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Soviet Tankman, kneeling
Soviet Tankman, WW II
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

Armor35 brings us Soviet Tankman, WW II, ARM35123, another 1/35 figure of the Great Patriotic War. This tanker is one of a series of four, sold individually and as a set.

Armor35 is a Russian based online modelling store since 2012 offering a wide variety of products to our friends in Russia and around the world. Recently Armor35 has branched out into offering a line of products, “Project Armor35”, including Second World War 1/35 resin figures, plus railroad kits and accessories in 1/35th scale of resin, wood and photo-etch.

” Soviet Tankman kneeling”
Armor35 packages this figure in a small attractive top (or bottom) opening box. The parts are enclosed in a zip locked baggie.

Inside is a model Soviet tankman of gray resin. Sculpted by Anishchenko Dmitriy, he is cast as a whole body except for the right arm. The parts are crisply molded and I only spotted the slightest excess resin to clean up. The body is attached to a pour block along the underside of a legs and foot. The separate arm is free of a pour block. Casting is very good although there are some nitpicky tiny flecks and specks here and there, and some sculpting marks on the right shoulder. There is a rough area on the loose upper arm where it attaches to the shoulder. It remains to be seen whether those features can be seen at normal viewing distance after painting.

This tanker wears the one-piece overalls with reinforced elbows, knees and cuffs, a leather belt, a pilotka 1935 cloth sidecap, and knee-boots.

inspection
Facial detail is exceptional: eye lids, mouth, ears, hair from under the cap. The face seems to be patterned after an older soldier. As impressive as the detail is, the right ear has a big hole in it instead of the detail of the left ear.

Clothing seams are sculpted along the garments. No branch or rank patches are molded on the collars. A red star is molded on the cap. Excellent exposed buttons and button holes are present.

painting guidance and instructions
None, other than the box art. You are on your own to find uniform and insignia detail. Assembly is obvious.
conclusion
Soviet Tankman, WW II, ARM35123 is sharply cast with exceptional facial detail and uniform detail.

The upper arm could require clean up. An ear looks unnatural.

This is a useful pose that can be used for many scenes. I think this is a very good model and recommend it.

We thank Armor35 for providing this model for review. Please tell vendors and retailers that you saw this model here – on
Armorama.
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Source

Windrow, Martin. "Soviet Russia: Armoured Units." World War 2 Combat Uniforms and Insignia. Warren, MI: Squadron/Signal Publications, 1977. 82-83. Print.
SUMMARY
Highs: Sharply cast with exceptional facial detail and uniform detail.
Lows: The upper arm could require clean up. An ear looks unnatural.
Verdict: This is a useful pose that can be used for many scenes.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35123
  Suggested Retail: 370 руб
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  PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2014
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 93.83%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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Comments

Nice looking figure Fred! I really like the somewhat relaxed pose and the facial features are not too bad! Great review!!!
JUN 25, 2014 - 03:03 PM
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