Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1/72 (20mm) WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons: Part 2

 

1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons



The Plastic Soldier Company produces a 1/72 scale (20mm) set of World War 2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons.  The figures are highly detailed and cast in hard plastic.  The box set contain three sprues of 13 figures (39 figures in total); each sprue contains the following miniatures:

1 x Maxim Machine Gun (PM M1910) Team firing (2 soldiers)

1 x Maxim Machine Gun (PM M1910) Team on the move (2 soldiers)

1 x 50mm mortar team (2 soldiers)

1 x 82mm mortar team (2 soldiers)

1 x PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle team firing (2 soldiers)

1 x Soldier carrying PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle over his shoulder

2 x Soldiers that could be added to the weapon teams.

 

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons

Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons sprue (side 1)

 

1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons

Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons sprue (side 2)

 

 

In an earlier post, I painted the first sprue in this set.  I finished painting the remaining two sprues and based these miniatures on an assortment of bases.

 

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons

Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons Teams (1): side 1

 

1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons

Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons Teams (1): side 2

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons

Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons Teams (2): side 1

 

1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons

Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons Teams (2): side 2

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons

Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons Teams (3): side 1

 

1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons

Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons Teams (3): side 2

 

 

 

The below images include World War 2 Russian and German miniatures I built and painted from earlier posts.

 

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons


1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons


1/72 Plastic Soldie Company WW2 Russian Infantry Heavy Weapons

 

1/72 (20mm) WW2 German Infantry Heavy Weapons: Part 3 (PSC & Zvevda)

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons



I purchased another set of The Plastic Soldier Company’s 1/72 scale (20mm) Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons.  This set contains three hard plastic sprues, with each sprue containing 14 miniatures (42 miniatures in total). Each sprue contains the following miniatures/heavy weapons teams:

An 81 mm mortar team (operated by two soldiers)

A 120 mm mortar team (operated by two soldiers)

A machine gun team (operated by two soldiers)

A Panzerschreck team firing (two soldiers)

A soldier carrying a Panzerschreck

Two soldiers with Panzerfausts (one kneeling and the other standing)

An ammo supplier

Two extra soldiers that can be added to the heavy weapons teams.

 

I painted one sprue of the Plastic Soldier Company (PSC) German Infantry Heavy Weapons, which includes the miniatures listed above.  As well, I painted the Zvevda German MG-34 Machine Gun with Crew, which includes a machine gun crew of 3 soldiers on a decorative base.

 

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons

PSC Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons Sprue (side 1)

 

1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons

PSC Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons Sprue (side 2)

 

Zvevda German MG-34 Machine Gun with Crew box

 

 Zvevda German MG-34 Machine Gun with Crew sprue

 

 

While I painted my previous batch of German Infantry Heavy Weapons with the Eichenlaubmuster (oak leaf pattern A) style of camouflage; a camouflage pattern exclusive to the Waffen-SS (please see previous post for more details).  I painted this group of miniatures with a combination of solid colours (German Uniform and Luftwaffe Grey) and the Splittermuster pattern of camouflage (splinter pattern); thus, indicating these soldiers belong to the Heer: The regular German Army.

 

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons

German Heavy Weapons (1): side 1

 

1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons

German Heavy Weapons (1): side 2

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons

German Heavy Weapons (2): side 1

 

1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons

German Heavy Weapons (2): side 2

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons

German Heavy Weapons (3): side 1

 

1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons

German Heavy Weapons (3): side 2

 

 

 

When comparing the Zvevda miniatures to the PSC miniatures, I prefer the PSC miniatures.  The Zvevda miniatures were cast in soft plastic and required the assembly of multiple small parts.  I found it difficult to assemble the Zvevda kit.  Moreover, the PSC gives you more ‘Bang for your Buck’; I paid $25 Canadian for the PSC set (18 heavy weapons teams, plus extras), whereas the Zvevda kit cost $7 Canadian.

The below images include World War 2 German and Russian Infantry miniatures I painted from earlier posts.

 

 

 

1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons


1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons


1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons


1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons


1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons


1/72 Plastic Soldier Company Late War German Infantry Heavy Weapons

 

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