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German Winter Combatants 1943-1945

DML 1/35 German Winter Combatants 1943-1945 Kit First Look

By Cookie Sewell

Date of Review August 2012 Manufacturer DML
Subject German Winter Combatants 1943-1945 Scale 1/35
Kit Number 6704 Primary Media 157 parts in grey styrene
Pros Four more single figures for display with a vehicle or separately Cons No cohesive relationship among these figures
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $16.95

First Look

The latest entry in the "four figures in a box" sets from DML are four figures in late war winter uniforms. These include a gebirgsjaeger in white parka with skis and a Kar 98 carbine; an MG42 gunner in regular winter parka; a solder in overcoat with Gewehr 43 rifle; and a camouflaged Panzerschrek gunner with Soviet-style furashka fur cap. All poses are static.

The base of each figure is the normal six parts (head, torso, arms and legs) but most of them also have extra parts for the collar and neck area (scarves) and the skirts of the coats or parkas. No photo-etched parts are provided so the modeler must come up with slings or in the case of the skis the binding straps and runaway straps for the ski poles.

Artwork is by an artist named Andrew and is similar to the popular Volstad style. Directions are the usual "stick here and paint like the box art" type.

Overall this is a handy set for anyone doing a winter vehicle and wanting a figure to set it off.

Thanks to DML for the review sample.

Sprue Layout:

  • 6704 49 Four figures, specific kit accessories (skis, parka details, carbine)
  • G 60 German Generic Kit - helmets, bread bags, canteens, gas masks, etc.
  • G 4 German Generic Kit - entrenching tools
  • W 30 German Generic Weapons - Kar 98K, MG34, MG42, MP40, etc.
  • WE 14 German Generic Weapons - Panzerschrek and ammunition