WWII Soviet Army Tank Crewman 1942
Trumpeter, 1/16 scale
Reviewed and Built by Andrew Judson
The pose on the box art shows him leaning on a T-34, but since l dont have one lying around, l improvised a fence for him to lean on instead.
Looking inside the box, you wont be disappointed. There are a couple of frets with all the parts and a nice display base included. In total there are fifteen parts for the figure and then some spares left over like a pistol holster and a PPsh-41 machine gun. For the gun there is also a small etch set, though there are no instructions for it,a little dissapointing.
Constructing this figure was very easy and involved minimal cleaning. I pretty much put everything together, except for the arms so as to make painting the hands and pistol holster easier.
Painting was all done with Tamiya and Citadel Acrylic paints and was alot of fun, especially when doing the black overalls using different tones. For a final finish l then lightly dusted everything with Mig pigments to tone areas down a little.
The base is the one included in the kit with some very basic ground work and a fence, and for a final finishing touch l added the gun,also leaning on the fence.
In summary, this is a great figure, and l highly recommend him to all.
J.B. Wholesalers for the review sample.