3D scanning is a process of analyzing a real-world object or person, collecting data on its shape and constructing a digital 3D model. The digital model is then scaled and, using rapid prototyping, transferred into the physical world in a form of a resin miniature. Can the scale figure get any more authentic than that?


Assault Models is a well-known name in the military figure business. By utilizing 3D scanning technology, the company produces extremely realistic resin miniatures. This review covers the latest 1/35 scale offering from the company: German Infantryman, 1941 (35030).

The figure comes packed in a hard plastic box featuring an image of assembled and unpainted figure. Inside the box is a zip-lock bag with figure parts cast in grey resin.

The kit consists of 9 pieces:

- head,

- body (torso and legs),

- left arm,

- right arm,

- weapon with right hand,

- equipment pieces (4x).

The resin looks really good and, upon closer inspection, I found no casting defects, no air-bubbles or seam lines. There is some thin flash residue, which I removed using the back of my Olfa blade. The details are well defined and nicely delivered in scale.

The carrier blocks are large, but are easy to remove. I used a pair of side cutters and a sharp blade, together with some fine grit sandpaper, making sure not to damage any details in the process. The fit of the parts is fantastic and I had no problems during the figure assembly. There are no gaps between pieces, but I did do some minimal putty work using Magic Sculp just to make sure everything’s perfect.

The finished figure looks great, with a very realistic relaxed standing posture. Although some might find it boring, I like the pose very much and I feel it offers many possibilities both displayed as a standalone figure and in vignettes. The figure depicts German infantryman from WW2 wearing the early war garb and gear, with the Kar98 in his hand. The details on the uniform and equipment are well defined and, as far as I can tell, authentic to the 1941 period. The best part of the figure for me are the realistic folds on the uniform and boots, as well as a slight sag to the equipment, which conveys the weight of these pieces well.


German Infantryman, 1941 (35030) from Assault Models is a great figure kit. Developed using 3D scanning technology, perfectly transferred to resin and with loads of details all around, the figure is easy to build and offers a level of realism that cannot be matched by the most talented figure sculptors today.

Highly recommended.


A big thank you to Pavel from Assault Models for this review sample.




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