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DAK Panzer & Artillery Crew Libya 1941

DML 1/35 DAK Panzer & Artillery Crew Libya 1941 Kit First Look

By Cookie Sewell

Date of Review May 2012 Manufacturer DML
Subject DAK Panzer & Artillery Crew Libya 1941 Scale 1/35
Kit Number 6693 Primary Media 144 parts (136 in grey styrene, 8 etched brass)
Pros Paired subjects more suitable to dioramas and vignettes Cons Nothing major noted
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $14.95

First Look

After a long string of four individual figures in a set, DML has now changed a bit and offers two two-figure pairs in one box. This is a bit better in some respects, as they are more useful in placing them in either dioramas or vignettes as well as setting off an individual model.

The figures comprise two figures in overcoats sharing a mess tin of soup and an officer in the long sleeve/long pants uniform giving instructions to an NCO. The figures are nicely animated and well sculpted.

Each figure consists of the basic six parts (head, torso, legs and arms) but the two in overcoats each have a separate two-piece skirt to the coat. Generic kit and weapons are included, and specific kit includes sand goggles a headset for the panzer NCO.

The artwork is by Ron Volstad but for some reason DML has cheapened up the directions and gone to the “stick here” photos common in most of their sets vice the painting directions Ron has done for them in the past.

Overall this is a nicely done set and with the continuing popularity of the Afrika Korps mystique it should be well received.

Thanks to DML for the review sample.

Sprue Layout:

  • 6693 42 Four figures and basic kit
  • G 56 German Generic Kit: helmets, gas masks, ammo pouches, etc.
  • G 4 Entrenching tools
  • G 4 Entrenching tools (different carrier)
  • W 30 German Generic Weapons: Kar 98K, MP40, MG34, MG42, MP44, Gewehr 43
  • MA 8 Etched brass