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DML German Warriors 1940-41
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Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 03:33 PM UTC
Keith Middleton provides an In-Box and partial build review of German Warriors 1940-41 from Dragon Models Limited, a five figure set in their '39-'45 Series.

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Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 10:08 PM UTC
Very helpful review. They look great. Detail is very sharp and Dragon seem to have solved the problem of those annoying craze lines on the torso. I like the comparisons with the other figures, that helps.
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Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 12:34 AM UTC
Good honest review!
But the last photo does not depick the figures that come in the kit?
Or am I mistaken Keith?

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 03:36 AM UTC

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But the last photo does not depick the figures that come in the kit?



That's for a size comparison against two other brands of 1/35 figures, the DML kit figs are flanking a Masterbox and TANK figure. Some modelers mix and match different brands and like to see how they scale out. I should have added text to the image to make this clear, will do in the future
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Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 09:40 AM UTC
This set would be worth buying for the figures on the right alone. Great facial details as well in the close-ups ... no need to change these. Thanks keith and James!
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Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 02:15 PM UTC
Thanks for the review of a very useful set. It's worth mentioning that each of these figures are from existing artwork Dmytro did for Concord (which happens to be part of DML).
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Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 07:58 PM UTC
It is an excellent looking set - and a VERY useful Review.

However, I really hope that with this set DML continue this style of figures and, next time, keep to one 'theme' within the box. Maybe its just me but the title 'German Warriors' is a little on the Wagnerian side? My mind kept slipping to images of well-fed sopranos with horned helmets and metal bras.
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Posted: Sunday, May 02, 2010 - 05:18 AM UTC
Hi Keith,

Thanks for the review, at least 3 potential prisoners there!!

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Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 11:32 AM UTC
mr Keith Middleton wrote:
"Figure A is the infantryman putting on his tunic with his cartridge belt and Y-straps at his feet. This figure is a Wehrmacht soldier as he has the eagle emblem on his right breast. Despite this, on his website, Mr. Zgonnik identifies him as a member of the Der Fuhrer regiment of the Das Reich Division."
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This figure was originally drawn to Concord Publications. Concord's original paint this soldier is indeed a member of the SS. He not has the Wehrmacht eagle on his cap and he has an earlier version of the SS cockade. The Wehrmacht eagle on his right breast is missing. However, for DML sculptor added Wehrmacht eagle on the right breast of this soldier. His field cap can be changed easily as field cap Wehrmacht too.