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German Officers'
Field Session Set

  

Tristar

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description: 35006 - German Officers' Field Session Set
Scale: 1/35
Price: AUD$22.00 (approx USD$12.00) RRP
Contents and Media: 006 - 33 pieces in grey injection moulded styrene; 1 x photo-etched fret with 2 parts
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent sculpting - varied facial expressions, natural poses, realistic fabric drape; top quality moulding - luxurious plastic with no visible imperfections; unique and interesting subjects; attractive and helpful painting guide and boxart
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

Preview

 

Tristar's release no. 35006 comprises 33 crisply moulded parts on a single grey sprue and a tiny photo-etched fret with two sets of eye glasses.

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The quality of sculpting is excellent - well up to the standard of the earlier five releases. The faces are individually expressive, the fabric of the uniforms drape realistically, the proportions of the figures are nice and the poses are quite natural. As usual, the moulding is first rate. Seam lines are kept to a minimum, and there are no imperfections (sink marks, ejector pins etc) anywhere on the figures.

This set comprises four full figures. These are all very individual characters, including a portly Wehrmacht General with his Adjutant, an infantry officer, and a Panzer officer. They will combine easily for a Field briefing, or will also be appropriate singly or in smaller groups

Engineering of the parts has been well thought out. The figure in the greatcoat has each leg and its individual section of coat moulded as separate parts, meaning that the coat is realistically open underneath.

 

 

Painting and construction notes are assisted by colour photographs on the back of the packaging. These are photos of the actual figures. They are beautifully finished.

The box art is both attractive and practical. The flaps at the ends of the boxes include colour maps and various data plates in 1/35 scale.

Colour callouts are provided for Tamiya, Mr Colour and Humbrol paints.

Thanks to C.K. Pat from Tristar Model (International) for the review sample


Tristar products are distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Modelmania.

Check their website for Retailers or Trade enquiries.



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Page Created 26 June, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003

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