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Speira WW2 releases

Posted by Traveller1865 on 03 Dec 2019, 18:50

Finally we open a brand new range of 1/72 figures, and something that has never been done before, (just kidding) WW2 German infantry!

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 03 Dec 2019, 19:55

Already curious to see what else you‘ll offer for Normandy 1944?! :yeah: ;-)
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Posted by marc zijp on 03 Dec 2019, 21:53

This particular pose is actually well chosen. Good for foxholes/mg pits.

Yeah, Normandy seems the subject. That’s welcome news for me.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 03 Dec 2019, 23:30

Nice looking gentlemen.

The MG 42 suggests mid to late war and I would respectfully suggest the boots should probably be the short infantry boots.

However, Normandy units to be fair did have supplies of the older kit.

Machine gunners and helpers usually had a pistol and not the magazine pouches shown according to my sources.

Whilst the 50 round drum was used, later war pictures usually show troops draped with extra ammunition.

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Posted by Susofrick on 04 Dec 2019, 09:18

Very well done! Reminds me a little of some Tamiya figures I had in my faraway youth.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 04 Dec 2019, 09:19

This was sponsored by a customer who wanted long boots, personally I might have added short boots instead and some more equipment.
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Posted by SamSagace on 04 Dec 2019, 09:58

Good job like always, but ... do "we" need some more WWII Germans ? :mrgreen:

I think that there are many interesting subjects which are not covered ... :P

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 04 Dec 2019, 10:03

SamSagace wrote:Good job like always, but ... do "we" need some more WWII Germans ? :mrgreen:

I think that there are many interesting subjects which are not covered ... :P

Sam


In order for us to be succesful and cover more original subjects we need to have commercial lines as well, producing a set is very expensive.
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Posted by SamSagace on 04 Dec 2019, 10:20

Traveller1865 wrote:
In order for us to be succesful and cover more original subjects we need to have commercial lines as well, producing a set is very expensive.


of course I understand ... it was half of a joke : I'm just tired with Nappies and WWII ... :oops:
(I will have some enemies here ... :-D )
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Posted by Wiking on 04 Dec 2019, 16:59

Speira wrote:
In order for us to be succesful and cover more original subjects we need to have commercial lines as well, producing a set is very expensive.

Exactly my thoughts.
At the last Dioramica a dealer told the story I have heard so many times, WWII, WWII, WWII, Napoleonic area and then the rest is his sale.

In my opinion you should stay away from the standard fighting pose that the big players like Italeri, Revell, Cäsar do.
A German radio operator crew like Toxso Models only announced a few years ago.
A bakery team. Or wounded, fallen in the battle like your live like ACW poses. Fleeing German soldiers without weapons.
Walking civil people, walking armed civil people useful for German Volkssturm or as partisans. Etc ...

I think that this poses, figure are not in competition to the big players.
Will sell.
That is what we here (or me) need, want.
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Posted by SamSagace on 04 Dec 2019, 17:36

Ok ... I understand that ... but :
1- I don't play games
2-I don't need (or like ) fighting figures
3-I don't like WWII figures and especially some of them .. ( or even I don't matter of the size of their boots ).
4- I don't like Nappies (and count the buttons number .. )
5- My zone of interest is very restrictive , I know ...
6- I think that people buy figures that they can find and don't buy the ones which don't exist !

... etc.....

And Traveller, you say that's expensive to produce some figures because of the demand.
Ok but :
What means "expensive" ? 100€ for one figure ? 200 ? 300 ? 500 ? more ??
I've seen here some painters who produce their own 3D figures for their own use.. (I suspect some to shut up about the way they use for create their figures but that's another story ..)

Maybe I will hurt some of you but I'm too old to be politically correct...

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Posted by Traveller1865 on 04 Dec 2019, 17:45

SamSagace wrote:Ok ... I understand that ... but :
1- I don't play games
2-I don't need (or like ) fighting figures
3-I don't like WWII figures and especially some of them .. ( or even I don't matter of the size of their boots ).
4- I don't like Nappies (and count the buttons number .. )
5- My zone of interest is very restrictive , I know ...
6- I think that people buy figures that they can find and don't buy the ones which don't exist !

... etc.....

And Traveller, you say that's expensive to produce some figures because of the demand.
Ok but :
What means "expensive" ? 100€ for one figure ? 200 ? 300 ? 500 ? more ??
I've seen here some painters who produce their own 3D figures for their own use.. (I suspect some to shut up about the way they use for create their figures but that's another story ..)

Maybe I will hurt some of you but I'm too old to be politically correct...

Greetings
Sam (ou Pascal like you want ... )


This soldier and machinegun cost 100 euros to produce, now imagine a small set of 5 figures. Even if WW2 is popular there is no way telling how many copies it will sell, someone has to take a risk.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 04 Dec 2019, 17:48

Wiking wrote:Speira wrote:
In order for us to be succesful and cover more original subjects we need to have commercial lines as well, producing a set is very expensive.

Exactly my thoughts.
At the last Dioramica a dealer told the story I have heard so many times, WWII, WWII, WWII, Napoleonic area and then the rest is his sale.

In my opinion you should stay away from the standard fighting pose that the big players like Italeri, Revell, Cäsar do.
A German radio operator crew like Toxso Models only announced a few years ago.
A bakery team. Or wounded, fallen in the battle like your live like ACW poses. Fleeing German soldiers without weapons.
Walking civil people, walking armed civil people useful for German Volkssturm or as partisans. Etc ...

I think that this poses, figure are not in competition to the big players.
Will sell.
That is what we here (or me) need, want.
:-D


Yes I agree 100%, I regret that I didn't start on WW2 instead, big mistake... I know Preiser did a refugees set but that's something I've been thinking about, but the cost of 5-10 figures= $$$ a lot. And we have our ACW casualties that can be turned into WW2 casualties.
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Posted by SamSagace on 04 Dec 2019, 18:22

Traveller1865 wrote:This soldier and machinegun cost 100 euros to produce, now imagine a small set of 5 figures. Even if WW2 is popular there is no way telling how many copies it will sell, someone has to take a risk.


:yeah:

That's clear and I like what is clear !
A small set of 5 figures is about 500€ to produce ! :-D not difficult to understand that !
"someone has to take a risk"
yes ... :mrgreen:
but who ?
You know what I like, I don't know how many people like what I like !
Maybe I'm the only one ... :eh:

Pascal (or Sam ;-) )
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Posted by despertaferro on 05 Dec 2019, 06:49

WW2 German machine gunners did'nt carry rifle ammunition poaches on their belts.
Pistol holster and cleaning tools poach.
All the best!
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Posted by SamSagace on 05 Dec 2019, 09:48

... an other point, Traveller :
I like the possibility to choose the figures I want in your shop.
I've so many sets I've bought for only 1 or 2 figures !
I know exactly which figures I will buy...
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 05 Dec 2019, 10:12

SamSagace wrote:... an other point, Traveller :
I like the possibility to choose the figures I want in your shop.
I've so many sets I've bought for only 1 or 2 figures !
I know exactly which figures I will buy...


Yes it's a novel concept I hope people like. Just wish there was a English long bow archer, now I have to chase the Zvezda set all over the internet at horrific prices...
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Posted by Susofrick on 05 Dec 2019, 10:39

I think I can have some archers lying unused. Maybe some other figures too.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 05 Dec 2019, 11:29

Susofrick wrote:I think I can have some archers lying unused. Maybe some other figures too.


Any would be a great help, Just no Strelets or Italeri.. ;-)
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 05 Dec 2019, 12:01

despertaferro wrote:WW2 German machine gunners did'nt carry rifle ammunition poaches on their belts.
Pistol holster and cleaning tools poach.
All the best!


Well could be exceptions to the rule..

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