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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

WarModelling vs Revell, WW2 German Infantry


The photo above compares three Afrika Korps figures from Revell (in tan plastic) with four German paratroopers from WarModelling (black washed metal). 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 Revell figures come from box 02513 “WW2 Africa Corps.” This box includes 50 figures in 12 poses.

Figure Characteristics:

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

Availability and Cost:

This set is not currently listed as being in production at Revell, and in fact a different Afrika Korps set is now listed by the company, which is a remake of the former Esci set. However, boxes and used figures from this set can still be found online and at some local hobby shops. For instance, as of the present date, there is a box selling on eBay with a “Buy it Now” price of $6.50 US.

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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