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Eastern Front Tank Hunters 2nd Gen
DesertRat
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 10:37 PM UTC
Hi,


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The figure on the box art is wearing a Volkssturm armband. I still think a selection of decals for it would have been nice!



The "political correctness" has led to a number of Dragon box arts being inaccurate by the deliberate omission of specific insignia, or to some odd denominations in their labels.

This is not the case with this box (assuming political correctness has something to do with the selection of the armband, which is merely my conjecture). The Volkssturm armband it is not incorrect; it is just not the most habitual armband for HJ members to wear (for the figure wears HJ uniform), judging from wartime images.

Of course the addition of alternative decals would be a bonus, whatever the case! ;-)

Daniel



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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 10:00 PM UTC
The figure on the box art is wearing a Volkssturm armband. (But I know what you mean!) I still think a selection of decals for it would have been nice! :-)

Vinnie
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 04:38 PM UTC
Hello,

After reading the review, I just would like to make clear that the figure with the Volkssturm armband is a Hitler Youth combat unit's member. He wears that organization's M37 blue/black winter uniform.

It is perfectly adequate to paint the armband as a HJ one - and it is easier to do that the Volkssturm one, BTW. In fact, the HJ armband was more prevalent, although technically, not being members of the Army, HJ fighters should wear the other one. In period photos you can even seen both worn together, the Volkssturm's armband on the HJ's.

I would guess the choice of armband for the figure has more to do with political correctness than with representativity - because the HJ armband has a swastika on it, and any kind of overt (that is, easily recognizable)nazi insignia or reference is carefully avoided in Dragon's box arts.

This figure could also be converted to an Army soldier in the '44 uniform.

HTH,

Daniel
Simon
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 10:51 AM UTC
Hi there

Thanks for the review. They'll definately fit any dio - urban or "out in the wild".
I never thought that their earlier set "German Tank Killers" (I think thats the name) were that good, but this set seems to surpass the old.

Cheers

Simon
AndyD
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 05:47 PM UTC
That H.J Figure is going to grace a 1000+ Berlin 1945 dios :-)
Look like a very nice set and i hope to see more of these action orientated sculpts in the future (I'm so over standing, pointing german with bino's - but I'll resist going there)
Henk
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 05:11 PM UTC
No sooner is the decision made not to buy any more new kits (yeah, right...) than this comes along... . A most usefull set indeed. And not only limited to the Eastern Front either, these will go just as well into a NWE theatre dio.

Thanks Vinnie,

Henk
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 04:22 PM UTC
Here''s a close look at the latest 2nd Generation figure set from Dragon, and I can see a lot of these figures appearing in various diorama''s over the next 12 months!

Dragon: 2nd Generation - Eastern Front Tank Hunters



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