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Set 5042

International Brigade Artillery

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released Unknown
Contents 10 figures, 2 guns and 2 bunker parts
Poses 10 poses
Material Plastic (Fairly Soft)
Colours Various
Average Height 23 mm (= 1.66 m)


Much of this set has been seen before, and none of it is likely to set the modelling world alight. The top row shows some artillerymen which seem to be original, at least to BUM if not to this set. They wear fairly typical clothing for the Civil War, but are really poorly sculpted with very indistinct detail. The poses themselves are OK but these are very ugly figures.

Next we find the gun for these men - the Schneider 70mm mle 08, a French mountain gun produced under licence. This is quite a nice model but much simplified.

The third and fourth rows show items previously made and released by LW as their Soviet 45mm Anti-Tank Gun 1932. Since these have already been reviewed we will not repeat our comments here. Like the Schneider this weapon did see service in the Spanish Civil War.

Finally we have two identical 'bunkers', or at least part thereof. This piece is very simple and quite crudely produced, with plenty of flash. It is really no more than a toy, and since it hardly relates to the rest of the set is apparently no more than filler. In similar vein the set includes a number of paper posters for the period.

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