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"Max Wunsche" Western Front, 1944 - Young Miniatures Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    YM1826
    "Max Wunsche" - Western Front 1944
    1/10th scale resin bust - 48 parts, resin, brass etched, copper wire
    Sculpted by - Ebroin
    Painted by Diego Ruina

    Max 01.jpg

    For 2010's final release, Young Miniature has brought us a beautiful kit of Max Wunsche, standing in his turret on the German Western Front during WWII. This kit is quite an involved kit comprising 48 total parts. The figure is of resin as is the tank turret. Brass etched parts are supplied along with an instruction sheet for the Brass parts. Copper wire is also included for the wiring of the head phones.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Max 02.jpg

    Max 03.jpg

    Arriving in Young's standard heavy cradboard box with all parts separated by layers of foam this kit is broken down into 6 individual sealed zip-lok bags for all the smaller parts.

    Max 05.JPG

    The turret parts above were sandwiched between the layers of foam with the main parts of the figure.

    Max 04.JPG

    In showing the parts I have taken photographs of the contents of each bag seen below.

    Bag 1

    Max 06.JPG

    Bag 2

    Max 07.jpg

    Bag 3

    Max 08.JPG

    Bag 4

    Max 09.JPG

    Bag 5

    Max 10.JPG

    Bag 6

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  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Turret Parts Review

    Max 12.JPG Max 13.JPG

    Max 14.jpg Max 15.JPG

    Max 16.JPG Max 17.JPG

    Max 18.JPG Max 19.JPG

    Above are the main component parts of the turret showing both the front and back of each part.

    Max 20.JPG

    Above you see all the parts dry-fitted together. Even though the hatch will be displayed open I have pictured the hatch as though closed.

    Max 21.JPG Max 22.JPG

    Max 23.jpg

    Above is the front and back of the brass etched sheet with the instruction scanned and shown below the top photographs.

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  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Figure Review

    Max 24.jpg Max 25.jpg

    Max 26.jpg Max 27.JPG

    Max 28.JPG Max 29.JPG

    Above is the separate cast head of Max Wunsche showing various views of his face and back of head.

    Max 30.jpg Max 31.JPG

    Max 32.jpg Max 33.jpg

    Above is the separate cast upper chest portion of the torso.

    Max 34.JPG Max 35.JPG

    Max 36.JPG Max 37.JPG

    Above are the various views of the lower leg section of the torso.

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  5. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Max 38.JPG Max 39.JPG

    Max 40.JPG Max 41.JPG

    Above are the various views of the hat.

    Max 42.jpg

    The above arms and hands are cast separately as shown above.

    Max 43.jpg Max 44.jpg

    Max 45.jpg Max 46.jpg

    Max 47.jpg Max 48.jpg

    Above you see the main components of the figure dry-fitted together after removing the casting blocks with a Dremel sanding drum.

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  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Max 49.jpg Max 50.jpg

    Max 51.jpg

    Above you see the front, back and side view of the map case.

    Max 52.jpg

    Above you see a parts sheet including a photograph of a map to be cut from this sheet, folded and placed in his left hand.

    Additional Box Art Photographs
    painted by
    Diego Ruina

    Max 53.jpg

    Max 54.jpg Max 55.jpg

    Max 56.jpg Max 57.jpg

    Max 58.jpg

    Max 59.jpg

    Conclusion:
    Another beautiful kit produced and released by Young Miniatures. Now I can fully understand why the increase in price for this kit of a tank turret as well as a figure. Highly recommended.
    Young Miniatures web-site
    click here

    R478
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  7. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow that's an impressive kit! Multi-media baby!

    Thanks for the review Guy (y)
  8. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Nice review, added to my must have list and birthday list (hope your reading this Sharon). Les
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    That's indeed some kit. All the etch parts...
    Great.

    Marc
  10. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    The one-piece torso is very naturalistic and something of a rarety.
  11. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice one Guy! I can see now why it carries such a price tag , I think it will be money well sent .
    Thanks Sam
  12. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Now that's what I call a figure kit! Nice work Guy!

    Jay H.
  13. templar magister Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thank you Guy for the wonderful review.I am possitive that the figure worth to have it.
    Christos
  14. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi!

    Fantastic work from Ebroin.
  15. Einion Well-Known Member

    Man that looks exceptional! Now that I see the bare resin the quality of the sculpting is easier to see - the fine puckering at the seams is excellently done.

    Thanks as always for taking to time to shoot pics and post 'em Guy (y)

    Einion
  16. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very impressive as usual from Young.
    Thanks for the excellent review Guy,
    Carl.
  17. Redcap A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This has "Classic" written all over it!
    An excellent sculpt and piece.
    Gary
  18. Tarok Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for the review, Guy. Fast approaching that 500 review mark ;)

    Regarding Wunsche's rank insignia: was he known to wear the camouflage insignia on both arms (some WSS officers were known to have worn the insignia on both arms)? IIRC regulation was the upper left arm only.
  19. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb!

    The review and the piece!

    Many thanks for doing the review Guy

    :)

    Mark
  20. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Amazing work and superb reveiw.

    One question...............................where can I buy it from??

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