Mountain Troops (Officers) "Handschar"
Kit # F053 Preview by Paul Provan - paulalba2004(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk
Edited by Rob Haelterman

These are a very interesting set of figures. There is loads of detail on these guys and the sculptor has even managed to detail the boots with heavy grips. The SS Mountain Trooper has a lot of added detail that picks the figure out and even has a cigarette in his right hand.
I managed to pick out the medals and ribbons etc; I spent a fair bit of time on the Croatian badge on the sleave and also on the medal ribbons. I feel I managed to pick up the crossed swords on the right collar well and also picked out the sleeve band.
They are of a very unusual subject that I dont think has been covered by any other manufacturer in 1/76 or 1/72 scale and I think will look nice placed beside vehicles in the Balkans during late WW2.
I really enjoyed painting these guys as the detail is 1st class. A nice set of figures to have.
Happy modelling


Ed. note:
Milicast labels these figures as mountain troops, and you will be able to use these figures as generic mountain troops, at least for those that do not carry the typical fez of the 13. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS „Handschar“ (kroatische Nr. 1).

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Article Last Updated: 26 November 2009