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Preiser - WWII German Infantry riflemen with mortar, lined up (72536) _________(EXT)

 

 

Manufacturer Preiser
Scale 1/72
Set Code 72536
Year 2008
No. of Figures 8
No. of Poses 8
Additional Items None
Size Medium
Material Hard Plastic
Colour Gray
Flash Level Medium
Glue-ability Excellent (Polly-cement)
Conversion-ability Medium
Optimal Period 1939 - 1945

 

Review

Preiser is recognised for a non-conformist approach in the field of WWII Germans, their products trying to cover less combat actions and more regular aspects of military duty. A serious gap in the field of 1/72 WWII Germans has consisted in lined-up soldiers, but thanks to this company, the issue has been solved to a great extent by two closely-linked sets launched on the market almost in the same time. Portraying lined-up troopers is already something attractive, while featuring a lined-up mortar crew with the weapon split in transportation parts, than this is really out of the ordinary.

Definitely the topic is startling and extremely valuable, but the subject does not represent the single surprise brought by WWII German Infantry riflemen with mortar, lined up, and some more being further delivered by the kit. On the box is adverted the content, namely 7 unpainted miniature figures, statement also sustained by artworks illustrating seven lined up mortar crewmen. In spite all these, when opening the box, the modeller will be pleasantly surprised seeing eight instead of seven figures, neither the artworks nor any written announcements making reference to the extra soldier. This is manufacturers little but lovely error and the presence of the eighth army-man has an easy explanation. It is well-known Preiser 1/72 figures are firstly crafted for the 1/87 scale, the taller minis being practically scaled up adaptations of their smaller cousins. Generally, the content of kits is identical in both scales, but there exist several exceptions and the here reviewed set emerges as the biggest. Made available under the same title in 1/87 and 1/72 scales at a close interval, the 1/87 version of WWII German Infantry riflemen with mortar, lined up includes not only the eight figures, but also a horse and an If. 9 cart used to transport ammunition. The eighth soldier is the horse driver and unfortunately, in the 1/72 scale, from the whole assemble formed by driver, horse, and cart, the figure is the single part succeeding to reach the upper scale.

On the other hand, despite the absence of horse and cart, most likely without intention, the producer asked for a higher price, as if the missing items had been included. Probably when setting up the price per box, the company applied identical criteria as for the 1/87 set, disregarding that in the 1/72 scale the horse and cart have not been supplied. In fact, its cost comes out as the other surprise of the kit, clients having to pay for eight figures a higher sum than for 36 soldiers of the interlinked Preiser set exemplifying lined-up infantry-men or even other 1/72 sets with a richer content released by the same corporation. Regardless of the small inconvenient, the product surely deserves its price, for instance sometimes collectors giving similar or more money on a poor quality and less figures resin set. Furthermore, the opportunity of getting the single Braille Scale Granatwerfer 34 split in transportation parts together with related padded carriers justifies any penny.

From the series of German mortars produced along WWII, Granatwerfer 34 was the first, Rheinmetall having it ready in 1932. After two years, the weapon was approved by German High Command and remained in service until the end of war as standard heavy and then medium mortar subsequent to the appearance of 12 cm Granatwerfer 42. Labelled as an 8 cm mortar, the real calibre of Granatwerfer 34 was 81.4 mm and could fire different types of projectiles at a distance between 60 to 2,400 meters. For transport, Granatwerfer 34 was divided in three parts, bipod, tube, and base plate and could be moved by various motorised or horse drawn vehicles as well as by soldiers, thanks to some specially designed padded carriers. Additionally, that kind of mortar could be met mounted on diverse vehicles, including armoured ones, the most common being Sd.Kfz. 251/2 and Sd.Kfz. 250/7.

Easy transport and maintenance, low costs and most important, terrifying effectiveness in its deadly role, determined the German strategists to stipulate in the oranisation scheme of plenty infantry companies either a mortar team or a section endowed with two Granatwerfer 34. At the beginning of war, the most usual form was a team of three at platoon level, but also some companies benefitted by the support of a specialised mortar section. Moreover, since the very beginning of WWII dedicated mortar companies were founded at regimental level, such a company being organised in two platoons, each operating four mortars for a total of eight mortars per company. In later stages, KStN drew up diverse structures for the mortar section, depending to what kind of company was attached. Stating from the simplest structure involving just three men and ending with a crew of seven or eight, Granatwerfer 34 continued to be handled by three soldiers, the other members within the squad acting as riflemen, squad leader and driver or horse(s) leader(s).

Until the launch of this set, 1/72 Granatwerfer 34 were available either in specific kits on the topic such as Armourfasts German Mortar Team, Pegasus Hobbies German Mortar Teams, and Preisers 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 in combat or within infantry sets taking in a mortar like ESCIs German Soldiers, and Afrika Corps Soldiers as well as Italeris German Elite Troops, and DAK Infantry.  Easily noticed is the present offer does not stand as the single depiction of mortars from Preiser, probably the best interpretation of the weapon in the scale, a true masterpiece, belonging to the same firm and accessible in 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 in combat. Furthermore, in the 1/87 scale, Preiser catalogue lists another set on the matter, Mortar crew, featuring just the crew and missing the main weapon. The HO kit in case has not been duplicated in the upper scale until now, but there is hope someday we will see its 1/72 version as well.

A single solitary and stranded sprue lodging both figures and mortar parts is supplied in a box shaped in the style adopted by Preiser for their latest tenders. The artworks are in the usual manner, the front showing seven soldiers lined up while the back ones might be assessed as genuine guidelines for assembly and paint the product. In this light, two back artworks provide front and back useful indications regarding five poses with dissimilar items. Three figures carry ammunition boxes, but only one is exemplified by the artworks of concern, while of course, the bonus figure is not included at all. Most of the troopers are cast as single pieces and come completely armed and geared, so this time only few drops of glue will be necessary and sufficient for putting together the content. For this reason and considering that artworks grant enough information on how to fit the parts, the instructions available at interior are definitely pointless, so no need for sacrificing the box to access the guide.    

Taking into account both KStN and the eight member mortar unit proposed by Preiser as well as their personal weapons and other particular items, it might be apprised that the producer intended to portray the standard squad of a platoon incorporated in a Granatwerfer 34 company as established by KStN 168 (01.10.1939).  However, this assessment would better apply for the initial HO version, where there is provided an If.9 cart, but even the 1/87 version still misses the second cart and its driver, a mortar squad of the above mentioned company benefitting by two If.9 carts. Consequently, the Preiser figs composing the squad embody the squad leader, gunner, gun assistant, three riflemen, cart driver, and one of the two range finders attached to the platoon. Though it might match the best with the just described formation due to attire, gear, personal weapons, and number of soldiers, this is not the single option for a Granatwerfer section, a huge number of KStNs providing various alternatives for the Preiser lined-up mortar crew.

The troopers wear the same uniform, also the most frequent type on WWII Germans made available by this company, namely M36 tunics, regular trousers, marching/jack boots (excluding the cart driver who has riding boots) and steel helmets. Their attire matches the best with the Early War period, but the minis can be deployed even in Late War stages on account that similar garment was sent to troopers until the end of war. Likewise, considering the uniform and its thickness, ideal is setting these army-men in a warm or temperate environment. In some extent, they might be utilised in cold periods, particularly having in mind the numerous references attesting WWII Germans wearing only the tunics in winter either in the first line or garrison. In this view, a scene reproducing a report of the crew in front of barracks, carried out in the middle of winter, cannot look odd.

Apart from the Granatwerfer 34 to which all these soldiers were assigned, personal weapons are equally divided between the crewmen, more precisely four pistols in holsters and four Kar98K. Such distribution totally complies with regulations provided for by KStN, registering a faultless accuracy in terms of personal weapons of a Granatwerfer 34 squad. Either delivered as spare parts or sculptured on the minis, Preiser has never made mistakes in terms of ammunition pouches for Kar98K, and the same applies for the present army-men. Visible straps of rifles are a nice touch and a key issue while all weapons are worn across the backs by the troopers endowed here with Kar98K.

Concerning individual gear, Preisers WWII German Infantry riflemen with mortar, lined up sets out as one of the most intricate plastic soldier kit to review due to the featured large amount of back packs and other uncommon elements quite hard to identify. Furthermore, scarce information or images on the topic as well as the small dimensions of particular items in Braille Scale make almost impossible a 100 percent sure evaluation. Not counting the exceptional padded carriers and their load, stuff of special interest might be a possible hammer worn on the back by the figure transporting the bipod, the cutters slinging on the left leg of a rifleman carrying ammo boxes as well as the pouch hanging on the belly of one figure with pistol, perhaps a flare gun ammunition pouch. Normally, equipment implies also familiar objects, each soldier wearing Y straps, gas mask container, bread bag, and canteen while mess tins, Zelbahns and shovels with or without bayonets attached are displayed by these soldiers in a random selection.

As earlier pointed out, the mortar parts are accommodated by the figures sprue and not on a dedicated one like in the other Preiser 1/72 Granatwerfer 34 kit. Divided in three parts as in reality, respectively bipod, tube, and base plate, this unorthodox move towards German mortars should captivate the target groups. During infantry transport, each main part was moved by a soldier and in this purpose particular padded carriers were issued for base plate and bipod while the tube was transported using a strap, similar with a rifle or MG. Here bipod comes already fixed on its padded carrier while base plate is individually delivered, the related padded carrier being sculptured on the body of the soldier assigned by the sculptor with this burden. Perhaps because the manufacturer searched accuracy and wanted to bring in front the strap of the tube, the most convenient solution was modelling in a single piece the soldiers right arm laying on the tube, too. Excepting the mortar parts, on the sprue there is emplaced another item that might set out a debate. According to the instructions, the object has to be glued in the hand of one trooper, but neither these nor the artworks showing it painted in grey provide sufficient information about what is intended to express. At a more careful look, the hobbyist can identify this point of interest consists in two poles held together by two straps. Practically, it is more than feasible the poles, although much shorter but in accordance with proportions between mortar and cannon, to be similar with the aiming stakes deployed by artillery for aligning the sight on the stake at indirect fire, and also for delimiting a firing sector. Such an assessment is also based on reference images proving the use of aiming stakes by mortar crews. Rather than giving a gray colour to them, more advisable is painting these unique poles in red and white, as the most often encountered colours applied by WWII Germans for their aiming stakes.

All parts of the Granatwerfer 34 are in scale, featuring accurate length of tube, thin bipod, and crispy detailed base plate. Due to the fact that it should be glued on the padded carrier, the base plate is completed only on the side facing the ground, the other side where normally should be the socket for fixing the tube and the handle for carrying have not been reproduced. The reason is obvious, those elements could not be seen after emplacing the part on the padded-carrier and glue would have affected the work of the sculptor, so it would have been an useless effort. Base plate was locked on its carrier through one up and two down devices not duplicated here, but also hard to spot on the real item after the base plate was in its site on the padded carrier.

The bipod represents an exciting part for modellers, granting the sole occasion of seeing a characteristic attribute of mortars in folded position and not opened as we always meet it. Besides, the bipod incorporates sufficient details for 1/72 scale and some of them like cross-levelling and traversing hand-wheels, panoramic sight, or the ring locking the tube can be further highlighted through painting. Furthermore, a brief remark on the ring intends to draw attention on the necessity of drilling it, in our case this mortar component being filled by plastic during casting. The process is extremely simple, just like at a regular barrel, and the outcome boosts the realism of the whole bipod. A plus point of this padded carrier represents the clearly noticeable strap and its buckle that secured the bipod on it. However, in reality there were two such straps, the one featured here and emplaced in the middle of bipod legs as well as another in the upper area, somewhere close to the cross-levelling hand-wheel and potentially hidden here by it or by the ring locking the tube. Additionally, two snaps set in the prolongation of the shoulder straps were fixed on the left and right legs of the bipod for an increased stability.

Bearing in mind the outstanding tube released by Preiser for their mortar in combat position, not the same thing can be said about the here received one. Nevertheless, a simply method for upgrading its appearance rests in drilling it. The tube is carried on its strap, with the bottom part including the ball shaped breech being in front, the soldier resting his palm on it. The strap was normally attached to the tube through two rings, but here it is not 100 percent clear if the sculptor wanted to replicate those. A painless tentative of showing the rings can be achieved by hobbyist through painting. Another improvement added to the strap might lie in thinning it a little, in its original version the strap in case being made either by leather or cotton. 

Of course, when targeting support weapons of WWII German infantry such as MGs and mortars, the related shells are of grand importance. This aspect could not be ignored by Preiser and here ammo is transported in wooden boxes housing three projectiles. It also should be stressed the good care and capacity granted by the sculptor in making visible in the palms of the riflemen the tiny rope handles of the ammo boxes. Perhaps in the 1/87 scale, in the If.9 cart was loaded more ammunition, but in the 1/72 scale merely three soldiers carry in each hand such an ammo box. Because the vehicle and horse have not reached this scale, implicitly, no other spare rounds are available. However, the previous Preiser set on mortar issues brilliantly covers the matter, featuring single projectiles as well as opened and closed three projectiles metal containers. Corroborating these with the wooden boxes from here, it might be said the manufacturer succeeded to make a comprehensive description of the most distinctive elements in terms of Granatwerfer 34 ammunition.   

As title and artwork emphasise, poses make a proper description of a lined-up mortar squad, ideal for taking part either at a military parade or a briefing session carried out on the front line or training camp. Except the just mentioned utilisations, other exploitations are quite limited by their stances, with linked legs and arms along their bodies. In contrast with the figures incorporated in the inter-connected set, because the featured equipment and weapons, the present minis are unappropriated for the duty of guarding military objectives or similar tasks fitting a pose at attention.

Like MGs, due to its effectiveness and easy transport, Granatwerfer 34 gained the role of standard support weapon for WWII German Infantry or Panzer Grenadier companies. Based on rigorous training sessions and skills gained on the battle field, for the German mortar troopers it was a matter of seconds to install and open fire with their main weapon. Moreover, the experience of the crew was the criterion determining the firing rate of a Granatwerfer 34 and could vary between fifteen to twenty-five rounds per minute. Not only combat practice, but also intensive exercises brought a major contribution in developing the abilities of WWII German mortar crewmen. Through adding the earlier described poles available on the sprue, the modeller might stress the training aspect. Nonetheless, it could be more than possible the poles in case to be used by a mortar troop located in the front line, not mandatory only in the instruction field.

Apprising this eight member mortar crew as belonging to a standard squad of a platoon from a Granatwerfer company as established by KStN 168/1939, the hobbyist could recognise in these figures the squad leader, gunner, gun assistant, three riflemen, cart driver, and a range finder. However, the below described positions inside the mortar troop are just guessed after several specific elements identified on each crewman. Therefore, roles can be changed according to owners will, and in fact it is more a curiosity than a determinant matter which influences with nothing the setting of figures in a diorama. Above all, the potential range finder can be turned into a signaller or second gunner assistant, a common presence in lots of schemes on mortar teams enforced by KStN.          

In this light, the miniature featuring specific gear such as map case, binoculars, and pistol holster might be considered as squad leader, rank emphasised as well by the artwork showing him occupying first position in the line. The figure received on the back the standard private equipment consisting in bread bag, canteen, gas mask container, Zeltbahn and shovel with bayonet attached. According to his role as commander, at first view a little bit controversial is not only his back gear, but also that he holds in the left hand an ammo box. On the other hand, we have not to forget the squad leader of a mortar squad was a low-ranked NCO, armed and geared exactly like a private and could help his team to carry extra ammo. In addition, this is also the army-man to which instructions guide us to glue the poles in the right hand, but the part might be taken as optional.

Considering pistol holsters and transported mortar parts, two figures qualify for the roles of gunner and his assistant, but their positions cannot be surely established while regulations do not provide for who had to carry a particular part of the mortar split for infantry transport. Anyway, a plausible option is the gunner to move the tube and this is the figure to whom it must be glued the separate arm holding the tube. He is endowed with bread bag, canteen, gas mask container, Zeltbahn, and shovel with bayonet attached. An unusual item appears on his back, more precisely a box worn like a rucksack. Because of its clear locker and lack of holding strap, this is definitely not an ammo box although its size and shape could delude. The box, perhaps a wooden one, might have been utilised for transporting mortar-related stuff such as the maintenance kit. The assistant position can be taken by the soldier carrying on his back the bipod. This part arrives already attached on its related padded carrier and due to its length, the soldiers gear is limited only to bread bag and canteen, and of course, pistol holster. On the left, where normally was worn the shovel, the trooper received another object, most probably a hammer. The shape, the medium level of details, and the fact that most of its part will be covered by the bipod can mislead some people, at the beginning appreciating it as a not so well detailed shovel. The presence of a hammer is fully justified, such a tool being extremely useful in sticking the bipod in dry ground.

The third part of Granatwerfer 34, its base plate, seems to be transported by the range finder or in other schemes, by the second gunner assistant or even by a signaller. Both his pistol and a case worn on the chest, assessed as a flare gun ammunition pouch or a medical one, make him eligible for such jobs. The figure comes with the padded carrier sculptured on the body, so only the base plate must be attached, with the shorter side downwards. The correct application of the base plate is facilitated both by artworks and shape of the padded carrier. The equipment of the range finder/signaller or second gunner assistant is completed by bread bag, canteen, gas mask container and shovel without bayonet. On the other hand, because the padded carrier sculptured on his back, in case of converting the figure without the base plate, it is mandatory to add another back-pack, plenty of variants being supplied in other Preiser kits. Furthermore, due to the front case that could be easily interpreted as a flare gun ammunition pouch, through adding a Tornister M34 or M39 that can be easily interpreted as a Signaller back pack in Braille Scale, we succeed to achieve a genuine and very accurate signaller.

With the exception of the three member team, in almost all organisation schemes drew up by KStN for a Granatwerfer 34 squad, riflemen were always included. Their job consists not only in assuring close fire support for their colleagues while those operated the mortar, but also to give a helpful hand in carrying ammunition as well as other tasks associated with the 8 cm weapon. Commonly three riflemen were assigned to such formation and Preiser perfectly illustrates them as holding in each hand a wooden ammunition box and rifles on the backs. In contrast with the other set with lined-up troopers where the soldiers wear Kar98K on the right shoulder, here these riflemen have it across, a normal approach considering their busy hands. Straps of weapons are in scale and extremely visible on the chests and cannot be confounded with the gas mask containers straps shown near by. The rest of their gear is the universal one, each having bread bag, canteen, and gas mask container. Likewise, two of them got shovels and the third rifleman received instead of shovel, a pair of cutters. The item could be useful both for barbed wire and fixing various mortar parts.

The eight figure of the set, either not mentioned on the box or showed by artworks embodies a cart driver and he is the single army-men of the troop not carved with both arms linked to the body. Still, he is in an at attention position, but the right arm was shaped for holding the reins of the horse. The soldier also keeps his Kar98K across the back and he retained just bread bag, canteen and gas mask container. With the exception of his HO initial job, placed near the squad, the figure might be employed as an NCO briefing his squad or presenting its members to an officer. His standard destination is quite hard to meet because the absence of the cart and horse from the kit as well as the rarity of an If. 9 cart in the 1/72 scale. A modeller really wanting such a cart should scratch-build it, but horse availability is a higher, either mass productions such as Revells German Artillery or various cottage industry sets made of resin or white metal conferring proper alternatives.        

Anatomy entirely corresponds with the one encountered in almost all Preiser kits, taking good care to natural proportions and featuring brilliant facial expressions, with clear and dissimilar noses, moths, and eyes. Still passing as satisfactory, the fingers of palms, either kept along the legs or holding the straps of ammo boxes or other items, do not impress too much. The same is valid for small details on uniforms, but things like collar boards, breast eagles or buttons will become more perceptible after painting. On the other hand, creases on tunics and trousers as well as waist pockets are quite finely sculptured. Being cast as single pieces, gear on the soldiers is a little inferior than the famous Preiser separate equipment items. Furthermore, the one piece approach led to the appearance of a small amount of excess of plastic in the shoulder stock area of Kar98K belonging to the cart driver. This excess can be easily removed as well as the existent amount of flash noticeable on both sides of each figure. Likewise, some minis feature on their backs small circles, mostly on legs, and thus put in evidence the places were they were held during casting. The mould marks will be partially covered after painting, but is better to spot and eliminate them before. Enamel, acrylics, artistic oils, and pigments will be greatly received by the material that is also very able to retain the painting work even at intense handling. As always in a Preiser set, bases are not provided and in this case the linked legs of the minis do not confer a good stability. 

Delivering the soldiers entirely equipped and inarmed, theoretically for the producer there was no motivation for enclosing its classical spare sprues of gear and weapons. However, bearing in mind the huge empty space available inside the box and the higher price of the kit, perhaps it would have been nice receiving those sprues. Anyway, being worked with gear and the great majority with arms carved along the bodies, conversions are harder than usually. Still, in case of buying more sets, a good method for enriching diversity is changing heads, plenty kits of the same manufacturer supplying a bulky number of options in the field. A major distinguish can be achieved through replacing the heads with ones wearing M34, M43 caps or bare heads. If the hobbyist wishes to deploy other heads with steel helmets, then the most advocated are those encountered in Preisers sister set with infantry lined-up because of identical sizes and dissimilar facial expressions. Besides, it is an useful approach for creating more variety in the last mentioned kit offering 36 figures in just six poses. Moreover, swapping the wooden ammo boxes with metal containers from 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 in combat or even with MG ammo cases disseminated by Advancing Grenadiers with MG set out as reliable methods in the same conversion purpose. Completely geared, with all items in places and with tiny free areas, for the modeller it will be very difficult to change or add something new. Nevertheless, several small items may find a narrow location on these bodies, proper answers being accessible again on the sprues of gear existing in other sets. In this view, flashlights, gas cape pouches or binoculars give first-rate solutions for enhancing the variety. Preiser is the most prolific figure producer working with hard plastic, a material that eases operations like adding body parts or new items, gluing extremely easy for a permanent and mark-less bond with any standard model glue (Polly-cement). Except a large array of advantages provided such as well acceptance of paint and effortless removal of flash, maybe the key benefit of hard plastic is facilitating conversions. This fact, corroborated with the multi-part approach, separate weapons and gear as well as optional body parts, often encountered in sets issued by this company, directly led to endless variations on the same Preiser pose within modelers collections. An exclusive opportunity for conversions in 1/72 scale, as well as extremely rare met in other scales, is granted by the present kit through the three mortar components packed for transport. Representing the one and only approach of a mortar squad carrying their weapon and not operating it in combat, the Granatwerfer 34 parts match also with advancing, crouched or even prone poses. For this reason, the hobbyist has to keep in mind the excellent chance of using the mortar components packed for transport in connection with advancing soldiers, particularly those included in Preisers WWII German Advancing Infantry or Advancing Grenadiers with MG. Those minis are assessed as ideal solutions for portraying a mortar team or squad with their Granatwerfer 34 on the way and what is more, figures of the same quoted sets might be utilised for carrying ammunition. Different ammo boxes and containers can be taken either from Preisers 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 in combat or from the here reviewed riflemen.      

Considering the type of uniform, the present lined-up infantry-men with mortar find an immense number of colleagues in other kits while most of the WWII Germans are issued by various mass production and cottage industry producers in the Early War uniform. Though, accounting also the sizes of body and gear it might be said that the present troopers matches the best with those issued in Revell's "German Armoured Infantry", Airfix's "German Infantry" (the1/72 poses), and Caesar  German Army. Equally, to those should be added the remarkable and rich catalogue of Preiser, particularly German Infantry Advancing, Advancing Grenadiers with MG and of course, the ultimate option, the inter-connected set Infantry rifle-men lined-up, where not only the garment, gear and size, but also the stances wholly fit. With the exception of the two Preiser sets with lined-up troopers, another such pose dressed in the same way, is reachable in Caesars WWII German Army. Additionally, modellers whishing to illustrate a complex military parade by making use of dissimilar figures, should take into account the two minis forwarded on the topic by Odemars Operation Antarctica  Haunebu, copied in Ykreols Project R.F.Z. (Set 1) as well, or the not so well-known figures from The War Game - WWII designed by Jeff Stein and published by Pegasus Hobbies where we can meet three hard plastic poses appropriate for military parades, including a first-rate army-man wearing Waffenrock.

Due to its particular subject, WWII German Infantry riflemen with mortar, lined up hardly targets wargamers and even diorama builders of dynamic scenes will encounter few difficulties in finding a place for these figs in their works. Nevertheless, all WWII German fans must keep in mind the sole and exceptional opportunity advanced by this kit in terms of Granatwerfer 34 split for infantry transport. Its parts are more than suitable for endowing other troopers, not necessary lined-up, in order to achieve a complex picture of a mortar squad carrying their main weapon. Likewise, large number of references recorded in the period, generally presenting immense military parades or front line reports, as well as the existent gap in the field definitely required the appearance of such a fantastic set. In this light Preisers endeavour on depicting a quite restrictive matter should be much appreciated and praised as well as their initiative of making available for the first time in Braille Scale a Granatwerfer 34 packed for transportation.

 

Historical Accuracy 10
Anatomy 9
Poses Quality 10
Details Quality 9
Mould Quality 9
Sculpture 9
Recommendation/Utility 10
Reviewer’s opinion 10