German 20mm Flak Crew
in Shirt Sleeves
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by Stephen 'Tank
Edited by Marc MERCIER
This small scale figure set comprises five German uniformed WW2 soldiers posed to serve a 2-cm Flak 30 or Flak 38 AA gun. The gun type I am basing on the distinctive 2-cm ammunition clips being held by two of the figures. We have a sitting gunner figure, commander, two loaders, and a standing figure with a rangefinder. The figures are packaged in a small plastic bag with no padding, and no painting guide. We can see in the photo of the parts that one end of the rangefinder broke off during handling and shipment to me.
I have five pale green cast resin figures on two pour plugs with no separate heads or arms. Detail on the figures I feel is good though the proportions do not appear quite right, the arms appear too big and the legs too short. Considering the poor proportions compared to Milicast's other figures sets, and low set number of "3", I suspect this is an early release from Milicast, perhaps not. Though sold as 1/76 I believe these are passable with 1/72-scale vehicles.
figures can be used with a wide range of models kits such as the ACE
or Dragon 2-cm Flak kits, Revell or Hasegawa Sd.Kfz. 7/1 Flakvierling
, or various Wirbelwind kits. These figures may also work with other
Flak gun models and in other vehicles and settings.
DIVISIONS 1941-45, Osprey Military Men-At-Arms Series 229, (1990)
ISBN1 85532 100 9
THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-45 (5) WESTERN FRONT 1941-43, Osprey Military Men-At-Arms Series 336, (2000) ISBN 1 85532 797 X
Preview sample purchased by the author.
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Article Last Updated: 11 August 2014