from Poland, owned by talented sculptor Radek Pituch
, keeps releasing high quality and nice posed World War II German figures. One of the latest releases of the company is RDM-35012 After The Battle
is a two-figure kit including two static posed Waffen SS Panzer Grenadiere figures in winter 1944-1945. The figures of the kit are sold as single figures too; RDM-35010
Kit comes in a sqaure shaped clear acetate box labeled with a color photo of the painted figures in front and a warning sticker on the back. Both figures are inserted into seperate zip-lock bags and small parts are double secured with smaller ones.
Figures are sculpted in 1/35 scale and cast very clean in medium gray resin with sharp details. Casting blocks are marked in kit numbers to make assembly easier. No mistakes, deformations or visible seamlines on the figures. No need for a cleanwork, just remove casting blocks, prime and paint.
FIGURE 1 - RDM35010 W-SS Panzergrenadier with G43 rifle
Sculpted on a standing pose with hands on his side pockets; figure comes in 8 parts;
Body ; Over his uniform, he wears a fur inside coverall/ jumpsuit with two breast pockets. Cloth folds and wrinkles, front fly with 6 big buttons, single buttoned flap covers of pockets, elastic cuffs, baggy look of trousers, fur textile and scarf on the neck are all well defined. As for the footgear, he has ankle high leather Boots.
His webbing and some parts of field gear are cast on the figure in crisp details. He carries a black leather Belt and leather Y-Straps. He has an unusual ammo pouch combination. Double canvas G43 ammo pouch on the right side and triple Kar98 ammo pouch on the left side. He has a M24 Stick Grenade inserted to his belt and two M39 Egg Grenades attached to Kar98 pouch. Breadbag is cast on the right back of the figure.
Head; Sculpted in nice facial features, two alternative heads are given. One with M42 Steel Helmet and another with Helmet with camo cover. Chinstraps, vent holes and flared out edges are well defined.
Bayonet in Scabbard
Oak leaf Mittens will be attached under the side pockets.
Figure carries a semi-automatic rifle - Walther Gewehr 43.
FIGURE 2 - RDM35011 W-SS Panzergrenadier with StG44 rifle
Posed as standing; figure comes in 8 parts;
Body; He wears M36 Field trousers, ankle high leather boots and canvas Gaiters with leather straps. Over his uniform, he has a reversible Reversible parka w/hood painted in Oak Leaf Fall pattern camouflage on the boxart. Neck part of Roll neck jumper, details of the parka like front buttons, laces of hood, waist string and cloth folds are well defined. Officers belt, Y-straps, strap of the gasmask case, breadbag on the back and triple canvas StG44/MP44 Ammo pouchs are sculpted on the figure.
As the first figure, two heads with helmet and helmet with camo cover are given.
Gas mask case
Right arm is posed probably to hold a cigarette and shows nice cloth folds.
He carries an selective fire rifle - StG.44. Details of the rifle are well defined and left hand is cast on the forestock.
Rado Miniatures seems to increase his high level on every new release. Poses are natural, uniforms and gear are adequate for the period. Sculpting is great in nice details, casting is flawless with no mistakes, parts fit is perfect. The poses of figures fit well to each other, so they can be displayed alone or together in many different scenes. They can be used as painted in different camo patterns for different periods of war.