ARM: Review - DML 1/35 scale DAK Panzer and Artillery Crews

Kit Review: Dragon Models Limited 1/35 scale =9139-=9145 Series Kit No.
6693; DAK Panzer & Artillery Crew Libya 1941; 144 parts (136 in grey
styrene, 8 etched brass); pre-order price US$14.95 via Dragon USA
Online
Advantages: paired subjects more suitable to dioramas and vignettes
Disadvantages: nothing major noted
Rating: Highly Recommended
Recommendation: for all Afrika Korps fans
After a long string of four individual figures in a set, DML has now
changed a bit and offers two two-figure pairs in one box. This is a
bit better in some respects, as they are more useful in placing them
in either dioramas or vignettes as well as setting off an individual
model.
The figures comprise two figures in overcoats sharing a mess tin of
soup and an officer in the long sleeve/long pants uniform giving
instructions to an NCO. The figures are nicely animated and well
sculpted.
Each figure consists of the basic six parts (head, torso, legs and
arms) but the two in overcoats each have a separate two-piece skirt to
the coat. Generic kit and weapons are included, and specific kit
includes sand goggles a headset for the panzer NCO.
The artwork is by Ron Volstad but for some reason DML has cheapened
up the directions and gone to the =93stick here=94 photos common in most
of their sets vice the painting directions Ron has done for them in
the past.
Overall this is a nicely done set and with the continuing popularity
of the Afrika Korps mystique it should be well received.
Thanks to Freddie Leung for the review sample.
Cookie Sewell
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