Monday, January 17, 2011

Caesar WWII German Panzergrenadiers 2

Another Post today, no Post tomorrow :)
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In the past two games, I noticed, that I own far too few common infantrists and maybe also machine gunners.
As a result of this perception I went out to get get some more supplies. Unfortunately my local store did not have any pretty sets of common Infantry in stock, I looked out for something else and made a find!

My upcoming troops will feature two squads of Panzergrenadiers, which currently consits of some soldiers of the German Elite Troops Set by Italeri. This set contains a mixture of men wearing Greatcoats, common uniforms and camo-smocks, which I want to use for my mobile infantry. Due to the mixture, the haul of smocked Men is pretty thin. So, at my supplier I stumbled upon the Caesar WWII German Panzergenadiers 2 Set. Having in mind, that Caesar produces some high-class miniatures, I did not get around buying these:

The box shows a soldier using a machine gun, but this fellow is not included in the set :-/
Also the box says 35+ Figures, meaning exactly 36, as also mentioned at PlasticSoldierReview.
Although this set is featuring extremely detailed featured, there is something that makes me a little sad:
Caesar obviously was a bit sloppy while packing my set: The very last guy on the pictures of PSR was not included in my Set, leaving only 10 out of 11 Poses. As you will see, the figures come with almost NO flash. The only thing left to criticize is the really really soft plastic (I'm terrified of painting these) and the rather thin heads of these guys.

Anyways, here are some pictures of these beautifully sculpted figures in the remaining 10 poses:

Last but not least, this is my favourite figure in this set. A masterpiece. Although I am not quite sure, what kind of beast this guy is attacking :D Next to my Panther (same Scale) he is holding the "Hafthohlladung" high above the chassis, obviously trying to attach it with the (in germany commonly known) "Siemens Lufthaken".
I'm not really sure if everybody understands this joke, nevermind ;-)

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  1. The soft plastic Caesar uses hates enamel paints, but is fine with acrylics. If you're really worried, give them a good undercoating and they'll be sweet.

  2. Hello Kiwi! I made that experience about a year ago, when I started painting figures.
    Yesterday, I gave all my enamel-paints away to two of my mates, those were about 40-50 cans!
    Painting with acrylics is a lot more fun!
    I use Revell Aqua Color and Vallejo Model Air.
    Top products...

  3. "Siemens Lufthaken" In English I believe is "Sky Hook"!

  4. Hehe, thank you, S!
    Feel free to join my Blog :)

    Do you have a blog yourself?

    Greetings, Mojo


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