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German infanty Weapons pt. 1
WWII German Infantry Weapons pt. 1
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by: Roman [ BIZARRE ]


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Introduction

Many years ago Dragon Model had a quartermaster series that included different WWII and modern weapons. Most of those are sold out but sometimes you can find them in LHS, e-bay, or online retailers (I got mine for 5 USD at Hobbyeasy).

Kit contents and review

Usual Dragon's figure cardboard end opening box with weapons drawn on the front side and painting guide on the back. Inside there is 1 plastic bag containing 4 sprues.

On the sprues you will find 18 types of weapons, from pistols to machine guns, each item present in duplicates, while pistols are 4 of each.

Here is a full list:

MG15
MG42
MG34
ZB-26
FG42 with scope
StG.44
Kar 43 with scope
Kar 98 folding stock
Gew 43
VG 1-5
Mp40
Mkb 42 (w)
Kar98k
Gew 33/40
Mkb 42 (h)
Mauser M1932
Mauser HSc
Walther flare pistol


The weapon and related parts (f.e. for MG's and rifles with scopes) are located in its own part of the sprue with a name, so you won't get lost even if you will lose the box. The standard of molding is a bit outdated and cannot compete with Gen2 weapons, but since many of those are not available anywhere else in plastic (like Mauser pistol) it is a good set. There are no pin marks or flash, and only little clean up is required. Be careful when removing them from the sprues, some are very tiny.

Conclusion

Even though the weapons are not Gen2, they can be useful if you do a diorama or need to put something in your vehicle and don't want to buy figure kits (these are my usual source of weapons). If you add an etched sling they will look great.
SUMMARY
Highs: Cheap source of various German weapons (+ some are rare!)
Lows: Inferior to Gen2 items.
Verdict: Recommended.
Percentage Rating
75%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 3809
  Suggested Retail: ?
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  PUBLISHED: Sep 12, 2011
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.52%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 86.19%

About Roman (Bizarre)
FROM: AKERSHUS, NORWAY

Copyright 2017 text by Roman [ BIZARRE ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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