IPMS/USA thanks the Aires Aerobonus team once again for sending us this simple, excellent item for use in a diorama setting. And thanks to Phil and John for obtaining the sets for the team.
This set consists of one perfectly cast figure of an infantryman carrying a Panzerschrek (PS) round on the shoulder. Five parts on one pour block, with main body/torso, two arms, one head with soft field hat with front bill, and one PS round. This one is a standing relaxed pose, good for being alone or walking with the other members of this particular set, looking to his left with weapon over the left shoulder. The detail includes the firing handle on the PS.
The facial features are natural and after light priming take paint and detail wash well. Details include an overall fall/winter jacket with pouch on the belt. The right hand appears to be set up for holding a cigarette (Turkish tobacco not included).
This figure is simple but can be done to excellent standard if you have the tools, time, and skills. I recommend these figures for anyone, but remember it’s pretty small. Even eyeballs are not visible in this scale. Nothing like eyes with the 1000-yard stare in a diorama. Paint, wash, highlight, done. Again, I continue my love/dislike of micro photography which shows up every grain of resin dust that I can’t see with my old eyes.
This completes this build. 1/48 figures are needed for our airfields, and this particular release of four figures each individually can add visual scale or interest, and also serve as basis for swapping body parts for a different look from everyone else. It is realistic out of the bag, and worth the asking price. THANK YOU to Aires Aerobonus for the review items. Thanks to Phil for forwarding and John approving my working these sets.