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Barberwaffe-2
Barberwaffe-2 Kopf und Schultern
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]


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introduction

Vladi decided to give a better look to World War II German soldiers and started to cut their hair, shave their beard and wash their hair. He sculpted a new series named Barberwaffe showing German tankers taking care of themselves. First kit was Barberwaffe-1, now the second kit with two figures B6-35118 Barberwaffe-2 - Kopf und Schultern (Head and Shoulders) depicts a field hair wash.
packing & casting

Figures come in standard light brown cardboard box labeled with a photo showing them assembled and painted. Inside the box; there are four small zip-lock bags - two for body parts, one for arms and one for photoetched parts. Parts are cast in grey resin, casting is clean and details are crisp. No mistakes or air bubbles on the samples but there is a vertical seamline on the left side of the standing figure.
review

Figure-A comes in 3 parts as body with head and two arms as Figure-B head is given as a seperate part.

FIGURE-A
Posed standing to help the other guy to wash his hair with a bucket on his hands.
Facial details and expression, hair and sidecap - Feldmütze details like piping, national emblem and cockade are well defined. He wears a pocketless M40 German Army undershirt with long sleeves and half-open in front with four buttons, M40 Panzer Trousers and black leather Marching boots. Cloth folds on the shirt and trousers, details of the trousers like button fly, four pockets with scalloped single-button flaps and adjustment belt with metal buckle are all well defined.

  • Arms with folded sleeves are posed to hold a bucket.
  • Bucket is given as 3 parts on the Photoetched sheet designed by Northstar Models.

    FIGURE-B
    Posed to lean forward to wash his hair, he has bare chest, panzer trousers and jackboots. Hanging down Army Trousers Suspenders are cast on the figure.
  • Head is cast with hands on the hair and wet/soapy effect is well defined.
  • Arms are posed to wash his hair and a dryfit will be useful after the assembly of head to body.
    conclusion

    Another nice BRAVO-6 two-figure kit for World War II at rest scenes. It can be a part of a camp diorama or can create a diffferent scene next to a German tank for crew at a short break.

  • SUMMARY
    Highs: Very nice subject, realistic poses,PE bucket.
    Lows: A few seamlines to clean.
    Verdict: Nice kit with rare poses to add realism to World War II dioramas.
    Percentage Rating
    96%
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: B6-35118
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      PUBLISHED: Mar 17, 2017
      NATIONALITY: Germany
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 91.98%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.03%

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
    FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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