The pants as well are thick and heavy - one wonders how warm they might get in a fight inside a tank...
OK that is what both of these figures share - pretty much the same outfit they are both wearing. Unless i have missed something the pants and jacket of both of these panzertruppen is the same.
These two figures in black leather come separately as single figures of six parts each that are attached to small pouring blocks.As a set these figures will probably serve you well if you just need one of them but they also come together combined as a set. Both of these figures have two head choices in them, both of their heads are the same face but with different headgear featured which we will look at as we review them both separately.
The fit and ease of construction with these was not at all problematic or delicate. the casting is very clean as is a trademark of Alpine. No spots, scratches or bubbles or slight lumps on the face which a lot of other resin makers seem to have not eliminated from their game. These are very clean and well sculpted with tiny detail clearly picked out ready for you to paint..
You might notice on the arms as well two little nibs on the inside of the arm joints. These, combined with the hollowed out receptacles on the arm joints of the torso ensure the exact correct fit along with the hollowed out torso. This enables you to really only be able to put the arms on one way - the correct way! Notice as well he also carries a Luger P08 Pistole in his holster strapped to his waist. The pistol pouch has a notch and a hollow on the body to properly locate and fix it so it will not be easily broken off and to add depth.
Again we see the same ribbed gloves and notches on the pistol and arms to properly locate and secure them.
I think Alpine Miniatures regularly make the best 35th scale figures on the market and this set are just as well thought out and executed as their previous efforts. Clean and well sculpted pieces with an eye for detail and body language of the human form and face - they are (again and i feel like a broken record sometimes when it comes to their figures) another of the finest examples of resin figure sculpting and casting around.
An important part of any sculpt is how they look when painted - here they are in preparation being painted byMan-Jin Kim