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PT-027 – “German Heer, 1943-45”
is a 1/35th scale resin figure sculpted by Tony Williams. The figure is very simply portrayed casually leaning against a pole (not included), although this could really be anything, with hands sunk deeply in his trouser pockets. Released in June 2006, the box-art is painted by Emiliano Iacobacci.
PT-027 wears an interesting ensemble. The dominant feature of his outfit is the M1942 field greatcoat, with hood. The greatcoat is identified as the M1942 model due to the wider collar for better protection against the cold. The soldier has attached the universal hood. To be perfectly honest I have not seen many figures of this period wearing the greatcoat with the hood.
For extra warmth the subject wears padded reversible camouflage trousers, with hands deep in the thigh pockets. The legs cover the tops of his ankle boots.
For headgear, this soldier wears the M-43 Einheitsfeldsmütze
PT-027, moulded in a light grey coloured resin, comes in a kit form consisting of only three pieces. The figure is packaged in a small box with the parts inside a small zip-lock bag.
The figure consists of the following pieces: full figure excluding head; head with Einheitsfeldsmütze
; and the greatcoat’s right skirt.
The head, wearing the Einheitsfeldsmütze
, is generally well detailed and moulded. The face is well sculpted and defined. The field cap is nicely detailed and defined with national insignia on the front. There is no flash and the casting block is easily removed.
The figure proper is extremely well detailed and cast. One gets a good feel for the bulkiness of the greatcoat by way of the well-placed folds. I particularly like the attention paid to the empty buttonholes and the way the coat gathers at the back. The inclusion of the universal hood is of course a nice addition.
The padded reversible camouflage trousers are well sculpted. One gets a sense of chunkiness about them. It is interesting to see them worn over the boots as opposed to tucked into gaiters. It definitely adds to the casual look of the figure.
The right skirt of the greatcoat is cast separately from the figure. Its small locator pin helps it fit easily onto the figure.
The figure is totally devoid of flash (except for the casting block), although there was a very slight seam along the back of the greatcoat. This can easily be sanded down in seconds. My sample has some discolouration in the resin on the collar of the greatcoat, but I do not think this a serious issue.
Admittedly this figure does not have one of the most dynamic of poses, nor does it look particularly interesting. But, this is a very nice figure. It is well detailed and generally well cast and good quality. In addition, how many figures wearing greatcoats with the hood have you seen? This little figure will be great either as a stand-alone or as part of something bigger like a vignette or diorama. Recommended