Saturday, September 24

An SS tanker & new parts to improve your US trucks & jeeps in Arto's new 35th scale products...

ARTO Productions has released another excellent looking figure of a famous tanker from WWII. That and some parts to enhance your US jeeps and GMC CCKW-353 in 1/35th scale.See about the man and the new parts from Arto in our preview...


An SS tanker plus parts to improve your US trucks & jeeps in Arto's new 35th scale products...

SS-Stubaf. Heinz von Westernhagen (s.SS.Pz.Abt. 101, Normandie 1944 )
by ARTO Production
1/35th scale
1 unassembled figure cast in light grey resin.
Price: $27.26USD from Hobbylink Japan
This figure is based on a real soldier of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler in World War II. SS-Stubaf. Heinz von Westernhagen had an illustrious career from fighting in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France in 1940, Greece, Russia, France, and then Belgium during his service. 
He is pictured here below in front of a Tiger I, no #311 of the schwere SS-Panzer Abteilung 101, Belgium 1944 are from left to right -  SS-Obersturmführer Jürgen Wessel, SS-Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann (partially hidden), SS-Sturmbannführer Heinz von Westernhagen (pointing at the map), SS-Obersturmführer Hanno Raasch and SS-Untersturmführer Willi Iriohn.
Seen in an all around view here, he has his map folded under his arm. His flat forage overseas cap n his head. You can see his finer facial features here very well in the sculpture by Gwangyeol Lee.
The sharp-eyed amongst you will see the folds not only in his paper map, but in his pants of his overalls, but the upper half of his body, his waist, shoulders and collar, All creased and pinched with wear and the twisting of the body.


GMC CCKW-353 2.5ton US Army Cargo Truck Radiator Grill
by ARTO Production
1/35th scale
3 parts cast in light grey resin.
Price: $18.55USD from Hobbylink Japan
Three parts of the Tamiya kit of the GMC CCKW-353 2.5ton US Army Cargo Truck are easily replaced by this set of three parts of 3D printed resin.  The front bumper bar and two side fender covers are replicated in better detail than the kit provides.


GMC CCKW Rifle Gun Rack
by ARTO Production
1/35th scale
3 parts cast in light grey resin.
Price: $12.56USD from Hobbylink Japan
This set provides three gun cradles for the dash of your GMC CCKW-353 2.5ton US Army Cargo Truck. Again designed to fit the Tamiya kit. They could also fit other, less impressive kits also.


Willys MB / Ford GPW Rifle Gun Rack
by ARTO Production
1/35th scale
3 parts cast in light grey resin.
Price: $12.56USD from Hobbylink Japan
A similar set to the truck, these three suit your 35th scale Willys MB / Ford GPW vehicles. The rifle gun racks are of a great quality, again cast in resin.
Here they are in-situ.