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Soviet General in Shootout
Soviet General, WWII, Resin 1/35
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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Introduction
Soviet general, WWII is an "in-action"-posed 1/35 resin figure from ARMOR35. Item ARM35146 is one of three separate yet related figures in an ambush scene:
ARM35146 Soviet general, WWII
ARM35147 Soviet officer, WWII
ARM35148 Soviet soldier, WWII


This new trio of figures in "in action" poses are boxed separately. Each can find its own place in a collection or diorama, or one could easily see them combined into an ambush or other firefight scene. The box suggests they are envisioned to be used with the new ICM staff car. With a growing choice of staff cars, i.e., ICM Kapitan Saloon Staff Car, Tamiya GAZ67 or Zvezda GAZ M1, these three figures have plenty of options of vehicles to pose them with.

Armor35 makes a large and expanding range of WWII Soviet and German soldiers, civilians and railroad subjects, as well as a growing range of monuments in 1/35. Many kits are multi-media. Recently, Armor35 has expanded beyond those subjects with out-of-today's-headlines 1/35 Ukrainian militia figures, a cheesecake tanker girl in both 1/35 and 1/16, plus a range of 1/35 heads.

SOVIET GENERAL, WWII
This figure is made with three parts:
    Main body
    Left hand
    Right arm and revolver

Sculpted by Anishchenko Dmitriy, the general is posed stepping forward, revolver raised and firing, with his left arm in a sling. He wears a tunic and general officer peak cap, holster on his hip, with a map case slung over his shoulder.

Casting is high quality with no air pocks, flash, nor seams. There are some small specks here and there but I did not notice them until under magnification while reviewing the photos. A few areas have somewhat rough sculpting but the gray resin is not textured. All three parts arrived attached to their pour blocks.

Detail
Great detail is sculpted into this figure. The Nagant M1895 revolver hammer is visible. The "Sam Brown" belt and waist belt have loops and buckles and size holes. It looks like there is a clasp on the map case.

The clothing features seams and the tunic has General "V" sleeve chevrons molded on. Medals adorn his left chest. His lapels host rank stars. The hat shows extra detail.

Face and hands detail is good. The General's expression shows a lot of emotion for being impeded from reaching an aide station or his headquarters.

Assembly
Armor35 makes the model easy to assemble by, apparently, joining the components while the sculpting material is still uncured, then separating the pieces when more solid. It seems like that to me because the parts join together seamlessly. For this review I joined the parts with simple white glue instead of CA or epoxy, so any gap is due to adhesive sag. The pieces fit tightly to the body and the clever junctions show no gaps.

Painting and assembly instructions
None. Refer to the box art or other sources.

Conclusion
Modelers have a lot of potential with Soviet General, WWII. It can be incorporated into a larger diorama, the three-figure vignette it seems Armor35 designed it for, or as a stand alone model. The pose relates "ambush!", or the General leading his men in a desperate fight, or threatening them forward under the eye of a Kommissar.

Detail is sharp with medals and belt and buckles clearly defined. The pose is dynamic. There are some small specks here and there but I did not notice them until under magnification while reviewing the photos.

This fighting General figure has great potential whether modelers choose to display him as an individual, or in a diorama. Happily recommended.

Please remember to tell vendors and retailers that you saw these here - on ARMORAMA.
SUMMARY
Highs: Detail is sharp with medals and belt and buckles clearly defined. The pose is dynamic.
Lows: There are some small specks here and there but I did not notice them until under magnification while reviewing the photos.
Verdict: This fighting General figure has great potential whether modelers choose to display him as an individual, or in a diorama.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35146
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 14, 2016
  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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