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"Platoon"
New Figure Series

 

1/35 Scale

Pegaso and VLS Co-Production

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, and Description: PT-001 - German Grenadier Germany 1944-45
PT-002 - Panzer Grenadier Italy 1943/44
PT-003 - German Panzer Aufklarung, Italy 1944-45
PT-004 - German Grenadier Germany 1943-44
PT-005 - US Assault Team No.1 Europe 1944-45
PT-006 - G.I.s Advancing No. 2 Europe 1944-45
PT-007 - G.I.s Advancing No. 2 Europe 1944-45
PT-008 - US Assault Team No.2 Europe 1944-45
All available online from VLS website
Scale: 1/35
Price: each USD$12.95 available from VLS website
Contents and Media: See body text
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Crisp detail; action poses; beautiful sculpting; crisply cast with no visible imperfections; simple parts breakdown and construction; manageable casting blocks even on smaller parts; versatile usage for various settings
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

VLS of the USA and Pegaso of Italy have launched a brand new joint-venture range of WWII figures under the brand of "Platoon".

The first eight releases are all single figures and are snugly enclosed in unique packaging. In fact, the slim boxes look more likely to contain a pack of cards than a resin figure. Don't worry though, the contents will delight WWII figure modellers.

The first four figures are sculpted by Andrea Jula, and all represent German subjects. They are:

  • PT-001 - German Grenadier Germany 1944-45

  • PT-002 - Panzer Grenadier Italy 1943/44

  • PT-003 - German Panzer Aufklarung, Italy 1944-45

  • PT-004 - German Grenadier Germany 1943-44

 

 

The next set of four figures are US Infantry figures sculpted by Bill Chillstrom. They are presented as two sets of complimentary pairs, and all four could certainly be used in a single diorama :

  • PT-005 - US Assault Team No.1 Europe 1944-45

  • PT-006 - G.I.s Advancing No. 2 Europe 1944-45

  • PT-007 - G.I.s Advancing No. 2 Europe 1944-45

  • PT-008 - US Assault Team No.2 Europe 1944-45

All eight figures are frozen in action poses - running, firing weapons, kneeling or even one throwing a potato masher grenade. The figures are beautifully sculpted, with a high standard of casting also being maintained. Parts breakdown is logical in all cases.

Casting blocks should not present a problem. Even the weapons are cast onto a single attachment point at the butt, instead of the usual Warriors practice of sizeable attachments along the length of the part.

Whether these figures are used individually in vignettes or teamed up for a larger diorama, they should prove to be a very popular addition to the figure modellers' collection.

All Recommended.

Thanks to VLS for the review samples


These and other VLS products may be viewed at the VLS Website


Text and Images Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 21 September, 2003
Last updated 11 October, 2003

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