Review WW2 German Sgt from Nuts Planet

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks,

    logo.jpg continue to add to their range of 75mm figures this time adding a new period (WW2) to the series the subject releases was announced here on PF:

    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads...gruppe-mitte-jury-1941-from-nutsplanet.79738/

    and of course on social media as always

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    The subject mentions a particular Army Group (Heeresgruppe Mitte) that fought on the horrors of the Eastern Front ..the Middle Army Group , in better climatic conditions initially before the Russian winter caused such chaos alongside supply issues.

    German forces used a system of coloured edging called waffenfarbe on the uniform epaulettes to distinguish the unit types
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    Books are plenty here are a couple on both the Army Group Mitte
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    and uniforms
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    Continued in next post (references)

    Nap
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  2. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Here we have references for the subject figure

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    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Lets see what the box holds

    Details

    Title: WWII German Sergeant Heeresgruppe Mitte July 1941

    Reference: NP 75010

    Scale: 75mm

    Material: Gray Resin

    No of pieces: 12

    Sculptor: Oriol Quin

    Box Art: Myeong-Ha Hwang

    As with all of Nuts releases the box is the distinctive blue one with a colour picture on the top German Nuts 001.jpg and side German Nuts 002.jpg , parts are held between foam layers with the smaller ones being in a clear bag


    Parts consist of the main figure , head , 2 arms , helmet and 6 pieces of equipment plus a base.
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    Prep

    This is minimal to say the least with parts having small casting plugs to cut and sand away , nothing major but care will be needed when removing the helmet and the weapon ones though , reference to the box pictures help in the positioning .

    We will look at the main figure in this part

    Depicted in the standard uniform our subject stands casually weapon at the ready looking around ( once the arms and head is in place !!!)

    First impressions are that the sculpting is a little softer and less defined as with other releases, the sculptors style perhaps , saying that the clothing sits quite nicely onto the figure , folds are natural .

    The jacket has the collar open with a scarf being worn around the neck , the collar has the earlier style insignia

    Belts are good with nice buckle details with locating holes for the arms and the other parts, buttons are rounded the waist belt has a impression in the middle to fit the grenade.

    Trousers sit well into the top of the marching boots , these are nicely styled

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    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Now to the remaining pieces

    Head

    A young looking face the details are very good with nice work on the features like the eyes and the ears with the mouth held shut, the hair shows good texture and shaping , some strands of hair slightly over the forehead .

    Fit to the neck area is simple and good when in place.

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    Arms

    The left sits nicely into the main figure well , careful removing the casting plug on the left one so as not to spoil the shoulder shape , the hand is shown gripping , with the fingers nicely defined , the same comment applies to the right one with this gripping the MP40 very good , the MP40 itself has good details with the folded stock being underneath the weapon , the hand is holding the the grip with the forefinger across the trigger guard.

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    Helmet

    Good shaped piece of Resin , fitting to the torso at the middle

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    IMO it would have been nice to have a helmeted option for the head as well as bareheaded giving the modeller more options

    Remaining Equipment

    Note: One of the best references I have is the Militaria Guide 7 from H & C so get yourself a copy if you can

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    The items supplied include a pistol in the holster , stick grenade , field items including a field pack with the gas mask , shelter quarter, gas cape , and mess tins on one piece , also a bread bag and water bottle as well as a entrenching tool ( spade in cover ) with a bayonet in place also, there is also a 3 sectioned magazine pouch.

    All items show a good level of details straps , buckles etc are all nicely done , painting will be easier IMO if its done separately and then fitted ( after dry fitting of course) .

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    Base

    A simple small base is provided , most will discard or use within a larger groundwork , this is textured on the surface and has rocks strewn about

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    Final Thoughts

    I have no doubt this will please the WW2 modeller , IMO sculpting is a little soft in places but this will paint up well , lots of areas to work on , the usual good presentation from Nuts Planet , it would be nice to have a WW1 subject as well .

    A good addition to the range of 75mm which now has a wide range of historical periods to choose from.

    For more information on this and other releases have a look at the website

    www.nutsplanet.com

    or follow on facebook

    www.facebook.com/nutsplanet

    E Mail: nutsplanet@gmail.com

    Thanks to [IMG] for the review piece and to you all for looking in

    Enjoy the modelling

    Nap
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Lets just enjoy some unpainted versions
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    and now some of the great box art

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    ENJOY

    Nap
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Excellent review Kev, looks to be a great casting.
  7. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I dunno, what do like better, MR or RM after your name?

    MR = Master Reviewer
    RM = Review Master

    And now, I want to get one of these and its all your fault :D!

    Another great review Kevin, I appreciate it (y)!

    Joe
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  8. swralph A Fixture

    Great review Nap:).
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  9. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments ...

    Bob ..thanks and it is a nice piece

    Joe reckon my SWMBO would reckon it means Resin Mangler !

    Ralph ..thanks for comments appreciate responses

    Nap

    PS more will follow ..just getting a bit tied down ready for Euro !
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  10. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    again, wow, thank you so much.
  11. Adam401 New Member

    You might wanna DDRop those boots and Czech for a better set of webbing in those photos.
    Wehrmacht boots were pebbled with a roughout toe, and a little shorter than most postwar boots were, and the webbing is a (poorly) converted czechoslovakian 1960s set, I have a set myself that I'm converting using postwar austrian parts :p

    Also the Holster is a Bulgarian Makarov one, german ones were usually dyed black with boot polish.

    Can't wait to see the finished figure though :)
  12. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    E very thorough review of what is clearly an excellent offering.

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