Mirage Hobby
After the Battle
SS Officer, Caen 1944

200mm (1/9th) Figure Set No. 522 90005

Mirage Hobby This figure in large 200mm scale is of a German SS-Ustuf. squad leader and wears a non standard uniform of regulation tunic and cam trousers with a full length rubberised "Schützmantel" (protective coat) originally only issued to motorcycle troops but much sought after by SS and Army Officers alike.

The set consists of 20 pieces cast in a cream resin and only requires the removal of the casting blocks and some resin film before assembly. The upper body has the coat included and has a thickish resin film included in the coat gaps front and rear (removed from parts images below) but this is easily removed and there is a small base to stand the figure on when completed.

The legs with separate boots are then inserted from below and there are separate arms, hands, head and helmet (with goggles) as well as the MP40 carried all with crisp and well defined details included. The face has very nice features included which will come up well with careful painting.

The upper body has very nice tunic details with well defined collars raised from the tunic as well as two MP40 ammo pouches included and two stick grenades in the left pocket with just the ends of the sticks protruding for what is an impressive piece of casting.
The details on the coat are also excellent with side seams and a well defined loose belt and upper flap details on the back.
Care is needed when removing the casting blocks which are located at the top of the casting as these are on the relatively thin raised collar of the coat and this can be easily damaged during the removal process.

The MP40 has multiple parts such as the separate barrel, magazine and shoulder stock but you will have to supply the weapon strap yourself as this is not included.

There are no instructions included apart from the box top colour photo of the figure but there shouldn't be any problems assembling the kit as the location of most parts is self explanatory.

In all a simple yet attractive figure with the unusual uniform combination a nice variation from the usual regulation gear worn.

Highly Recommended

Mirage Hobby
Mirage Hobby

Mirage Hobby figures are distributed in Australia by J.B Wholesalers:
See the Mirage Hobby Website for info on other figures in the range
as well as their 1/35 Vehicle range.

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