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Soviet officer, firing PPSh
Soviet Officer, WWII
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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Introduction
Soviet officer, WWII is an "in-action"-posed 1/35 resin figure from ARMOR35. Item ARM35147 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 OFFICER, WWII
This figure consists of six parts:
    Main body
    Left arm (L. hand is molded cradling the sub machine gun magazine)
    Right arm firing PPSh
    Pistol holster
    PPSh magazine pouch
    Document case

Sculpted by Anishchenko Dmitriy, the officer is posed spraying lead down range. He wears a tunic and officer peak cap, waist belt and "Sam Brown" belt, breeches and high boots. The map case is slung over his shoulder.

Casting is excellent with no air pocks, flash, nor seams. Except for the case, all parts are attached to their pour blocks.

I did not assemble this kit. Armor35 makes their models easy to assemble by, apparently, joining the components while the sculpting material is still uncured, then separating the pieces when more solid. Usually the parts join together seamlessly.

Detail
Soviet Officer is one of the most detailed figures I have seen in a long time and the great casting accentuates this quality. The "Sam Brown" belt and waist belt have loops and buckles and size holes. Look at the star in the belt buckle!

The clothing features seams and other items, like buttons. His lapels host rank patches. The hat shows extra officer detail.

Face and hands detail is good. The Officer's expression shows angry determination.

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

Conclusion
This third figure of what I call the ambush trio offers great of potential with Soviet Officer, 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 "combat!" or, like the General figure, leading his men in a desperate fight.

Detail is sharp with uniform and belt and buckles clearly defined. The pose is dynamic.

This fighting Officer 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 uniform and belt and buckles clearly defined. The pose is dynamic.
Lows: I see nothing that detracts from the model.
Verdict: This fighting Officer figure has great potential whether modelers choose to display him as an individual, or in a diorama.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35147
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 22, 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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