Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ESCI Fallschirmjäger







1:72 ESCI Set 244 Fallschirmjäger (German Paratroopers 'Green Devils')

Sadly, no action pose. And why are a lot of the paratroopers left-handed? Too bad the poses weren't well thought out.

3 comments:

  1. the last two poses are so bad. come on...the barrel into the ground?! and the guy with the grenade is looking at it like he never seen it before! a bad set!

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  2. One figure has his weapons barrel in the dirt, even the most inexperienced soldier would not do such a thing and if he did the other troops and the SGT would be all over him. One pose has no magazine in his machine pistol. I agree with Tsold9000 that the man with the grenade acts like it's new to him. And two left handed shooters! I like the sculpting, but the poses are terrible. I heard a theory that since this may have been the last ESCI set the sculptor intentionally sculpted poor poses as a type of revenge against the company for ending production. I have a few of these in my collection but not many and I have "edited" out certain posed either completely or at least reduced their numbers. The guy leaning on the rifle, you have to cut the rifle off and he becomes a leaning figure. The Pegasus Paratroops are much better.

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