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Review WW1 Bavarian Officer from Nick Majerus

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, May 14, 2022.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lets have a figure from the front line of WW1

    Based on this original period picture IMG_1255.JPG

    The picture shows really well the frontline soldier in his day to day life , going between intense stress to moments of semi relaxation....but still ready for any happening

    As you see from the text a OR's coat worn by a officer , or possibly a SNCO as there are no hints of rank , he wears the soft cap "worn frontline style" carrying a mauser broomhandle pistol , interestingly worn hanging loose

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    Books are naturally readily available here are a few:

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    Continued in next post

    Nap
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lets look at the Resin

    Title: WW1 German Frontline Soldier

    Scale: approx 90mm

    No of pieces: 5 including base

    Material: Gray Resin

    Sculptor:Max Chertov of Latvia

    3DPrint/Casting: Casimiro Bucceri did the 3dprint and he had someone else do the casting.

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    Consisting of torso, legs, head, weapon and a base

    Prep

    Remove small amount of excess in the neck area , and fine casting line from head rear and sand off the raised areas on the cap top ,then dryfit the head and then fit in position , the locating post on the neck underside is cleanly cast , on the review piece no putty was required

    There is another casting line running down the left arm ......easy to remove with sanding or a sharp blade (be careful)

    You will need to fit the legs into the torso ...a very simple process and also the weapon handle edge
    has a small amount of sanding needed

    General look around the resin:

    The torso is cast with the hands in the pockets as in the picture , the coat slightly open at the lower edge , at the collar there is the lutzen , which looking at the reference look like full patches , buttons are central on the coat fully buttoned up with the weapon carrying strap cast onto the upper torso going across the left shoulder, shoulder straps are plain and sitting nicely in place , folds and creases are soft and natural in keeping with the material
    Hanging over the collar and right shoulder is a trench whistle , a real nice addition , I have shown a german version in the references , british styles were also used

    You will note a couple of things ...the lower part has a surface texture , this is to simulate the mud we see in the picture and secondly the underneath is fully hollow , fit being into a accurate cutout

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    The legs are wearing the marching boots , the trousers full and showing good creases for approx , fits simple and being separate allows full painting before hand , you will note again the boots again have the "mud" texture on them

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    The head is nicely done , all features are easy to get to and formed well, the cap is well scaled in thickness , the peak a good shaping , he has a closely shaved head , often seen to avoid or at least help with the lice etc

    Note: The reference I have shown has a camo band around the lower part , underneath this it would be a red band

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    The weapon is as stated a Mauser with the broomhandle , this is a good version of it with the mechanism well shown , fit is no issue

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    Finally the base , a well textured base with clear areas where the feet fit onto , the lower edges needing a bit of sanding but nothing major , you could also use it within a larger base and with more scaled figures

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    Final Thoughts

    A very useful figure well thought out in respect the casting and the build plenty of options to weather the piece , very little prep and a good reference to work from

    For more details and to order contact Nick Majerus at this email: sheetmetalguy43@gmail.com

    Or you can contact via PF using the message option and of course via social media

    ***See update below***

    RECOMMENDED

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  3. grasshopper A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    No brand? Found it strange to only find a reference to how to order with a link to an email..is it a one off? Odd review…
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Not an odd review , No brand as such as I said it was released under the watchful eyes of Nick Majerus

    Update from Nick

    Hi Kevin

    Franco Carcione purchased the rights to produce it as well as these ( links show your reviews )

    French Mary https://www.planetfigure.com/posts/1169260/

    Lt. Brown https://www.planetfigure.com/posts/1214303/

    Col. Hawkins https://www.planetfigure.com/posts/1219627/


    So people may now purchase them Franco francocarcione@libero.it

    or me.

    Regards

    Nick
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  5. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Kevin, thanks for the explanation and review of the kits. I hope that clears up any confusion.

    Nick
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  6. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Franco Carcione's company is called Masetrclass. at htts://masterclass.it/wp/
    email quota33associazione@libero.it Contact Franco if you would to purchase one of the figures.

    Thanks Kevin for all the great reviews that you did on the figures.
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Saw this great picture of the weapon on social media

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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Great painting using this figure

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    Nap
  9. BRAN Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Thank you so much for sharing Kev !!
  10. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Great review, as always... Nice figure.. Be nice if was in 120mm scale, it would look great next to the Jon SMITH figures...

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