11 years ago
6654; Ghost Division Tank Crew Blitzkrieg 1940 - Gen 2 Gear; 114 parts
(106 in grey styrene, 8 etched brass); price US$12.95 via DragonUSA
Advantages: four more nice single figures for use with models; nice
selection of casual poses
Disadvantages: not a =93set=94
Rating: Highly Recommended
Recommendation: for early war German fans
The latest set of =93vignette=94 figures from DML are four early war
German soldiers from the 11th Panzer or =93Ghost=94 Division, which was
one of the better known units from the early war campaign in France.
Advertised as produced for the 70th Anniversary of the 1940
Blitzkrieg, this new set follows recent DML format and is more along
the line of four individual standing figures. Two of them, a wounded
tanker and an officer with a pistol, can be posed together as shown in
the Ron Volstad artwork.
Three of the figures are panzer crewmen in the early war uniforms
with the floppy berets. One is wearing a headset cocked up to hold
conversation with anyone outside the tank, and the other two are the
wounded man in a beret and officer with pistol and sidecap. The fourth
figure is an infantryman with rifle shouldered; the box art again
shows them both smoking cigarettes.
Each figure is typical DML in that it consists of six parts =96 head,
torso, arms and legs. The main sprue includes their headgear, headset
cups, and even cigarettes for the two smokers.
One of the generic =93Gen2" kit sprues is provided with all of the
usual accessories, albeit only the infantryman needs them. Weapons are
the one-piece =93Gen 1" type but without etched brass slings provided
for them. (All it is for is the headband for the headset wearer.)
It should be noted that DML Kit No. 6631S is a special edition of
their new Pzkw. III Ausf. E kit and includes this figure set with it
for US$52.95 via DragonUSA Online.
Overall it is a nice set and again provides up to four single figures
for use with models on bases.
Thanks to Freddie Leung for the review sample.