Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 11:34 PM UTC
Another in our Work-in-Progress series of Photo-reports. Once again, Masterbox Ltd. share photos of a New figure set.
When I did a report on the company following my conversations with them at the Nuremberg Trade Fair, one of the figure sets I listed was this:

3563 "Counterattack", Soviet Infantry, Summer 1941

Now this will be the first of several sets on this theme - almost certainly following the previous format of one each of Germans & Russians and a third with both nationalities.

At the moment, here's the FIRST images of the Soviet Infantry. As we've come to expect, an enormous level of animation and certain areas which haven't been covered before - particularly some of the headgear.

More to come in the coming months..

Once again, our thanks to Alexander of Masterbox Ltd. for supplying these images!
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While I was editing the images, prior to posting, one of the things that struck me was how similar it looked to one of those Soviet propaganda posters Dramatic movement, heroic gestures etc. etc. The thing is, if almost any other sculptor had done it, it probably WOULDN'T have worked as well. With the sculpting here, it DOES work - at least for me...
FEB 16, 2009 - 08:24 PM
Hi Nice figure's like the poses very much. Could these figure's be used for the Finish campaign ?.
FEB 16, 2009 - 10:47 PM
These figures really capture movement and the scene really well. Excellent
FEB 17, 2009 - 12:34 AM
Very dynamic and the positioning of each soldier compliments the other to give a really fluid transition to the scene......Oh and theyre ww2 russian which is even better . Steve
FEB 17, 2009 - 01:24 AM
Not for the Winter War as they would have been wearing Great coats but with a change of helmet they would do for the Continuation War as the Soviet uniform changes didn't come in 'til 1943.
FEB 17, 2009 - 03:44 AM
Thanks Geraint Al
FEB 17, 2009 - 07:51 AM
Not unless you want to show them all freezing to death - that entire campaign was fought in the dead of winter. It's odd, the officer is obviously based on a famous picture, but in the photo he's holding a TT-33 pistol instead of the old revolver they've given him. Still, very decent looking figues for an early-war dio.
FEB 17, 2009 - 11:44 AM
i think i might invest in a set of these figs, i really like the MB figs, it seems with every release they get better and better, plus i have a bit of a soft spot for anything russian so these will definately be on my to get list cheers for the heads up Jim. Ant
FEB 17, 2009 - 01:12 PM
Nice looking figures. It's good to see more early war stuff. You could probably use them for Khalkin Gol against the Japanese in 1939. Chris "toadman" Hughes Toadman's Tank Pictures
FEB 23, 2009 - 07:00 AM

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