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DML Hunting the Partisans 1943
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 04:02 PM UTC
Andrzej Snigorski reviews Dragon Models 1/35 figure kit showing German and Italian soldiers fighting Yugoslavian Partisans in 1943.

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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 03:25 PM UTC
Thanks for your review. I would have liked to have seen at least one figure assembled and a few comments on assemble and quality of fit included though.
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 03:59 PM UTC
Andrzej may do a build of these figures at some time, which would then be linked from the review. Don't get me wrong...it would be nice to see these built to check the assembly and fit, the same as it would be beneficial to see the AFV kits reviewed as build logs.....but as an In-Box I have enough info to go off of between the text and photos.
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 04:08 PM UTC
Hi James,

Agreed - sorry, had to hit submit before I could add the fluffy bits

For an In-box review it's fine (I didn't say the review was not useful), but personally I'd like to know more about the fit of the figures, as I like the poses, particularly that of the gun crew.

As I said before, thanks for the review Andrzej.

RR
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 08:47 PM UTC
Thanks for comment Rudi,
I'll remember to check at least one figure for fit/function characteristics in future reviews.
Usualy I don't glue whole figure before painting (it depends on figure but i.e. I like to paint head separately if possible) but it's not necessary to check if parts have good dry fit.
Thanks for a hint!

Andrzej
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 09:10 PM UTC

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Usualy I don't glue whole figure before painting (it depends on figure but i.e. I like to paint head separately if possible) but it's not necessary to check if parts have good dry fit.
Thanks for a hint!



You're welcome, Andrzej. You don't need to glue the figure together though, even putting it together with poster tack/putty (like BlueTac) will give you and the reader a good idea of fit.

Rudi
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 01:01 AM UTC
great review Mate!
good detail, and good depth, Thanks
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 01:04 AM UTC
Just a minor point - there is no such range as 'Gen 1' all of THESE figure releases are DML's 39-45 series.
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 02:12 AM UTC

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Hi James,

Agreed - sorry, had to hit submit before I could add the fluffy bits

For an In-box review it's fine (I didn't say the review was not useful), but personally I'd like to know more about the fit of the figures, as I like the poses, particularly that of the gun crew.

As I said before, thanks for the review Andrzej.

RR



Im with you here, Rudi! I think that putting them together would make a real difference. Perhaps also identifying the timeline the figures are suitable for would be of use as well?

Cheers
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 09:48 AM UTC
Gen1? My mistake...I know absolutely nothing about figures.....corrected.

As far as the timeline....the kit is geared towards 1943, and the historical background should give a bit more info on when these can be used.
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 10:14 AM UTC

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Gen1? My mistake...I know absolutely nothing about figures.....corrected.

As far as the timeline....the kit is geared towards 1943, and the historical background should give a bit more info on when these can be used.



My mistake as well... but if you say one 2 you should say 1 as well (or something like that) .
The title suggests '43 so you can safely use this one for depicting '43-45 (at least for Germans).

@ James, did you really read my Historical Background part? I thought noone will and I was writing it just to kill time at work... Just kiddin'

Thank you for comments guys!

A
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:01 AM UTC
Nice review mate. I will be geting this set now.
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 03:37 PM UTC
The Bersaglieri Regiment was an elite Italian infantry regiment; "marksman" is not really a good english translation of the term. They were theoretically intended to be the top infantry regiment in the Italian Army, something akin to the Ranger regiment in the US Army, but the concept became very politicized as with the rest of the Italian Royal Army (Regio Escercito).

The feathers and red flashes on the jacket lapels are insignia worn by Bersaglieri troopers.