Alpine Miniatures
WW2 German Infantry Kursk
1/35th Figure Set No. 35008
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Images courtesy Alpine Miniature with figure painted by Jaume Ortiz Forns

This figure has a nice action pose and represents an Infantyman in action taking aim at an unseen target.

The figure has eight parts cast in a light gray resin which are blemish free with just the usual casting blocks to be removed although there are also some mould seam lines to be removed as a consequence of the body and legs being cast in one piece. The resin used is of a "softish" type and is easy to work with when removing the blocks and seam lines but still hard enough to incorporate the excellent crisp details.

The figure has the full body, legs and boots in the casting with separate arms, heads and personal gear.
The Kar98 is also a separate part with the right hand included which fits into the hollowed out sleeve and this allows a very good "sit" of the weapon when the figure is assembled. There are two alternate heads included in the set, one wearing the normal helmet and the other with a camouflage cover on the helmet, my sample had two heads the same but this should be okay in other sets, the face has an indentation in the cheek to rest against the rifle which again adds to the nice natural feel of the figure.

Details on the uniform is again excellent with some of his equipment cast in place such as the ammo pouches, and shovel in the belt while the water bottle and gas mask canister are separate parts which allows for good detail definition on these as they tend to stand out more than other items and all that is needed is to add a sling to the rifle.

Highly recommended
The resin parts
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Two views of the assembled figure showing the natural feel of the pose
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See the Alpine Miniatures web site for ordering details and thanks to Taesung from Alpine Miniatures for the review sample.

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