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Russian Tank Officer – 1939-45

by: Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]


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Historicus Forma

One of the latest releases available from Tankmaster in Russia is this 1/35 scale Russian officer Tank (“Russian Tank officer – 1939 - 1945”) with long fur coat by SK.

The figure comes in a small plastic bags and in just 3 pieces, which is fine for me !!
The Figure
Parts include a one-piece body with head and feet, and separate parts for the arms. The figure is holding a PPSh-41 sub machine gun, with the drum like ammunition case.

The casting on body and the hands is really good , (I think , the best of all companies products I have seen so far) and the cleaning needs are minor.

The nice thing about a one -piece body is that it eliminates the process of assembly and gap filling and the builder can attach arms (or paint them separately since the fit good ) and move along quickly in the construction process.

The figures facial characteristics are nice and clean and don’t appear to present any difficulties to the painter. The figure appears wearing a long fur coat which should also simplify painting.

The machine gun is lacking in some detail but should look OK with some good painting
Conclusion
I think that this figure will useful in vignettes and dioramas, especially those with snow! This is a decent figure I believe for $9 (USD) it’s a nice addition to a vignette or diorama . Starters shouldn’t find this figure difficult either.

For more info on the figure , purchasing and pictures of the finished one check at: www.thetankmaster.com

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SUMMARY
This is a decent figure I believe for $9 (USD) it’s a nice addition to a vignette or diorama . Starters shouldn’t find this figure difficult either.
  SCULPTING - DETAIL:80%
  POSE:80%
  PACKING - INFORMATION:70%
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: F031
  Suggested Retail: $9 (USD)
  Related Link: The Tankmaster Site
  PUBLISHED: Jan 04, 2005
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.76%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 81.11%

About Costas Rodopoulos (Major_Goose)
FROM: KIKLADHES, GREECE / Ελλάδα

I started modelling 27 years ago with some 1/72 planes and military vehicles. Soon the diorama bug got into me and with Sheperd Paynes books I dug in. I loved to build dioramas and military vehicles till the Vietnam Era. I don't like modern stuff so much. 4 years ago I had a crush on figure painti...

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