Millicast is known as a 1/76 scale manufacturer, but few of their sets are released in a true 1/72 scale, the size of the bodies, gear, and weapons having nothing to do with the 1/76 scale. The titles of those few sets mentioned they belong to 1/76 scale which may bring confusions to both 1/76 and 1/72 hobbyists. One example on the matter is the excellent “German Volksstrum w/weapons & NCO”, which now is fully reviewed, also images with size references and comparisons being included.

A new company, under the name Weathering Factory, has emerged on the market of 1/72 white metal WWII German figures. The first sets released by this German manufacturer are inter-linked and targets winter soldiers dressed in attractive items of clothing and adopting eye-catching stances. Furthermore, the miniatures are excellent sculptured, anatomically correct, and with crisp details, so a happy event for the interested parties.

Images of the unpainted versions of these three sets are available here: Various Germans 1941-1945 Russia/Ardennes German Tank Riders 1944 - 45 , and  MG-Team Charkov 1942-43 with T-34 Wreck . Please stay tuned while very soon all these sets will benefit by extended reviews, too.

Hobbyists wishing to display next to their 1/72 WWII German airplanes top quality pilots have to take a look to CMK’s “German Pilots at Rest WWII”, the set being fully reviewed now.

Dedicated to Adrian Iovan, one of the most experienced and great Romanian pilots, who few days ago lost his life after successfully landing in a mountain forest. He did his job in an incredible manner, all passengers surviving the landing. Unfortunately, he and a passenger died of hypothermia because the rescue teams reached the place after more than 6 hours……

Blue skies Captain!

Since this is the first post of this year, I wish to all visitors and their families a New Year full of achievements and lot of health.

Although last year was a fairly good one for 1/72 WWII Germans, manufacturers bringing on the market a fair amount of sets on the topic, in 2014 I open the extended reviews section with a very old set, Revell’s “German Paratroopers” which practically represents the first 1/72 figure set issued by the prestigious German company. This set certainly occupies a special place in the history of the hobby and despite numerous mistakes, it still puts forward some interesting stuff.

Though not top-notch quality but accurate, for many years Hasegawa’s “WWII Pilot Figure Set” has emerged as an important choice for WWII aircraft fans. In addition, the idea of providing 3rd Reich, Japanese, and US/UK pilots in the same box has made the set to address to larger target groups. The Luftwaffe pilots are now reviewed, images also featuring a conversion of one US pilot into a Wehrmacht soldier.