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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

WarModelling vs Esci / Italeri, WW2 German Infantry


The photo above compares three German paratroopers from WarModelling (black washed metal) with three German infantry figures from Esci / Italeri (in dark green plastic). Click on the image for a larger version.

THE METAL FIGURES

Manufacturers’ designation and Number of Poses:

The metal figures come from WarModelling’s World War Two range. They are part of set WW22, titled “German Fallschirmj√§gers (CRETE)”. This is a boxed set with 22 figures in unique poses, plus a small mortar.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 21mm.
Body Build (from 5 categories): C (Average).

Availability and Cost:

The WarModelling figures are currently available. They can be ordered directly from the manufacturer. Cost from manufacturer: 19.50 EUR for the complete box.

Notes on the Samples:

The figures were kindly supplied by the manufacturer.

THE PLASTIC FIGURES

Manufacturers’ designation and Number of Poses:


The plastic figures were originally released by Esci as set 201“World War Two German Soldiers.” The box included 50 figures in 15 poses.

The set was reissued by Italeri as set 6033, “German Infantry, Panzergrenadiere.”

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 21mm.
Body Build (from 5 categories): C (Average).

Availability and Cost:

Italeri continues to produce these figures, and they can be found easily in hobby shops. For instance, Netmerchants sells them for £5.39.

Notes on the Samples:

Some of the sample figures were donated by Liam Sullivan.

General Notes:

See the side panel lists for websites of the manufacturers, distributors and retailers mentioned above. To convert cost figures to your currency, use a site such as xe.com, also listed in the side panel.

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