Figure sans tunic in just the pullover undershirt getting ready to gear up.
Soldier Story continues to make great strides in their headsculpts.
Nice subtle texturing to the sculpt.
The paint ops also well done with a skin like effect.
One of the things often overlooked on figures is the importance of the quality of the basic gear. Solider Story does a great job with the basic German belt gear.
Y Straps are made from leatherlike material.
Luger holster is leather and features great contrasting white stitching.
Luger is plastic with great detail including working toggle.
Interior of helmet is leather.
Helmet is made from stamped metal and has 'chicken wire' cover as was common later in the war.
Nice field applied camo scheme.
Soldier Story did a good job on the profile and shape of the FJ helmet as it looks in scale.
Rear shot showing rivet detail.
The Sumpftarn (Marsh Pattern) smock features loads of subtle details.
Smock can be secured around legs.
Rear shot of smock secured around legs.
Side gusset detail.
Showing flare gun pouch on rear.
Soldier Story chose to arm this German with a captured M1 Carbine. At the later stages of the war, there are numerous photos of German troops using captured Allied arms.
The M1 Carbine comes with a stock mounted double mag pouch.
M1 Carbine is made of plastic which will disapoint some. Still a very nice sculpt and has working action. US guns are becoming increasingly rare on the loose market, so another one never hurts.
Rear shot of geared figure. Just to note: mess kit and gas mask canister are both made of metal and open.
The highlight of the set is Soldier Story's outstanding all metal and wood panzerschreck.
Shield secures like the real one and has opening port.
This panzerschreck set with ammo crate sold for almost $50 making this figure seem like a bargain.
Wood detail on grips. Trigger moves.
Ammo crate is made from real wood.
Set includes 3 real metal rounds.
All geared up and ready to hunt some Allied armor!
The panzerschreck had a range of only about 150 meters, which might sound like a long way till you are the poor guy actually shooting it at a tank.
Time to load.
On the hunt.
Trigger mechanism on the schreck moves.
Like this shield is going to stop a round? I guess it made the poor guy feel better! Actually, the shield was to protect the operator from the blast of the rocket
Soldier Story is known for their boots and these tall brown FJ boots are no exception.
Taking a knee to launch some hate.
Rear shot of figure. Note the round in the schreck.
Time to reload!
The panzerschreck was not exactly quick to reload and even took longer without an assistant.
Panzerschreck gunners were hunted as they posed threat to the much needed Allied armor.
When you are out of schreck rounds, better hope that .30 cal carbine can keep you out of harms way