Tuesday, April 12

Arto Productions five new 1/35th scale items for May in our preview...

Arto Production has five new items in 1/35th scale available for your German WWII dioramas. We look at their two new figures & three new bump stops for the Panzer III/IV in our preview...
Arto Productions five new 1/35th scale items for May in our preview...

ARTO Production resin figures are fast making a name for themselves with some lovely new figures in 35th scale figures that rival some of the best on the market. It seems that the people at ARTO Production pride themselves on getting the smaller details right. Those of the clothes, hair and appearance of these soldiers that are more typical to soldiers from that time, in the 1940's.These are some of their releases up until now...
Today we look at two more figures in their range sure to entice some modellers out there...

DAK Panzer III/IV Kommandant 15.Pz.Div
From Arto Productions
1/35th scale
Figure No #35017
Sculpted by Gwangyeol Lee
Price: $28.81 USD
The first of ARTO's new figures is this exquisite Panzer III/IV Tank Commander from the North African Front during World War Two. This is a full-body figure, with photo-etched parts for his RT communications "cans" system.
You can see him in these photos from all angles, his heavy seems on his thick uniform tunic and pants and the wrinkles as they follow the form of his body. He is sculpted in a standing position in the Panzer cupola with each hand resting on the two piece hatch. He fits the image of a Panzer commander of the Afrika Korps with the large aviator goggles to fight the dust and the notable laced up boots commonly seen on soldiers in this theatre...
ARTO's original headphone Photo-etched additions are included with this figure, they fit the figure in scale and represent the RT device nicely.


SS-Uscha. Of The Normandy Front 1944, SS-Pz.gren.rgt.26, 12th Ss Panzer Division
From Arto Productions
1/35th scale
Figure No #35019
Sculpted by Gwangyeol Lee
Price: $25.21 USD
This Unterscharf├╝hrer (or "Junior squad leader") of the 12th SS-Panzerdivision "Hitlerjugend" is seen in a casual pose, looking slightly up as he speaks, hand outstretched past his binoculars slung around his neck on his chest. He could be talking to a vehicle or Panzer commander, or a bunch of soldiers or comrades close to him. His hand could even be open in a smoking pose if you wish.
Again, we see the uniforms fold and wrinkle as its cloth and seems contour the man's body. The M43 helmet, covered with camouflage pattern cloth with thin chinstrap around his neck is notable. The pistol pouch on his rear hip and belt which cinch in at the waist down to his trousers, which fold over at the bottom showing the width of the material at the leg. He is another great study on the human body and the effect clothing and equipment has, portrayed very nicely in light grey resin.


PANZER IV BUMP STOPS 2ND TYPE
From Arto Productions
1/35th scale
Figure No #35051
$9 USD


PANZER IV BUMP STOPS 2ND TYPE (CAST)
 From Arto Productions
1/35th scale
Figure No #35052
$9 USD


PANZER IV BUMP STOPS 3RD TYPE
 From Arto Productions
1/35th scale
Figure No #35053
$9 USD

You can see more of ARTO Production's work on their Facebook page
You can purchase these figures from Hobbylink Japan...