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Recently, Dragon Models announced a set of Allied figures suitable for the Monte Cassino campaign. Now. the Axis side...
6514 - Monte Cassino Defenders 1944(Fallschirmjager)

This New, 1/35th set, will include four figures of German Paratroopers. The poses, going by the images, once again, seem to be taking a more 'dramatic' turn than we've seen previously - reflecting figures in defence.

What is particularly notable is the inclusion of three different styles of helmet - with netting, with the simple band and with the canvas cover.

Weapons and equipment come from the company's excellent Gen II range.

The set itself is within the '39-45 Series of figures and NOT from Gen II.
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Thanks for your replies!!! Looking at it now, you´re write, the head is far to large. How about this (again Verlinden!): Or that one: Greetz, Peter.
JUN 05, 2009 - 06:19 AM
I ment: "You´re right"!!! ;-)
JUN 05, 2009 - 06:28 AM
Hi Peter If you want to check to see if your figures have the correct head size you may want to take a look at this book. It's old but each page is downloadable and worth printing out the size chart for reference. Certainly handy if you take up sculpting parts or complete figures. Alan
JUN 05, 2009 - 06:46 AM
Hi The first picture, the half figure doesn't look too bad, still a little too big in my opinion but the second image looks a little strange in proportion to me anyway very elongated. Could be the picture, camera angle. Of course we must take into account people come in all different shapes and sizes anyway but usually in proportion to other areas of their bodies. I've put Hornet heads, probably the best aftermarket heads on the market, on some Miniart figures and they look okay but on others they just look to small. I've a fair collection of Dragon figures and they seem to vary in scale depending on their age of production, subject. Hornet heads generally work well with them. Verlinden figures are well known for being oversize. I've heard this so much I have resisted buying any figure or body part sets of theirs. Alan
JUN 05, 2009 - 06:58 AM
Hi As regards heads I make no secret of my liking for the excellent ones available from Roger Saunders at Hornet. Here is a link to a pdf with pages showing the range at a glance. If you go to his site you'll see them in closer detail. Just click on a head to see the complete set. Hornet Heads He doesn't sell direct but they are widely available. Alan
JUN 05, 2009 - 07:11 AM
Hi, Hornet heads definatly look the part... how about Warriors heads? how do they stack up? Gray
JUN 05, 2009 - 07:21 AM
I don't have much experience with Warriors heads. I did buy a few sets a couple of years ago at a model show and they are good detail wise and seem to fit in scale to the figures, ICM ones, I replaced them on.Detail wise they are okay but not as good as Hornets, in my opinion. I was wondering about getting replacement ones made by Legend, they are very keenly priced at last time I looked, but have never seen them "in the flesh" as it where. I have to say that the figures coming out now, certainly from Dragon are so good they are getting closer to resin for detail and don't need replacing. Alan
JUN 05, 2009 - 07:35 AM
Hi Alan thanks for your comments! I´m realy surprised how fast I get replies to my messages !!! I´ll now try different heads for my "Fallis", I´ll keep you informed! Since I´m planning to build round about 30 Paratroopers for my Diorama, I have to find a company that has enough different heads in range, so I don´t have to use one and the same too often in my setting. Thank you very much, again, as this is my first day here! Greetz, Peter.
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