The second figure of this pair depicts a Waffen SS Panzer crewman wearing the second pattern reversible armour crew coverall with the large flapped thigh pocket. This reversible combination had green (spring) pattern on one side and Brown (autumn) on the other offering a choice of finishes with the pattern (Eichenlaubmuster) being in the more common “oakleaf” pattern.
The figures is cast in the usual light grey resin to a high standard with just small casting blocks to be removed and some very minor casting seams but no other blemishes were present.
The figure has the full body in one piece including the boots, sidearm holster and is posed to be sitting on a tank turret or fender with appropriate flat indentation for a natural ‘sit’. The arms and two alternate heads separate, one with black wool side cap and the other with a camouflaged field cap.
Details on the uniform are again crisply rendered with well defined pockets, lapels and belt with the fabric folds also well done including the fabric seams.
The anatomical features are nicely done on the hands and heads and the figure can be posed standing in a tank cupola or equally outside the vehicle.
Assembly is also very straightforward with the fit of the arms being spot on requiring no trimming or filler while the heads also fit neatly into the collar. As with previous figures I added a small “wire” pin to the neck to go into a hole drilled into the body but again this is a personal thing to make fitting and swapping the heads easy and not a reflection of the fit which is perfect if you just want to glue the chosen head in place.
Another excellent figure from Alpine that is simple in design and assembly but with well defined details that offers a nice choice of camouflage finish depending on your choice of sides. Some good references will come in handy to correctly depict the camouflage as this can determine the final look of the figure.
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