ARM: Review - DML 1/35 scale German Winter Combatants 1943-1945

Kit Review: Dragon Models Limited 1/35 scale =9139-=9145 Series Kit No. 670=
4; German Winter Combatants 1943-1945; 157 parts in grey styrene; pre-order=
price US$16.95 via Dragon USA Online
Advantages: four more single figures for display with a vehicle or separate=
Disadvantages: no cohesive relationship among these figures
Rating: Highly Recommended
Recommendation: for German armor fans
The latest entry in the =93four figures in a box=94 sets from DML are four=
figures in late war winter uniforms. These include a gebirgsjaeger in whit=
e parka with skis and a Kar 98 carbine; an MG42 gunner in regular winter pa=
rka; a solder in overcoat with Gewehr 43 rifle; and a camouflaged Panzersch=
rek gunner with Soviet-style furashka fur cap. All poses are static.=20
The base of each figure is the normal six parts (head, torso, arms and leg=
s) but most of them also have extra parts for the collar and neck area (sca=
rves) and the skirts of the coats or parkas. No photo-etched parts are prov=
ided so the modeler must come up with slings or in the case of the skis the=
binding straps and runaway straps for the ski poles.=20
Artwork is by an artist named Andrew and is similar to the popular Volstad=
style. Directions are the usual =93stick here and paint like the box art=
=94 type.=20
Overall this is a handy set for anyone doing a winter vehicle and wanting =
a figure to set it off.=20
Thanks to Freddie Leung for the review sample.=20
Cookie Sewell
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