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Set 18366

German Military Motorists

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released Unknown
Contents 12 figures
Poses 6 poses
Material Plastic (Very Hard)
Colours Green
Average Height 20 mm (= 1.44 m)


To be honest there isn't a lot to say about this set. These are figures, or more accurately part figures, for use in the various military vehicles that Preiser make. Such vehicles are 'modern', although as they have been produced over many years some are rather less modern these days. Nevertheless these are figures to put life into those models, and therefore represent the German Army of the past decade or two. As such they work perfectly well, wearing the sort of generic jackets and tunics that would serve equally well in most modern armies. Two are wearing sidecaps, two berets and two peaked caps, which is a decent mix. In truth the generic nature of the clothing makes these quite passable for much more than the modern era, with World War II seemingly perfectly reasonable and perhaps even further back.

The lack of any lower legs makes these easier to insert in vehicles, and their small size (they are sold as 1/87 scale) also aids insertion. Half have their arms out as if holding a steering wheel while the rest are clearly not in the act of driving. Given the intended purpose of these figures it is hard to think of any poses that have been missed.

The detail, such as is required, is good enough and every figure is clean without any flash. Unusually for Preiser they are all whole rather than requiring any assembly. With so many vehicles being sold without any driver or crew a modest little set like this is actually very useful in bringing all of them to life.

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