DML 1/35 German Snipers Kit First Look
By Ray Mehlberger
|Date of Review||November 2006||Manufacturer||DML|
|Kit Number||6093||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Works well with many of the Tamiya, DML and Trumpeter WWII German SP Guns||Cons|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$6.95|
This older DML kit comes in a end-opening type box. The box art is by DML’s resident artist Vostad and it is dated as 1998. The box art is a little strange. It is divided in half. The left half shows two snipers in front of a log building wearing white winter uniforms.
The right half shows 2 snipers in camouflaged smocks in front of some hedges. This was done, because that is the way the 4 figures are actually molded in the kit as wearing. The back of the box is the full color assembly instructions with front and rear views of each figure. Below this are some line drawings of 3 different types of equipment cases and the reversible camouflage smock.
Inside the box are one large parts tree and one small parts tree, both molded in light gray plastic.
The larger tree holds the parts of the 4 figures (divided into separate torso, arms, legs and head. Also on this tree are: 4 spades in carrying cases, 3 steel helmets, separate hoods that go on the 2 figures wearing winter uniforms, ammo pouches and a couple pairs of binoculars. 3 of the figures wear steel helmets and the 4th figure is wearing a peaked cap. (49 parts).
These figures are finely molded and the detail is very good.
The small tree holds 4 rifles. One of these has the scope molded onto it and the other 3 have separate scopes. (7 Parts).
This is a neat kit, because you can use the figures in two dioramas later. One showing 2 of them in a winter setting and the other two during warmer weather.
This is a second box of these, for me, but I don’t regret getting them again.