Thursday, January 13

Preview: “Franz Stigler & Company - WWII Luftwaffe Set” 35th scale set of resin figures & accessories from D-Day Miniature Studio...

D-Day Miniatures have released an awesome new set and single figures centred around the air battle over occupied Europe in WWII. Inspired by a famous illustration & designed to suit the 35th scale Border Model B-109G-6 kit of recent release. We have the figures, the inspiration & everything else all in our preview from D-Day miniatures.

Preview: “Franz Stigler & Company - WWII Luftwaffe Set” 35th scale set of resin figures & accessories from D-Day Miniature Studio...

There is yet another new figure set from D-Day Miniatures Studio to get excited about. In this set, called “Franz Stigler & Company” WWII Luftwaffe Set ” is a big set of resin figures & accessories that are also sold in pairs or as singles from D-Day Miniature Studio...

The inspiration:The sculpt and the set is inspired by  Robert Shaw's famous piece of aviation art "Prey for Mercy"
"December 1943: The stricken B-17F "Ye Olde Pub" of Charlie Brown and crew nearly met disaster following a bomb run over Bremen. Wrestling the "Pub" out of its death-dive, Brown had no way of knowing he’d leveled out above a fighter base at which ace Franz Stigler’s Bf-109 had just been rearmed.
As the American bomber limped overhead, Stigler and crew watched in amazement as this easy prey would not be only the 2nd B-17 he would claim that day, and add another “kill” to avenge his beloved brother he’d lost at the start of the war, but also would earn him the coveted Knight’s Cross. It was not to be . . .

A video describing the events behind the painting...
Upon pursuing and catching the Americans, Stigler saw the fear on the faces of the helpless B-17 crew. A sense of honor overrode his military duty, and at the risk of his own execution, he escorted the wounded plane to the coast, saluting Brown and his astonished crew. Half a century later the two pilots would meet, and the former enemies would develop a friendship so close that Stigler would come to consider Brown to be as the brother he’d lost"
The set from D-Day Miniatures:
Pawel Krasicki sculpted, then cast these figures in resin in singles or combination sets. He has done some intricate work in a natural scene as you can see here in three of the figures from this big set...
We will look at them as they are sold, as singles, as pairs and as a set next...

WWII Luftwaffe Pilot Ace Franz Stigler
Sculpted in grey resin
Kit No #35191
1/35th scale
Sculptor: Pawel Krasicki
Box Art: Pawel Krasicki
Price: 16€
Looking up into the sky, Stigler sees the B-17 stagger off into the distance. Seeing the plight of the fellow flyers inside, he would escort them safely to the coast. The sculpt is seen in typical late war German flying kit, with all leather flying suit, parachute and even a life preserver on, meaning he must be posted close to the coast (as was ratified in the story above). The flare cartridges in the boot, the fur-lined flying jacket and bent and pressed peaked officers' cap all look the part in this 35th scale figure.


WWII Luftwaffe Mechanic in Kradmantel
Sculpted in grey resin
Kit No #35192
1/35th scale
Sculptor: Pawel Krasicki
Box Art: Pawel Krasicki
Net Price: 16€
Looking very much like he does int he print, this mechanic of Stigler's is seen talking to his commander, who is looking far off towards the stricken bomber overflying his base. The mechanic is seen in this diorama in snow, and this coat - the "Kradmantel"  was a rubberized motorcycle overcoat designed to be worn over other clothes so the sizes run larger than standard. The coat is made from grey waterproof rubber, the chest is a wrap over style to protect from the wind, with a pocket on the inner of the wrap as well as two mid body pockets. The coat has a wrap around material belt which can be adjusted by buttons to fit and the lower part of the coat can be buttoned to fit around the legs


WWII Luftwaffe Pilot Ace Franz Stigler & Mechanic
Sculpted in grey resin
Kit No #35193
1/35th scale
Sculptor: Pawel Krasicki
Box Art: Pawel Krasicki
Price: 31€
This set of two figures is sold as a pair also, and the body language of both fit together rather nicely.


WWII Luftwaffe Mechanic kneeling on a Wing
Sculpted in grey resin
Kit No #35194
1/35th scale
Sculptor: Pawel Krasicki
Box Art: Pawel Krasicki
Price: 16€
Kneeling on the wing of Stigler's Bf-109G6, and attending to his kite with his toolbox at his bent knees. This mechanic is looking up at the stricken plane struggling towards the cost as it flies overhead. Wearing luftwaffe overalls and a flat overseas cap, his weight is conveyed as his feet bend to get grip on the aircraft's wing.


WWII Luftwaffe Mechanic in Greatcoat
Sculpted in grey resin
Kit No #35195
1/35th scale
Sculptor: Pawel Krasicki
Box Art: Pawel Krasicki
Price: 16€
A mechanic, dressed for the winter in his greatcoat and M43 peaked Luftwaffe issue cap, this man is also looking up at the unfolding drama above the airfield. Little does he know that his pilot is thinking to take off to join the stricken bomber on a mercy flight...


WWII Luftwaffe Mechanics
Sculpted in grey resin
Kit No #35196
1/35th scale
Sculptor: Pawel Krasicki
Box Art: Pawel Krasicki
Price: 31€
Sold together as a pair as well as singles, these two mechanics could not only fit this scene, but any other winter airfield in WWII Germany also. The nature of their clothing is from a colder clime you see...
The unified body language of the mechanics can be seen from front on here...


WWII Luftwaffe Kettenkrad Accessories with German Shepherd Dog
Sculpted in grey resin
Kit No #35197
1/35th scale
Sculptor: Pawel Krasicki
Box Art: Pawel Krasicki
Price: 21€
Designed to suit the tamiya Kettenkrad, either older or newer type, this set of resin sculpts features a raft of accessories, a parachute bag, wooden case,tool box made from wood, hammers and keys, a Jerry can, water bucket and can a thermal flask, grease can and stool and the large pet of the pilot, an Alsation dog - all cast in light grey resin in 35th scale to suit the scene.


“Franz Stigler & Company” WWII Luftwaffe Set 
( 4 figures & Kettenkrad Accessories with a Dog designed for Border Model Me 109 G6 1/35 scale Kit), 
Sculpted in grey resin
Kit No #35198
1/35th scale
Sculptor: Pawel Krasicki
Box Art: Pawel Krasicki
Price: 80€
The set of four figures, German Shepard and all of those tools and gear, all in 1/35th scale are sold as a set for 80€ Euros. This is a slightly cheaper price than buying them all in singles, and more convenient for postage also. Here is a walk around of the scene...
Finally some quality aftermarket figures to suit this popular kit in a new scale!!
If you would like your own copies of these figures you can order them via the D-Day Miniature Studio website