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WW1 Infantry
CMOT
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 01:46 AM UTC
Darren baker takes a look at a recent release from Revell of Germany. This offering provides three figure sets suitable for the Western Front during World War one in 1/35th scale.

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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 08:42 PM UTC
Excellent, thoughtful review, Darren. Nice to see _les pantalons rouges_ represented in the mix. The German and French troops LOOK to my limited knowledge to be Early War and therefore compatible in the same diorama. I can't comment on the Tommies.
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 10:41 PM UTC
The tommies look to be early war also as they're still wearing their hats rather than tin hats but don't quote me on this.
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015 - 08:21 PM UTC
Would the addition of Hornet heads with WWl helmets appropriately make them later WWl infantry? Or are there additional changes in the basic uniform?
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 05:18 AM UTC
All the figures are early war.....mind you the Tommies only need a tin helmet to make them later, Germans though need the late war tunic (collar down) plus the late stalheim helmet, the French need the later overcoat (flat type down collar) and tin helmet, puttees to convert them. Overall pretty easy to do.
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 07:30 AM UTC
It was my understanding that the gas mask bag supplied with these figures of the Brits places them in or around 1916.
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 11:06 AM UTC
Excellent review Daren. Kudos to Revell for giving WW1 more attention.
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 04:39 PM UTC

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It was my understanding that the gas mask bag supplied with these figures of the Brits places them in or around 1916.



Darren...the Brit units EARLY (BEF) wore a haversack on the left hip over the bayonet/ entrenching tool handle as per these figures in this kit NO gas mask/ pouches worn here (nor supplied in this kit). However later on in 1916 a small gas pouch was slung under the arm (PH anti gas hood) then progressing to the gas respirator/ carrier 1917 worn on the front chest..!
This trio of figures are grouped perfectly for early war 1914 as per "Retreat from Mons", "Battle of the Marne" to name some Dio ideas.
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 04:16 AM UTC
Btw, a new set of WW1 british infantry "going over the top" from Masterbox, with tinhats :
http://www.mbltd.info/35114.htm
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 08:12 PM UTC
Nice! Does the set come with the trench dio, too?
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 05:29 PM UTC
No idea , but it does seem very elaborate for a "work in progress" shot + you can see the sprue attachment marks on some of the trench parts....so i would say a possible yes.
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 02:34 PM UTC
Thanks Darren , A very useful and helpful review.

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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 03:52 PM UTC
Is all ICM piece!!
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 03:56 PM UTC

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Is all ICM piece!!



Revell AG has been re-boxing and reissuing ICM pieces forever. If you see any 1/35 sale figures in a Revell AG box chances are it's ICM.