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Winter MG Crew

Firestorm Models



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Catalogue Number: FST018
Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: 19 parts in pale green resin
Price: AUD$17.50 (approx. USD$8.75) from Firestorm Website
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Clever undercutting for simple assembly and effective drape of greatcoats; crisp detail; clean casting; fairly easy cleanup; useful poses for diorama; alternate heads for one figure.
Disadvantages: A few minor bubbles
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green




Firestorm Models is a new Australian manufacturer of resin figures, plaster buildings and multimedia accessories. Thanks to the weak Australian dollar, these products are quite inexpensive to modellers in North America and Europe.

The item being reviewed is one of their 1/35 scale figure sets - "German Winter MG Crew". This set comprises 19 parts in light green resin making up two complete figures. Both figures are wearing greatcoats and look suitably cold and immobilised. One of the figures is supplied with optional heads.

The casting is of high quality. There were only two minor air bubbles in my sample. These will easily be corrected with a spot of putty and a swipe of the sanding stick.

The masters are clever, with each greatcoat open enough to reveal the trousers of the German uniform underneath. The three-dimensional effect is quite realistic for a single piece of resin.

The set comes packed in a sleeve that includes a full-colour photo as a painting guide.

This is an attractive little set. Firestorm Models figures will add some new variety to German dioramas.


Thanks to Firestorm Models for the review sample

Firestorm Models Figures, Accessories and Buildings are available direct from their website

Review and Images Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 July, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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