by: Jan [ ]
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Of all the miniature German WWII soldiers I've ever seen, this one might look the most - human. This young man (whom I adopted "Volkmar" in the diorama forum) has such a natural look and pose, I get cold just looking at how he blows his hands to get some warmth. Beautiful figure.
This figure looks cold. No doubt about that. Placed in the snow or on a cold watchpost, he's an asset to every winter diorama. Ideally posed, he'd stand in the presence of a fire or ashes smoldering in an empty fuel drum... This MG gunner has his weapon put down, resting against his body - you can't just lie it down in the snow. He carries a lot of equipment, and looks so real he could almost walk out of your dio. Since this figure wears both a helmet and a hood, and he's blowing his hands, little of his face can be seen. Sometimes that's a pity, but this comes in great for beginning modelers or those who feel uncomfortable with painting faces.
This was my first Wolf figure and I was pleasantly surprised by its size (just a tad smaller than Verlinden's and thus more in line with the size of Tamiya figures) but so much nicer. The body is cast in grey resin and exhibits incredibly small detail. The MG42 is cast in a metal alloy (tin?) and looks crisp and convincing as well.
This is one of the finest 1/35 WW II resin figures I have seen to date. It certainly won't be my last Wolf Figure. It doesn't come cheap, though I value it more than four-packs of lesser quality plastic figures that look less convincing but retail for the same price.
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