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German in Snow camo
Eastern Front German soldier in Snow camo
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

Introduction

Mantis Miniatures from Poland is well known for their 1/35 scale figures. They have a variety including World War I, II and modern soldiers, civilians and pin-up girls. Majority of these high quality figures is WW II Germans.
Inspired by realtime photos, company added two Eastern front German soldiers in heavy clothing to their product range. The figures have a very good match to display together on a winter scene and available as a combo kit 35124. After formerly reviewed 35123 - German in Sheepskin coat, second figure 35122 - German in Snow camo depicts a soldier in rare clothing on a pointing pose.


Review

Inside company’s standard box labeled with a photo of the figure painted by Artur Miniszewski , parts are inserted into a transparent zip-lock bag.
Figure is sculpted by Nino Pizzichemi in 1/35 scale and cast in medium grey resin. It comes in 2 pieces ; full body and right arm. Parts are very clean that no cleanwork will be needed. Just remove casting blocks and paint.
  • He wears German standard uniform jacket M36 Field tunic, snow camo trousers and long boots. Over the uniform, he has snow parka - M41 Schneetarnjacke, originally a Gebirgsjager issue but became apparent at all branches of Wehrmacht. It was an extremely wide, open-front jacket which could fit over the heaviest clothing. Besides cloth folds and wrinkles, details of the jacket like front buttons, slash pockets on sides, wide sleeves with no cuffs and big hood without drawstring are all very well sculpted.
  • Facial details are clean and crisp. He wears a Toque, tubular head scarf worn as a neck warmer or pulled up under the helmet.
  • Right arm shows a pointing pose and makes a nice fit to the shoulder. He wears Woolen gloves and knit texture is well defined.
    Conclusion

    Figure is nicely sculpted in a great likeness to the soldier on the reference photo. Casting is very clean. Assembly will be speedy with only two parts and no cleanwork. It can make a great scene with German with sheepskin clothing or can be a part of any Eastern Front diorama or vignette.

    Highly Recommended.
  • SUMMARY
    Highs: Very nice sculpt in crisp details, flawless cast with no need for cleanwork, easy to assembly with 2 parts and good fit.
    Lows: No lows for this product.
    Verdict: Highly recommended
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: 35122
      PUBLISHED: Apr 03, 2019
      NATIONALITY: Germany
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.00%

    Our Thanks to Mantis Miniatures!
    This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
    FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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    Comments

    Very nice. And no binoculars.
    APR 04, 2019 - 11:51 AM
    But he does appear to be pointing.
    APR 04, 2019 - 11:58 AM
    But he does appear to be pointing.[/quote] That's his finger gun!
    APR 05, 2019 - 02:18 AM
    Hello, Everyone! JFEI, (Just For Everyones' Information), this particular Figure can also be painted representing the "Einheits Schlafanzug" M.1938, ("Standard Pajamas"), in Baby Pink, or in the M.1943 "Himmelfahrtskommando-SS" three-color "cammies", in Baby Pink, Baby Yellow, and Baby Blue. Optional Bunny Ears, ("Hasenohren", M.1939), can be purchased separately from the same maker...
    APR 08, 2019 - 07:44 PM
    But he does appear to be pointing.[/quote] That's his finger gun! [/quote] Looks like he's pushing an elevator button. "Where ist die elevator?" "Werner, we're in the middle of a snowstorm on the Russian Front!" "I think the cold has finally gotten to him-"
    APR 09, 2019 - 01:42 AM
       

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