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German Motorcyclists WWII, (Set V)
JPTRR
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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 09:57 AM UTC
German Motorcyclists WWII, (Set V), kit 35131 is a new 1/35 resin set of three German Kradschützen (motorcycle troops) by Armor35.

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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 06:49 PM UTC
Hmm, not so much my cup of tea, but the subject is interesting for sure! Thanks for the heads up Frederick!!

There are a few slightly odd parts IMHO....like the side-car guy's helmet....looks a tad WW1ish, but maybe that's the angle of the photo!! And then his Schmeisser....it looks very thin and brittle..!

Moreover, I would have seen the officer in the sidecar....and buttoned-up officers like him don't carry handgrenades, but that's just my opinion!!

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Romain

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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 09:13 PM UTC
The driver's expression says it all!

There's got to be a PK photographer lurking around somewhere...
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Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 10:06 AM UTC
Curious about the issue raised of the soft officer's hat having a "chin strap" Never saw an example of that.
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 04:50 AM UTC

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Curious about the issue raised of the soft officer's hat having a "chin strap" Never saw an example of that.



I have a photos of some general wearing the Peaked cap (Schirmmütze) with the strap down but can't find it. The silver bullion braid around the top could be used as a chin strap; NCOs had a regular leather band on their's; an officers' "old style" pre-1934 field cap ("crusher cap") did not have the strap but many officers found and installed one.
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 06:36 AM UTC

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Curious about the issue raised of the soft officer's hat having a "chin strap" Never saw an example of that.



I have a photos of some general wearing the Peaked cap (Schirmmütze) with the strap down but can't find it. The silver bullion braid around the top could be used as a chin strap; NCOs had a regular leather band on their's; an officers' "old style" pre-1934 field cap ("crusher cap") did not have the strap but many officers found and installed one.



Even to this day officers' wheel hats still have chin straps--they just don't get used much. What I do find unusual is that he's wearing a wheel hat at all. Surely he would have had a helmet on when riding on a motorcycle (as seen in the photo). I agree with Romain's observation the officer would have most likely been riding in the sidecar, but perhaps he gets a better view up there.

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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 11:43 PM UTC
These will be fun figures to paint! I hope to start them before Christmas.