Occasionally, on this web-site there are featured extended reviews of various accessories for figures. In a certain manner, 1/72 machine-gun ammunition belts are an extremely useful item, preventing the ridiculous appearance of gunners in fighting poses but provided by manufacturers without ammo or improving the look of any vehicle armed with machine-guns. The outstanding photo-etched set 7.62 (.30) machine-gun belts” from OKB Grigorov is fully reviewed now in Accessories section, accompanied by images featuring examples of uses, too.

It is quite unusual for a 1/72 resin vehicle kit to include figures and while TPM Model’s Personenkraftwagen SdKfz 247B” accommodates some crewmen, they are now extendedly reviewed even if their quality is not in line with the standard imposed by the vehicle.

Bicycles are loved by most people and represent an effective mean of transportation even nowadays. Corroborated with the intensive deployment of such vehicles within WWII German Army, it is a pleasure having related 1/72 tenders in the field. However, due to its thin parts, the bike emerges as a true provocation for Braille Scale makers and in “Guard with bicycle” CMK and Artmaster have striven identifying the proper solution, shaped as photo-etched vehicles. The end result does not fulfill all expectations and better models are still expected.

In the field of 1/72 WWII Germans, it is often the case Braille Scale manufacturers to get inspiration from poses included in various larger scale sets, and from the multitude of those, it seems Tamiya’s 1/35 “German Tank Crew at Rest” is the most utilised. Three 1/72 producers, El Viejo Dragon (EVD), CMK, and Caesar have delivered their interpretations over the Tamiya miniatures in reference but these Braille Scale figs are certainly not direct copies, all sculptors creating original works. Under the name “1/72 versions of 1/35 Tamiya German Tank Crew at Rest, an article analysing and comparing the 1/72 offer on the matter is now uploaded within the Articles section.

Although maintaining the unimpressive level of quality in terms of figs, First to Fight pleasantly surprise hobbyists with a very nice model of the cannon featured inside their PAK 36 German Antitank Gun, a multi-media kit suppling the gun in hard plastic and the toy-soldiers in soft one.