This figure represents and early war tank crewman wearing the typical tankers uniform of the time with the usual two alternate heads provided. One is wearing and Officer's cap while the other has the large beret of the early panzer crews.
The figure is cast in the usual light gray resin with just the casting blocks and some minor casting seams on the lower legs to be removed.
The full body is in one piece with the arms and heads separate which results in the minor casting seams on the insides of the lower legs but makes assembly easier.
Details on the uniform are excellent with well defined fabric folds and features such as fabric seams, pockets and very well defined pair of binoculars included in the casting. The anatomical features are also well done with excellent facial features and animated hands.
The fit of the arms to the body is excellent without any filling required although some very minor trimming was required on one shoulder to smooth out the join. To make fitting and changing the heads easier I add a small wire pin to the neck and drill as corresponding hole in the body to make fitting easy. This is a personal thing with the fit of the head to the body being very good if you just glue this in place after choosing your preferred head.
Another excellent figure from Alpine Miniatures with well defined details and precise fit of parts in an animated pose that could fit into various diorama themes. The figure can be used in conjunction with figure 35027 to form a combined tank crew.
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