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Zvezda 2020

Posted by Brok_Santatusca on 23 Apr 2020, 08:28

I think it's good to re-release those sets as some of the old Zvezda stuff reachses crazy high prices
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Posted by marc zijp on 08 May 2020, 05:30

For an unknown reason to me PSR never announces a review of the mini-Zvezda sets.
So for those who missed it: http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2722
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Posted by MicroWorld on 12 Jun 2020, 18:41

12-cm Granatwerfer 42 with german crew (3D renders from VK):
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And one more figure was shown:
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I don't know what it means
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Posted by marc zijp on 12 Jun 2020, 20:18

Good news of course. And doesn’t is just mean we get five poses?
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Posted by marc zijp on 07 Jul 2020, 11:16

This must be zvezda 6270, German panzer grenadiers.
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Posted by Zed1 on 07 Jul 2020, 13:35

Three NCOs and a machine gun? Where have are all the grenadiers gone? (as far as I know, only the NCO should have a submachine gun, the others should be armed with carbines.
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Posted by MicroWorld on 11 Jul 2020, 06:46

Corrected version of the panzergrenadiers:
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Officer with StG-44 added, ammo box for MG-34 is reduced to proper size.
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Posted by marc zijp on 11 Jul 2020, 15:33

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Posted by Xantippos on 12 Jul 2020, 08:04

Don't really much like the AoT sets, expensive, and a bit "stiff" on the poses. Too few soldiers for me. I hope Zvezda returns to make new big sets!
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Posted by marc zijp on 12 Jul 2020, 10:31

That was more or less my opinion too, in the past. Especially the small infantry sets I skipped for not being a real addition to existing big format sets.
But only recently I found that their guns are about the best on the market so right now it’s order after order to get them before they’re out of sale. And even those gun crews are pretty good as they anticipate in what they’re doing, i.e. really handling the gun.
And more variety in e.g. mortar teams and mg teams is always welcome to me!
Btw: their 1/72 tank range is also pretty good.
And well, about the price: I willingly pay £3,50 for a good metal mortar or heavy mg team. So €3,95 for the small Zvezda plastic sets is very reasonable in my point of view.

But indeed: ideally they’ll start making new big format sets.
But I’m afraid that time has passed....
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Posted by JoseAngelQuintana on 16 Jul 2020, 19:09

I really like Zvezda 1/72 figures, by far the best plastic figures.

I prefer metal ones, 20mm.

anyway I miss big kits with more figures like Russian and German army the done years ago, they would be reinjected in hard plastic, it would be a plus.

With these two new kits:

The mortar crew
The figures seems to be real person scanned, and when you're spending so much money you have to take care of small details, Thera are only two people for all the caracters, and one of Them has no neck, so high legs, and small heads.
They all carry too much equipment, even when they are supposed tone firing, and the equipments is wrong, the canteen has never being carried that way, and all are the same mould, the best is the mortar piece.

The Waffen SS Team
All of them are carrying submachine guns, and seems to be beginning-mid war, because of the snmocks, boots and the MG36, but one of them is carrying a Stg44 that is a late gun, only this detail makes the boots could be wrong, the more SS soldiers in late war wore mid boots with leggings, I miss a rifle, Mauser or a late g43 for this set.

Anyway, as I said, by far Zvezda are the best 1/72 figures by now, and they art of tactics series are supreme.
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Posted by marc zijp on 16 Jul 2020, 19:43

I certainly agree with your points about the equipment of the mortar team: too much and some parts are at the wrong place.
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Posted by MicroWorld on 05 Aug 2020, 12:32

Renders of the soviet "infantry with SMGs" (set #6269):
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 05 Aug 2020, 15:44

What type of smg is the officer holding up?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 05 Aug 2020, 16:42

Bluefalchion wrote:What type of smg is the officer holding up?


PPS submachine gun
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Posted by Paul on 05 Aug 2020, 16:46

PPSH43 ?
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Posted by MicroWorld on 05 Aug 2020, 17:58

Paul wrote:PPSH43 ?

No! PPS-43 (or -42: difference is to small for 1/72 scale): "Pistolet-Pulemyot Sudaeva" ("Sudaev's SMG") - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PPS_submachine_gun A very interesting thing...
But there no PPSh with a box magazine - much more widely used then a PPS.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 05 Aug 2020, 18:05

Have either been modeled at this scale previously? Maybe in the Pegasus sets?
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Posted by MicroWorld on 05 Aug 2020, 18:17

Bluefalchion wrote:Have either been modeled at this scale previously? Maybe in the Pegasus sets?

Yes:
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Posted by Paul on 05 Aug 2020, 19:37

MicroWorld wrote:No! .

Pretty definate about that eh? A simple no would have sufficed
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