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WWII Soviet Assault Red Army w/Winter Gear

Trumpeter 1/35 WWII Soviet Assault Red Army w/Winter Gear Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2007 Manufacturer Trumpeter
Subject WWII Soviet Assault Red Army w/Winter Gear Scale 1/35
Kit Number 0414 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Nice diorama accessories Cons Minimal assembly instructions
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $9.95

First Look

Trumpeter continues to turn out some interesting figure sets to help bring their detailed armor offerings to life. While a few other companies continue to turn out as many German figures in 1/35 scale as actually fought in World War II, Trumpeter offers us some nice figures to render the victors of the Great Patriotic War (WWII).

WWII Soviet Assault Red Army w/Winter Gear Soviet Figures Kit

This set has four comrades in dynamic poses:

  • One is running forward to the next bit of cover
  • One has his machine gun at the ready
  • One is pushing up with his machine gun as if to peek over an obstacle
  • One is laying near the top of the obstacle with his rifle at the ready

In addition to the four figures, a nice array of background diorama offerings are provided in styrene including buckets, tin cups, canteens, water bags, and magazine (ammo) pouches.

As you can see in the photos, the kit is presented on two parts trees, all molded in light gray styrene.

In addition to the other details included in the set, a nice set of weapons are also included including PPsh-41 and M1891/30 rifles. The one weapons not mentioned in the instuctions is even more fascinating - thanks to Peter Low for the ID, the long rifle is the 14.5mm PTRS 1941 anti-tank rifle. You can learn more about this unique weapon here.

It is nice to see some figures being developed of Soviet Army troops in more dynamic poses that can be adapted to bring a vignette to life. Keep them coming Trumpeter!