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German Soldier-Bicyclist, 1939-1942

Master Box 1/35 German Soldier-Bicyclist, 1939-1942 Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2015 Manufacturer Master Box
Subject German Soldier-Bicyclist, 1939-1942 Scale 1/35
Kit Number 35171 Primary Media Styrene, Photo-Etch
Pros Great sculpting Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $23.50

First Look

German Soldier-Bicyclist, 1939-1942

Here's a nice release from Master Box which provides a subject which can be used as a stand-alone display model or be integrated into a vignette or diorama. This set depicts a German soldier standing holding his bicycle. The bike is carrying his personal gear, weapons and ammunition. While you might title this as an early-war self-propelled infantryman, it can be part of a greater story.

The kit is molded in gray styrene and presented on three parts trees plus a fret of photo-etched details. If you look at the image to the right (click on it for a larger view) you'll see the bike is almost a single part with only the handlebars, seat, light, and rear rack needing assembly plus those nice photo-etched spoke wheels which will drop right into place. The figure is nicely sculpted and will make painting the sharp detailing easy.

This will make a nice project and lends itself to a nice display for your next contest entry.

My sincere thanks to DML for this review sample!