Alpine Miniatures
WW2 German Officer #2
1:35th Figure Set No. 35055
Review by Terry Ashley

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Figures painted by Jaume Ortiz Forns
This second figure in the German Officer set is also wearing a rubberised overcoat which which is held open with the Officer having both hands in his pockets exposing his tunic and trousers to go along with the casual pose of the first figure in the set.

The full body is cast as one piece with just the arms the now familiar two heads separate with just a bare minimum of cleanup required on the small casting blocks on the feet, heads and arm casting. When removing the casting block from the arms you will have to take care not to remove too much resin from the folds.

One head wears a field cap and other a forage cap as well as each having a cigarette in their mouth that adds to the casual air of the figure.

Detail on the uniform and coat is superb with very well defined fabric seams with items such as the pockets, collars are very well done as is the facial features and the two heads have natural expressions that will come up with painting. The texture on the folded overcoat is especially well done and will be enhanced with careful painting as the box top image shows which as always can be used as a painting guide.

Assembly was very straightforward without any trimming or other alterations required, most notably with the arms that fit very snugly into the shoulders for quick and easy assembly.

About the only issue being the bottom of the coat is cast solid and hollowing out the undersides of the coat could be an option but as the coat if full length this is not really noticeable on the final figure but will add that final touch.

As with previous figures I added a small “wire” pin to the neck to go into a hole drilled into the body to make fitting and swapping the heads easier but the head fit if you just want to glue the chosen head in place. This also allows the heads to be painted separate and easily attached later. A small tip if you do add the pin is to always drill the hole for the pin at right angles to the neck cut-off on both the torso and head as this will ensure the head sits correctly as intended when fitted together.

This figures continues the high standards from Alpine Miniatures with the casual pose and excellent rendering of the open overcoat making for another figure with good diorama potential. As the figure has no weapons it is very suited to the images of surrendering German troops seen at the end of the war and this adds to the versatility of the figure.

Highly recommended 9/10

Also see set #35054 WW2 German Officer #1 and combined set #35056 WW2 German Officer Set

The resin parts
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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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