Alpine Miniatures
SS Panzer Recon Crew
1:35th Figure Set No. 35043
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Figures scupltered by Taesung Harmms
and painted by Calvin Tan

This second SS Panzer Recon Crewman in a standing pose with one arm raised wearing the early SS camouflage smock with grey-green trousers designed for armoured vehicle crews. The figure has the usual choice of two heads with excellent facial features and one wearing a Forage Cap and the other a Field Cap and is armed with a Walther P38 holster and stick grenade in his belt.

The full body is cast as one piece with just the heads and arms as separate parts with excellent uniform details including all the pockets, lapels and fabric seams in the right places plus nice laces on the smock front with the only issue being the handle of the stick grenade is a little long but you could easily shorten this for a better look.

There was virtually no cleanup needed apart from the usual small casting blocks to be removed but there was some minor casting seams between the lower legs which are easy to remove. Assembly is 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. This also allows the heads to be painted separate and easily attached later.

Another excellent figure from Alpine with the smock again allowing any of the different camouflage schemes such as plane tree, palm tree, oak leaf or pea to be added giving the choice of a different finish to the smock on figure 35042.

Highly recommended
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Views of the assembled figure
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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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