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Sd.Kfz. 171
Panther Ausf. D

DML/Dragon

 

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Stock No. DML 1/35 Scale 39-45 Series Kit No. 6161; Panzergrenadiers (Arnhem 1944)
Contents and Media: 68 parts in grey stryene
Price: USD$7.50-8.50
Scale: 1/35
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Four new poses for DML's wide range of WWII German figures
Disadvantages: Can't say the "SS" word
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for all German fans

 

Reviewed by Cookie Sewell


DML's Panzergrenadiers (Arnhem 1944) will be available online from Squadron.com

 

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Arnhem has been ensconced in military lore (and with movie fans since 1977) as the "Bridge Too Far" during the less than successful Operation Market Garden in the fall of 1944. Even though intelligence and reconnaissance both agreed there were two German SS panzer divisions just outside of Arnhem, Montgomery went ahead with the airborne operation, eventually losing nearly 80% of British 1st Airbourne Division as casualties.

This set from DML provides four SS panzergrenadiers in advancing in different poses, wearing various uniforms. The poses work well in conjunction with armored vehicles and can be posed nicely in front or beside them in a diorama setting. The great artwork by Ron Volstad puts them in perspective, but alas, to be PC for the European market none of them are wearing SS runes.

The set follows standard DML fare - six parts per figure (torso, legs, arms and head) plus kit and extra weapons sprues. This set came with four Kar 98s, one MP40, one MP18, a Model 43 autoloader, and a Panzerfaust.

DML has set and maintained this standard for so long now I think the only major comment to make would be when they do NOT keep that standard!

Thanks to Freddie Leung for the review sample.

Cookie Sewell
AMPS


Review Copyright 2002 by Cookie Sewell
Page Created 23 July, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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