German Soldier of WWII
Mfg. ID: ARM35107
has added another Wehrmacht subject to their growing series of 1/35 figures: ARM35107 German Soldier of WWII
. As this subject is an Unteroffizier with an MP40 Maschinenpistole, I refer to the model as Unteroffizier with MP40
This figure, with ARM35110 Guard Dogs, creates another set: ARM35106 German soldier with a dog of WWII.
Unteroffizier with MP40
This model is sculpted in a pose that imparts, to me, an alert soldier on patrol.
This model is packaged in the standard top flap-opening box that Armor 35 uses for their figures. Box art is the painted model superimposed over a sepia tone of a scene from the Soviet Union. Inside the box the model is packed in several small zip-locked baggies holding the parts.
Inside are nine gray resin parts on pour-blocks:
1. Body without arms
2. M35 Stahlhelm helmet
3. Right arm cradling an MP40
4. Two different left arms
5. M31 Feldflasche Canteen; Tragebusche fluted steel gasmask container; MP40 magazine pouch
6. Bayonet for the K98 bayonet
("sand traipser", like "Dogface" for American and "Tommy" for British soldiers) is sculpted by Anishchenko Dmitriy. The hefty body appears a bit pudgy. It is sharply detailed with deep folds on the Feldbluse
(Field Tunic) Model 1936 uniform, a 'bread bag,' and leather belt. He is not wearing his Y-strap equipment harness.
Casting is crisp. There is no flash nor seams or bubble pocks. What I first thought was excess resin from sloppy casting is actually attachment areas for the gear. Armor35 does a thoughtful job of sculpting their figures so that the gear impresses into the underlying clothing, unlike many plastic figures upon which modelers are forced to unrealistically stick a part onto.
detail includes Litzen
on the collars and the shoulder straps have waffenfarbe
piping. The Wehrmachtsadler
eagle is clearly seen. Plenty of buttons and cloth seams are sculpted, plus the belt buckle has good detail.
("Stubble hopper") has a well-sculpted face that looks stern and alert. Why two left arms? Armor35 also uses this figure in set ARM35106, German soldier with a dog of WWII
. One hand is relaxed while one grips something (a leash).
Detail of the MP40 is good but the barrel arrived broken off.
The canteen, gasmask container and magazine pouch are exceptional.
The helmet has a hefty pour stem that could complicate removal from the sprues. Careful - I broke mine!
assembly and painting instructions
None. Assembly should be easy although you must seek references for painting.
This is a classically posed figure. A soldier traveling by foot, not in battle yet alert.
Sculpting and casting are very good and detail is impressive. This was a very enjoyable model to paint. Recommended!
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