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Zvezda 1/72 Soviet Air Force Ground Crew, kit 6187

Strictly following the beaten path of releasing two opposing sets each time, Zvezda has provided a VVS ground crew to match the Luftwaffe set 6188.

Zvezda 1/72 Soviet Air Force Ground Crew, kit 6187
Zvezda 1/72 Soviet Air Force Ground Crew, kit 6187

There’s a reason the review is uploaded after the German crew – the kit has something special in it. Figures are made after the characters from the Soviet movie “Only Old Men Are Going to Battle” – a fragment is shown below:

Just have a look at these two (esp. the one on the left):

and you will understand what I mean.

Now… “Old men” is rather used for experienced ones rather than aged. In war where life expectancy on the battlefield was measured in hours and medals were presented for surviving 20 combat flights you could consider such a veteran the squadron’s old man. But I digress.

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Zvezda 1/72 German Air Force Ground Crew, kit 6188

In recent years Zvezda has released multiple snap-fit aircraft kits in 1/72 scale that include excellent pilot figures. They have now “gone full circle” by releasing ground crews to accompany these kits. First off – the Luftwaffe crew.

Zvezda 1/72 German Air Force Ground Crew, kit 6188
Zvezda 1/72 German Air Force Ground Crew, kit 6188

As shown on the now-standard box – there are 5 figures, a bomb trolley with a bomb, a fuel drum and a jerry can included. As with some other sets you can either use a single base for all the guys,  or use individual ones.

Zvezda 1/72 German Air Force Ground Crew, kit 6188
Zvezda 1/72 German Air Force Ground Crew, kit 6188

Typical for the Art of tactic game series the plastic is light gray, parts are on 2 sprues.

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Revell 1/144 MiG-29 “The Swifts”, kit 04007

Revell 04007 MiG-29 "The Swifts"
Revell 04007 MiG-29 “The Swifts”

MiG-29 has attracted the attention of multiple scale model manufacturers even when it was only seen in blurry pictures. Available kits vary in scale, accuracy and markings in area so wide it would take a book to describe.

The reason I picked up Revell’s 1/144th MiG-29 was its R-60 missiles that I used in another model. I was thinking of giving it away, because strange as it may sound I am not a big fan of the aircraft for a number of reasons. I elected to keep it though, so it will be briefly presented in this article.

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