Monday, 17 March 2008

Panzergrenadier ‘Hitlerjugend’ 1944

Manufacturer: Platoon
Item Code: PT-030
Scale: 1/35
Material: Resin
Sculptor: Tony Williams
Review Publication Date: March 16th 2008

During 1943, a cadre from 1.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH) provided the basis of 12.SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend made up for the most part of 17 year old members of the Hitler Youth. Led by Eastern Front veterans from the 1.SS-Panzer-Division LSSAH, the HJ developed a fierce reputation during the battles in Normandy during 1944. After fighting their way out of the Falaise Pocket, they were refitted and took part in the Ardennes Offensive. Involved in heavy fighting around Budapest, they later marched west to surrender to US forces near Enns, Austria, in 1945.

PT-030 “Panzergrenadier ‘Hitlerjugend’ 1944” is a 1/35th scale resin figure sculpted by Tony Williams with box-art by Luca Cardoselli. The youth is portrayed walking carrying helmet in hand, with his Kar.98k carbine with attached Gewehrgranate Schiessbacher slung over his right shoulder.

My review on Historicus Forma

Saturday, 8 March 2008


Manufacturer: Yedharo Models
Item Code: Bu001
Scale: 1/10
Material: Resin
Sculptor: Fausto Gutiérrez
Review Publication Date: March 7th 2008

The 2007 historical fantasy film adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel 300, a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae, broke box office records, yet also managed to divide critics over its look and style. While some chastised it for placing a greater value in visuals over characterization and its contentious portrayal of Persians, others revered it as a creative masterpiece.

Undoubtedly one person who felt this film was a masterpiece must have been Fausto Gutiérrez, the owner, designer and sculptor of Yedharo Models, as the movie has served to inspire the addition of 3 products to the Yedharo stable, namely two 1/10 scale busts and a 54mm figure.

Bu001 Spartan is a 1/10th scale resin bust sculpted by Fausto Gutiérrez with box-art by Jesús Martín. The figure represents King Leonidas, as played by Gerard Butler, during the early stages of the film when the plot is being set – possibly consulting the ephors or oracle.

My review on Historicus Forma