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Preiser

Set 16571

German Zundapp Motorcycles and Riders At Attention

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Stats
Date Released Unknown
Contents 6 figures and 2 motorcycles
Poses 6 poses
Material Plastic (Very Hard)
Colours Grey
Average Height 21.5 mm (= 1.55 m)

Review

The KS 750 was the first German motorcycle developed specifically for the armed forces - previously bikes used for the military had been adapted civilian models. In response to a specification, Zündapp created this bike, which went into full production in 1941. About 18,000 were produced, seeing service on all fronts, before production ceased in 1944 due to the high cost.

This set is another in the Preiser series showcasing the Zundapp KS 750 motorcycle in World War II. The bikes themselves are the same as those to be found in the set German Zundapp Motorcycles with Riders, so our comments in that review apply equally here. Much the same could also be said of the figures here, in that, while they are different to those in the other set, they are all dressed and equipped in exactly the same way. Naturally all these figures are standing at attention, and just as nicely produced as the riders, but again they have been done without any sign of goggles. While this is not quite so much of a loss as it is on men actually riding the bikes, it remains a problem in this set too, which spoils an otherwise excellent and thoroughly worthwhile product.


Ratings

Historical Accuracy 9
Pose Quality 10
Pose Number 10
Sculpting 10
Mould 10

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