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Hauptsturmfuhrer Michael Wittmann 1944 - Mitches Military Models

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by MMM, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. MMM A Fixture

    Something a bit different from us in both scale and subject is this 1/10 resin kit depicting the famous german tiger tank commander. This model was sculpted by Pavol Ovecka and Maurice Corry and is designed for use with a 1/10th scale tiger tank produced by Silvercrestmodels www.silvercrestmodels.co.uk
    The kit is available direct from www.mitchesmilitarymodels.co.uk and is priced at £60.00 which includes worldwide postage. A bust version is available for £30.00
    Thanks
    Ross

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  2. ellie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
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  3. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Sorry for being a spoiler - the face shows a good resemblance of Wittman and the uniform shows nice crisp details likewise but the pose looks more like taken out of a slapstick movie. The figure is suffering seriously from the "raised-shoulder-syndrome" while the s-form of the spine brings the hips to the front in a strange way and I leave it to the eyes of the beholder if you point like this on a target to your left. Maybe you do so after taking a blast from your own Tiger tank or after Brad Pitt and "Fury" have taken you out of the game.
    While I admire Moz for the stream of figures he sculpts I think that pictures of life models adapting the poses he is working on might help to avoid anatomical problems that are hard to correct in large scales.

    Cheers, Martin
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  4. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    I like this one a lot.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  5. Waterman Active Member

    I like it, and this time I am not sniping from the sidelines. Very nice.
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  6. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nicely sculpted.
    What would the cammo be for his uniform?

    Gells
  7. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Most probably black:).
    According to the description of a PK-journalist and a picture taken in proximity to the action at Villers Bocage Witmann looked like this during his engagement with elements of the 22nd tank brigade
    [IMG]
    Beneath the leather jacket he wore a dark blue maintenance overall.
    The figure of MMM seems to depict him how he appeared on propaganda shots wearing the black uniform of the tank corps.
    [IMG] Frankreich-Nord.- Obersturmführer Michael Wittmann mit Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz1.jpg
    But there are images showing him with peadot camo as well - so if you go for camo here is the evidence
    michael wittmann in peadot NORMANDY 1944.jpg

    Cheers, Martin

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