Thursday, April 21

Preview: Winter weight Wehrmacht warriors from Ardennes Miniatures...

Ardennes Miniatures continues to impress with the third of their new releases. Four new winter-weight soldiers of the Wehrmacht in WWII in 35th scale sold in singles & sets of two are in our preview...


Preview: Winter weight Wehrmacht warriors from Ardennes Miniatures...

Ardennes Miniature is a company designing and manufacturing military resin figures of the highest quality of details, themes and designs for your models and creations.

The last set that compliments these releases we looked at a while ago here on TMN
They have two main releases already in the market at their distributors, now for the third release set of three figures, depicting three regular soldiers and an officer in the latter, Winter battles of WWII. 

Ardennes Miniatures earlier release we previewed a while ago on TMN
This new release is broken up into single and double-figure release sets, we will look at them now... 

 German Officer and Soldier 1944-1945
1/35th scale
Kit No #35027
Set of two figures
Grey resin
This pair of late WWII-era figures sculpted by Radek Tomanec captures the essence of an office and regular shutze of the German Wehrmacht or SS during the winter months of late WWII. Sold as a set, these two are also sold as individual figures. 

Among the four soldiers offered this month I have circled these two so you can see them more easily.


 German Officer 1944-1945
1/35th scale
Kit No #35026
Single figure
Grey resin
This German officer is one half of the set above. Sculpted by Radek Tomanec and cast in resin in 1/35th scale, he is seen in a very thick woollen lined coat, pants and boots. He has some binoculars in his gloved hands, and in his thick high boots a stick grenade, he sure looks like he gets his hands dirty in the front line.

Amongst the four soldiers offered this month I have circled the officer so you can see them more easily.


 German Officer Soldier 1944-1945
1/35th scale
Kit No #35025
Single figure
Grey resin
Doesn't this guy know smoking is bad for his health? Another sculpt from Radek Tomanec in 35th scale, this Soldaten is seen carrying the latter war StG 44 and the other hand cocked to his mouth, probably smoking, but you could have him eating a sausage if you wanted to! (­čśü). This thick woollen line coat and reversible pats, gloves and map case are all featured on this soldier, with the warm wraps around his head to keep him warm on the front line.

Amongst the four soldiers offered this month I have circled the smoking soldier so you can see them more easily.


German Soldiers 1944
1/35th scale
Kit No #35024
Set of two figures
Grey resin
The second set of two figures this month is also sculpted in 1/35th scale by Radek Tomanec. They depict two sitting tankers that can be perched either on a tank, a short wall or a bench wherever you like. This set of two figures fits together quite well. They are both in the same era winter WWII clothing of the Germans, and all three have a matching body language...

In amongst the four soldiers offered this month I have circled the two soldiers so you can see them more easily.


 German Soldier 1944
1/35th scale
Kit No #35023
Single figure
Grey resin
The first f these two soldiers is seen in the thick, woollen-lined "Kharkiv" parka that became so popular with the German troops after 1943. His thick pants are tucked under some "interesting" boots that he looked like he has liberated from the eastern front with those patterns on the leg parts. The Mp 40 and ammunition pouches and the scarf around the soldier's neck are nice details of this soldier.

Amongst the four soldiers offered this month I have circled the sitting soldier in the rear of the halftrack so you can see them more easily.


 German Soldier 1944
1/35th scale
Kit No #35022
Single figure
Grey resin
The last of these soldiers, the second single that is also sold in the set sculpted by Radek Tomanec. He is also carrying an Mp40 and ammo pouches on his webbing. The thick, reversible winter trousers are tucked over his boots and bunch at the bottoms nicely. The "Kharkiv" parka is thick and of course, the sculptor has referenced the woollen lining on the rear of the hood exposed at the neck.

In amongst the four soldiers offered this month I have circled the sitting soldier with the Mp-40 so you can see them more easily.

You can see more about these new figures and Ardennes Miniatures on their website