Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Sound Familiar?

I must apologise for the the lack of posting these last few weeks. I'm sure you can all relate to my situation...
After the period of the last posting, the missus decided that now is as good a time as any to paint the house - IN & OUT! So, as small as my house may be, I have spent the last 3-4 weeks painting. Not figures - walls! Not with model paint - with PVAs! Not with sable hair brushes - with rollers! Sound familiar?
I suppose I should be happy that the house looks nice, but throw me a freaking bone here! I need a break! No more house painting already!
Now you might be thinking why don't I paint figures at night? Well, I'd love to, but I can't get into my room!
Okay, let's change the topic ever so slightly.
I've been in regular (okay, this is me we're talking about: irregular) correspondence with the host of another, much more hardcore, figure forum. In discussing various issues, but mostly him imparting much appreciated advice upon my person, he mentioned I should consider doing a regular editorial piece on HF. Be a little more edgy, ruffle a few feathers.
So, as soon as the KitMaker Network comes online again (I think they got wind of my desire to editorialise and decided to just shut down the whole Network! LOL), you will start seeing Tarok's Tales becoming an editorial type column on HF as well. It'll be a duplicate of what gets posted here, except totally different! No - just kidding. I'll post the editorial type stuff both here and on HF. My WIP stuff, what little there is, will remain as is - here as a blog entry, and on HF and MedRom as the regular type of thing... So if you read both HF and my blog and think "That sounds familiar" - it probably is!

Saturday, 9 February 2008

LAH Officers Kharkov Set (Max Wünsche LAH Kharkov & SS Pz NCO LAH Kharkov)

Manufacturer: Alpine Miniatures
Item Code: 35057, 35058, 35059
Scale: 1/35
Material: Resin
Sculptor: Taesung Harmms
Review Publication Date: February 8th 2008

In spite of the vast fatalities, Kharkov was a timely victory for Germany, gained in no small part through the efforts of 1st SS-Panzer Division Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler. In every other theatre on every other front the German armies were in retreat, and the propaganda value of the triumph was enormous. The red square in Kharkov was renamed “Leibstandartplatz” in the division’s honour and on March 21st, Hilter awarded Dietrich Swords to his Knight’s Cross.

35059 – “LAH Officers Kharkov Set” is set of two 1/35th scale resin figures sculpted by Alpine’s owner Taesung Harmms. The two Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler (LAH) officers, both wearing winter dress during the LAH’s deployment to Kharkov, are portrayed in neutral stances – the first, portraying SS-Sturmbannführer Max Wünsche, adjusts his mittens while the other, a Senior NCO, poses with his hands (closed) on his hips, his attention drawn to his right. Released in December 2007, the box-art is painted by regular Alpine box-art painter Calvin Tan.

Both figures are also available individually as figures 35057 Max Wünsche LAH Kharkov and 35058 SS Pz NCO LAH Kharkov.

My review on Historicus Forma