Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:02 AM UTC
Masterbox Ltd have announced the release of a new set of Afrika Korps panzer crew. The new set includes five crew members plus Rommel.
All six members are depicted gathered on and around what appears to be the turret of a Panzer III somewhere in North Africa. The figures are shown in various uniforms. One is in shorts, short boots and socks, with rolled up sleeves and DAK feldmutze, one in full long pants, jumper and cap (perhaps he feels the cold?), one bareheaded in long sleeved uniform jacket, shorts, boots and knee length lace up leggings, and two others with rolled up sleeves, one with long pants and one with shorts.

Four of the five figures are paying rapt attention to something off in the distance, while the fifth is pointing to the object of interest with his cap. Rommel is shown sitting on what I presume is the commander's cupola, chin in hand, pondering his next move.

All in all, a nice group of figures, perhaps it could be made into a vignette entitled "The Thinkers" ?
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I picked these up a couple of weeks ago,I look forward to using them with my III-G over the next few weeks
AUG 17, 2011 - 11:54 AM
It's a nice set. I already used one of the figs on a previously built Pz III. G
AUG 17, 2011 - 12:08 PM
Perhaps the nicest thing about this set is that is shows Rommel in a position that is more engaged than usual. Video footage of Rommel shows him seldomly with his hands behind his back. Now we have an injection moulded figure to attest to that.
AUG 17, 2011 - 08:45 PM
Found a photo (google search) of Rommel sitting on the cupola of a Panzer 3. The pose is obviously based on that photo. The standing tanker (with rolled up, sleeves) is in the photo too.
AUG 17, 2011 - 10:00 PM
These figures are excellent, I picked up a set from ebay quite cheap... Looking forward to using them in my Afrika Korps dio...
AUG 18, 2011 - 08:19 AM
My Dad is using this set to go with his DAK Panzer MK IV.
NOV 30, 2011 - 12:37 AM

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