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Corsar Rex: Finnish Soldier 35102
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:29 PM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at assembles a Finnish Soldier CR-35102 from Corsar Rex in 1/35th scale.

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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 12:38 PM UTC
Well, let me guess...another Finish Waffen-SS soldier! While new figures are always appreciated (especially if they're in useful poses!) the fact that these are identified as Finnish sort of makes them early to mid-war, right? I'd rather think of them as universal W-SS figures in interesting poses.
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 03:19 AM UTC
Two of the figures from the four have shield detail on the wrist and that is what would identify them as Finnish troops, but it could also be altered to show other SS units. by removing that shield I believe they could represent standard SS troops.
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 06:31 AM UTC
Just so Darren. The Finnish SS seem to have retained the SS runes as collar patches. Modellers who are interested in the Finnish SS units are recommended to try and obtain a copy of Olli Wikberg's "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue!".
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 03:48 PM UTC
Just for historical perspective: my uncle was in Wiking and he once told me how much he and his fellow soldiers valued the Finns for their impressive capabilities, comradeship and courage under fire in the face of insurmountable odds. He also said that the Division as a whole felt their loss when they were (largely) withdrawn by the Finnish government as part of their agreement with the Soviets.