ελλάδα

    I started modelling 27 years ago with some 1/72 planes and military vehicles. Soon the diorama bug got into me and with Sheperd Paynes books I dug in. I loved to build dioramas and military vehicles till the Vietnam Era. I don't like modern stuff so much. 4 years ago I had a crush on figure painti...

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