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Survey - 120 mm Russian Infantry Figure (Interest)
May 6 2011 at 1:42 AM
(Login duttons) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 18.104.22.168
I have been in the search over the last 12 months or so for a decent 120mm figure of a standard Russian Infantryman in WW2.
I imagined one with the bedroll across the shoulders or in the winther padded jacket or overcoat together with the signature ppsh submachine gun.
I was stunned to find that there is not one available (The ony I was able to find was a sniper or naval infantry).
I understand the laws of supply and demand, if it is not economically viable a manufacturer would not make it, but you would think there would be a market for just one figure from a manufacturer somewhere(especially given the choices we have from German Soldiers).
Yes German sells, but it is not like the Russians were not major combatants.
I was hoping if enough people were interested one of the manufacturers may see a market
Jason Burch (Login eoyguy) Missing-Lynx members 22.214.171.124
I'm always interested in GOOD figures
May 6 2011, 8:00 AM
Many times subject is not as important as quality. Too many manufacturers test the waters by putting out an iffy figure, then when it doesn't sell, they say the subject doesn't have anyones interest. I would like to see a WWII Russian, as long as he's not just standing like a statue or pointing. I like to see some action in my figs. I would prefer the standard summer uniform, since it was most common, and actually a Russian carrying a Mosin Nagant would be OK as well. A figure wearing the long overcoat would be interesting as well. Just like Germans carrying MP-40's and STG-44's, its seems whenever a WWII Soviet figure is released, it has a PPSH.The Mosin (like the Kar was to the Germans)was the most common weapon, but its not as cool as an PPSH.
BTW, Kirin did a WWII Soviet infantry figure wearing a padded winder uniform. He's carrying a Makarov in one hand and a grenade in the other, and running. They can be found fairly regularly on e-bay.
This message has been edited by eoyguy from IP address 126.96.36.199 on May 6, 2011 8:01 AM
Bob (Login Soldaten6) Missing-Lynx members 188.8.131.52
Early (1936) Russian
May 8 2011, 9:26 AM
Have you seen this one from REST miniatures? It is really pre-war but its more of an action pose (running) and comes with an option of two heads. Haven't seen the actual quality of the piece so I cannot comment on the casting.