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Kriegsberichter (3)
Kriegsberichter (3) - German War Correspondant
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

introduction

After German War Correspondents - Kriegsberichter with Arriflex 35 cameras; B6-35100 and B6-35123, BRAVO-6 released a new Kreigsberichter B6-35125 with Leica in a standing pose with standard WW II German uniform.


review

Inside standard BRAVO-6 cardboard box, figure body and other parts are seperately inserted into two small transparent zip-lock bags.

Sculpted in 1/35 scale by Vladimir Demchenko in crisp and clean details; casting is nice with no mistakes, air bubbles or visible seamlines. A short cleanwork will be needed to remove the slightly visible seamline on the outer back of right leg.

Figure comes in 7 pieces as body, head, two arms, holster, camera and cover.

  • He wears German Army M36 field uniform which was the most commonly issued uniform in early years of the World War II. It was worn by all Heer units and some Waffen SS unit in early and mid-war battlefields. Uniform consists of Feldbluse - tunic in field gray with 5 front buttons, two breast and two waist patch pockets with scalloped flaps and pleats secured with metal buttons, dark bottle green shoulder boards and collar and Feldhose - trousers in stone gray with two slash, one rear and one wrist pockets. Trotters are tucked inside Marschstiefel - marching boots. Cloth folds on jacket and trosuers, details like BeVo woven breast eagle, collar tabs, pleated pockets, shoulder boards and metal buttons, baggy look of the trousers are well defined.

  • Facial details on eyes, ears,lips and hair are nicely sculpted and he has a M40 Feldmütze - Field sidecap on his head with well defined national cockade, eagle emblem and Waffenfarbe piping on the sides.

  • Arms are posed to hold the camera and shows nice cloth folds. Hollows on sleeves make the hands easier to fit and make a realistic look.

  • He has a semi-automatic Luger P08 Parabellum in Hardshell holster on the left back.

  • His camera is a German Leica - 35 mm rangefinder camera. Early Leica cameras bear the initials D.R.P., which stands for Deutsches Reichspatent, the name for German patents before May 1945. Both hands are cast on the camera and a wrist watch is sculpted on the left hand.

  • Front cover of Leica leather case is given as a seperate part.
    conclusion

    Another useful figure that can be used in World War II German dioramas especially nicely posed to take photos of German soldiers at rest.
  • SUMMARY
    Highs: Nice sculpt in crisp details, clean cast, easy to assembly with less parts. Uniform and Leica cam are well detailed.
    Lows: No lows on this one. Maybe a water slide cuff title would be a great addition.
    Verdict: Nice figure to display on WW II German scenes like he is taking photo of soldiers at rest.
    Percentage Rating
    96%
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: B6-35125
      PUBLISHED: Mar 06, 2018
      NATIONALITY: Germany
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.15%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.08%

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
    FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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