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German POW of WWII
German POW of WWII
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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German POW of WWII
Item: ARM35103
Parts: 4

Notice, company name change: Armor35 is now Project Armor35


Introduction
German POW of WWII is a forlorn freezing figure by Armor35.

the figure
Armor35 packs the model in a small zip-lock baggie and held in a nicely decorated small top-opening box.

Inside are four gray-green resin parts held on three pour-sprues:

    * Body without arms
    * Two separate arms without hands
    * Iron bar held by hands

He is dressed in jackboots and a greatcoat. While his head is wrapped in a towel he is lucky enough to have gloves.

I haven't found any casting flaws. The figure is sculpted by renowned artist Sergey Traviansky. The body appears naturally proportioned in an unhappy standing pose, sharply detailed with deep folds.

The Stoppelhopser ("Stubble hopper", like "Dogface" for American and "Tommy" for British soldiers) has a sharply sculpted face that looks tormented.

assembly and painting instructions

None. Assembly should be easy while you must seek references for painting.

Making the model
Very straight forward. There was little to clean up. The arms broke cleanly from their resin block after light scribing. They fit into the shoulders flawlessly. Painting was easy. I painted the POW to make it look like the gloves are threadbare with some holes; the head scarf is a dirty rag; stained and worn greatcoat; books without polish. I painted the face with a personal mix to simulate skin in a freezing environment. Although the eyes are molded to paint detail if you wish, I wanted them to look like he is squinting out the chill; maybe I'll repaint them?

The only difficult part was removing the hands and pry bar from their pour block. Even supporting it from behind as I scribed along the parts, the pry bar broke in two places. I was able to line up the hands with the bar looking fairly straight, then glue the last 1/2-inch to the bottom edge, reinforcing it with CA. I figure even strong bars get bent "working on the railroad" or in whatever else this POW is doing.

Conclusion
I think this is another very interesting figure by Armor35. It is set apart from combat and 'at ease' subjects. It should add a great deal of unique personality to your diorama or figure collection. Sculpting is top-notch. Detail is amazing.

I enjoyed painting this fine figure and hope this review is helpful to you! Recommended!

Thank you Project Armor 35 for providing this model to Armorama for review!
SUMMARY
Highs: Sculpting is top-notch. Detail is amazing.
Lows: Minor.
Verdict: A unique subject set apart from combat and 'at ease' subjects. It should add a great deal of unique personality to your diorama or figure collection.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: ARM35103
  Suggested Retail: 370 руб
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  PUBLISHED: Jul 14, 2013
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.98%
  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

I just added photos of the completed figure and changed the review to BUILT. Enjoy!
JUL 14, 2013 - 02:59 PM
Must have been in a Russian POW Camp:)
JUL 14, 2013 - 03:07 PM
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