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SS Soldier Ardennes 1944

 

 

Nemrod

 


Nemrod's 1/35 scale figures are available online from Squadron.com

 

S u m m a r y
Description and Item Number: German Soldier Ardennes 1944, NM35040
Contents and Media: Fourteen resin pieces
Scale: 1/35
Price: USD$8.46 from Squadron.com
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent detail; nice fabric drape on uniform; versatile pose for tank rider or taking cover behind an object; first-rate casting (extraordinary casting for handle of food canteen); equipment shaped for figure where appropriate; trigger-hand cast on MP 44 to ease gap-free assembly; locating pins for arms.
Disadvantages: Tiny bit of flash.
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t L o o k

 

Nemrod is a Historex company specialising in 1/35 scale resin figures of WWII subjects in Northern and Eastern Europe.

Nemrod's SS Soldier is supplied in 14 grey resin pieces. The body, legs and feet are the main part. The arms, head, helmet and equipment are provided as separate pieces. Locating pins are in place to assist the correct positioning of the arms. Another nice touch is that the trigger hand is cast directly onto the MP 44 machine gun.

Casting quality is excellent. The drape of the fabric is realistic, and the overall detail is very crisp. In particular, check out the amazingly thin handle on the canteen (clearly visible in the picture below). Casting blocks do not look too imposing, but take special care not to damage the rear lip of the helmet when removing that part.

 

 

Facial expression is neutral, and should look good after careful painting. The figure is wearing gloves and a scarf, so a minimum of flesh is presented for painting. You'll need the extra time for painting the "peas pattern" uniform though!

The pose of the figure is quite versatile. He is leaning forward against an object, peering out to the side. On the boxtop, the figure is posed on the rear deck of a tank destroyer, but he would look just as natural behind a wall or a bush.

Instructions are not provided, but the nice colour picture on the boxtop will be a useful guide for colours.

This very high quality figure from the Nemrod range will look great as a standalone figure, or as an accessory for an armoured vehicle.

Recommended.


Review Copyright 2002 by Brett T. Green
This Page Created on 11 June, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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