Wehrmacht Tank Crew Set
Tamiya, 1/48 scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
Over the last few years, Tamiya's 1/35 scale figures have seen a noticeable improvement in quality, particularly their faces and general poses.
I have been very pleased to use Tamiya's recent crew figures straight from the kit box without any hesitation or fear of compromise.
These new-generation figures have been available as part of military vehicle kit and a handful of standalone figure sets including their recent U.S. Tank Crew European Theatre, and now Tamiya has released an eight-figure 1/35 scale Wehrmacht Tank Crew Set.
Four full figures and four torso figures are included. These are made up from 70 parts in grey plastic.
Facial expressions are neutral and sculpting is excellent. The poses are natural and casual - not too much fashion catalogue deportment here!
Four soldiers and four officers are provided. Three of the officers offer the option of either a side cap or the Schirmmütze visor cap. Pistol holsters and four headsets are supplied as separate parts.
Two of the figures are kneeling These are designed to be displayed as a pair examining a map on the ground, or perhaps on the deck of a vehicle.
Four turret mounts for the torso figures are also included. You'll need to measure and cut the post section of the mount to suit your specific vehicle and figure.
Decals are supplied for shoulder epaulets, collar insignia, cap badges, sleeve rank insignia, chest eagles, belt buckles, medals and ribbons.
These will be much easier and more precise than painting.
Full colour instructions are provided for placement of the decals.
Tamiya's 1/35 scale Wehrmacht Tank Crew Set is a versatile and high quality release for anyone who builds German WWII military vehicles.
Thanks to Tamiya for the sample.
Text and Images by