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Wednesday, June 04, 2008 - 10:26 PM UTC
Alpine Miniatures has recently announced the release of 2 new late-war WSS Panzer crewmen.
WSS Panzer Officer 44-45
Item Code: 35066
Scale: 1/35
Material: Resin
Sculptor: Yoshitaka Hirano
Box artist: Artur Miniszewski
Comments: Kit contains 2 different heads.

WSS Panzer Crew 44-45
Item Code: 35067
Scale: 1/35
Material: Resin
Sculptor: Yoshitaka Hirano
Box artist: Artur Miniszewski
Comments: Kit contains 2 different heads.

WSS Panzer Crew Set 44-45
Item Code: 35068
Scale: 1/35
Material: Resin
Sculptor: Yoshitaka Hirano
Box artist: Artur Miniszewski
Comments: Kit contains figures 35066 and 35067, each with 2 different heads.


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Lovely couple of figures. The chap on the left would suit as a Marder gunner. thanks for the heads up. Regards Jerry
JUN 05, 2008 - 07:29 AM
very nicely posed I have just Completed the Alpine Waffen SS pair for the first time and I found them exquisite in casting and come complete with good coloured plate exampes of the uniforms front and rear . Well done it just gets better with this company
JUN 05, 2008 - 07:38 PM
I second what Frank has said ref the similarity(sp) of both sculpters,for me the only difference between the two are the faces,both have a different style there. Two very nice figures. Steve
JUN 06, 2008 - 04:59 AM
Well, I don’t know… Don’t get me wrong. The quality of this set seems to go along the typical Alpine’s high standards. I just find the poses a bit boring. They just follow the same patterns many other recent Alpine figures – the HJ SS patrol is a nice and very welcome exception – standing guy either pointing or just staring towards the horizon, one within the set usually leaning to one side. Some variety would be nice, that’s all I’m trying to say. I’m not necessarily asking for a wild action, just something slightly different. Just my 2 cents...
JUN 06, 2008 - 11:58 AM
Hello Gents Thank you for the kind words and comments. Frank, I love your avata!!! ALes, thank you for the comments and being a faithful fan of Alpine. I appreciate it! As for the poses, I remember discussing it some time ago not only here but also on other forums. And I believe that I showed to the modelers and Alpine fans my effort to respond to their requests by releasing the 12 HJ figures which are in semi-action poses as you kindly pointed out. Although I do not plan to make all my future figures in "totally" different poses or action poses, there will be enough differences among them. I do admit that I don't mind using similar poses when making different subjects. My goal is NOT to make every figures in unique and different poses but to make naturally posed figures... sort of "everyday" poses. This is why there are many similar poses among Alpine figures. When one is standing comfortably, how many different and "memorable" poses one can strike? In my humble opinion, natural poses make the figures look "real", not the fine details. Also, these types of poses can be used in more different settings than action poses or poses that doing certain thing. More importantly, there are certain poses that sells better than others. The standing poses sells much better than action poses. It's just the way it is, and my 12 SS HJ figures proved that to me yet again! Yes, it would be nice to make unique, different poses that are also marketable. But that is not the case, and I have to be smart about it. After all, what my dealers and distributors want are what most modelers buy.
JUN 06, 2008 - 12:45 PM
Thanks for a valuable feedback, Taesung... I understand your point of view. I just want to clarify that I don’t necessarily call for overly action poses. Not at all... Just something that gives me more options to “tell a story” other than “look, there they are”. Maybe some slowly walking, gesticulating as they talk, tired… Never mind, you’re doing a heck of a job regardless… -Ales-
JUN 06, 2008 - 01:57 PM
I know... I've been planning to make a pair walking and having a conversation. But I keep go back to the conventional (or should I say traditional at this point) standing poses for some reasons. You will see such pair this year from me.
JUN 06, 2008 - 03:19 PM
Hi Taesung, I thought the poses of the Waffen SS pair work well . This was the first time I used Alpine and I found the poses exactly what I needed . I'm happy that the Waffen SS figures which have helped with creating realism and depth with what I wanted to portray. Thanks
JUN 06, 2008 - 10:06 PM
I must be looking at different figures! I don't see any similarity apart from the way that they are painted. I have to reiterate that in my opinion, these are a disappointing release. Taesung is a master craftsman and his figures are beautifully posed (I would rather normal poses as they are far more 'placeable'). I also like Krisztian Bodi's models which show an equal appreciation of the human form. Place these next to Yoshi's and the differences are obvious. Sorry Taesung, not my cup of tea at all....
JUL 09, 2008 - 12:01 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.
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