WWII German Infantry

Published on
August 23, 2018
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
480 194
Company: Aerobonus - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

IPMS/USA thanks the Aires Aerobonus team once again for sending us this simple, excellent items 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 rifle. Five parts on one pour block, with main body/torso, two arms, one head with soft field hat with front bill, and one rifle. Another walking pose, good for being alone or walking with the other members of this particular set, looking to his left with mauser in hand.

The facial features are natural and after light priming take paint and detail wash well. Details include a cartridge container and overall fall/winter jacket. Triple “clip” pouch, and again a medium weight winter jacket.

As on the previous figure, I made a sling strap for the rifle by lead wire, rolling it flat under an X-Acto #11 handle on the building pad.

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. 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… and thanks to Phil for forwarding and John approving my working these sets.


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