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Alpine German Heer Panzer Crew
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 03:26 PM UTC
Rudi Richardson reviews Alpine Miniatures 35086 "German Heer Panzer Crew Set”, a set of two 1/35th scale resin figures sculpted by Krisztian Bodi, one of whom wears a one-piece leather aviator flight suit.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 03:46 PM UTC
Thanks again for publishing James!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 04:48 PM UTC
I find reviews of Alpine figures terribly boring - its nothing against Rudi, it's a great review - but how long can you go on saying "This figure is a state of the art resin casting" and still hold the reader's attention!

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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 05:39 PM UTC

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I find reviews of Alpine figures terribly boring - its nothing against Rudi, it's a great review - but how long can you go on saying "This figure is a state of the art resin casting" and still hold the reader's attention!

SCOTT



Thanks Scott

Believe it or not I find it more difficult to write a review of a great product than of a poor one. But I can assure all readers that I don't pull punches, nor do I give undeserved praise (in reviews ). All the Alpine figure sets I've reviewed really have been deserving of the praise they've received.

Rudi
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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 05:40 AM UTC
Agree with Scott. Terrible!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 06:09 AM UTC
I just wish Alpine would diversify and release more modern stuff.

It would be great to have a selection of Alpine Modern Russian figures, or British Iraq/Afghanistan figs.

There existing range is awesome, just mostly WW2. The few modern figs they have done have been really brilliant though.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 09:59 AM UTC

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Agree with Scott. Terrible!




LMFAO, Taesung!!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 10:15 AM UTC
The only negative thing I can see here is the position of the pour plug on one of the arms. Good review of a very good product Rudi.
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 - 03:53 AM UTC
I think Rudi's reviews are superb, and really address the excellence of the work being done by the manufacturer. I feel the negative vibes about Alpine come from their "Heroes of Socialism" poses that remind one of propaganda posters from the 1930s Soviet Union or Maoist China.

Aside from that, the spread-legged stance makes it more difficult to use these excellent figures inside a tank. Yeah, I guess you could cut off or cut-down the legs, but that seems like butchering a very expensive figure.

In any case, keep up the good work, Rudi.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 08:19 PM UTC
Just again a very good review

BUT

why are the pictures of the painted figures so small? if you compare to the parts-pictures?

I would prefer them be a bit larger!

Harald
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 02:04 PM UTC
Hi all,

A belated thanks for your comments.

@ Darren: thanks - Alpine occassionally place the plug on the rear bicep. IIRC the position of this particular pour plug position is to reduce the number of cuts required to remove the part from the mould. I think... I stand under correction though... Fortunately the joint between the plug and the part on Alpine figures in these case is normally pretty thin and easy to cut through.

@ Bill: thanks - you're making me blush! Watch this space, mate! I'm finalising a review of a recent Alpine set specifically designed to fit though (or is that "in"?) the cupola of a Pz V (although it should really fit most Panzers). The review should be ready over the weekend.

@ Harald: thanks - for my reviews I generally add pictures of the painted figure (box-art photos) which I get from the manufacturer's website - you'll notice the watermark on the Alpine photos. So the smaller photos are from the manufacturer whereas the part phots are those I take personally - thus the difference in photo sizes. I do agree though that it would be terrific to get bigger photos are the box-art

Rudi