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Frozen German Tanker
Frozen German Tanker wearing Telogreika
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

introduction

Besides the highly appreciated Vietnam US Infantry figures representing characters of the movie-Platoon, BRAVO-6 has some Russian and German figures from World War II.

B6-35102 represents a wounded German Tanker freezing in the cold winter of Russia.

box

The figure comes in standard BRAVO-6 light brown cardboard box with a photo of the painted figure. The website and e-mail address are noted on the back side of the box.

The figure is inserted in a transparent zip-lock bag to avoid any damage during transport.

figure

The figure is sculpted by Russian sculptor and owner of BRAVO-6 Vladimir Demchenko and cast as one-piece in medium grey resin. Note that the photos on this review show the figures’ color different due to the artificial lighting.

Casting is very clean with crisp details, no need for any cleanwork. All you need is to cut the resin block under the feet.

The facial details of the figure are very nice sculpted. He carries a bandage rolled on his head showing he got wounded during the battle. Over the bandage, he wears a Feldmütze, enlisted men fold-up cap of German Infantry and Panzer Troops which looks like US overseas cap. The national emblem-eagle and swastika, cockade in national colors and reverse chevron piping showing the soldier’s branch - Waffenfarbe (rose pink in this figure representing Panzer Units) are well defined on the headgear. A scarf or foulard showing nice details is tied on his neck.

He shows a freezing /trying to warm pose with crossed arms across his chest. He wears a worn Telogreika, Russian Army quilted winter jacket which means body warmer. The padded texture, side pockets, back belt and rips ofthe jacket are well defined. Wearing this Russian jacket, the figure can be displayed as a POW or a German tanker with a battle booty.

He wears black wool Panzer field trousers having two front slashed pockets with forward folding flaps and leather boots. Folds on the trousers and boots and rip on the left knee are well represented.

conclusion

Very nice sculpt and high quality cast. Different subject as a German tanker with Russian clothing which can be used in different scenes. No assembly and no need for a cleanwork.

Highly Recommended
SUMMARY
Highs: Different subject, nice sculpt, high quality cast in one piece which needs no assembly or cleanwork.
Lows: No lows for the figure himself but a complemantary piece like a roadsign/warning sign or two ammo crates for 75 or 88 mm shells would be great to display him alone.
Verdict: Highly recommended for all World War II figure painters.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: B6-35102
  Suggested Retail: ~18 USD
  PUBLISHED: Mar 26, 2009
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.07%

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About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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Comments

Thanks for the review, Engin An interesting figure, which I'll definitely have to pick up. The one piece casting should make assembly easy LOL! Actually, I see the one piece casting as a bit of a negative (for me personally) as I prefer heads to be supplied separately - having a head attached makes replacing the head just that little bit more difficult. Thanks again Bro Rudi
MAR 26, 2009 - 09:30 AM
   

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