The Generals of WW II Era

Published: December 4th, 2012     
Box Art
Box Art
Reviewed by: 
Jack Kennedy, IPMS# 12511
Scale: 1/35
Company: Master Box
Price: $17.50
Product / Stock #: 35108

I have been painting miniatures for over 40 years and have seen some bad and some great. This set of figures depicting important Generals of WW II is one of the best I have ever seen.

It is a set consisting of six Generals, including General George S. Patton, Marshal Georgy Zhukov, General Sugijama Hadjime, General Erich von Manstein, Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, and General Charles deGaulle.

I was totally impressed with the fine casting and how accurate each face was for the particular general. This is something I have rarely seen in my many years of figure painting.

There is a color guide on the back of the box to help the modeler paint each figure accurately. As far as assembly goes, I couldn't have asked for more. The fit was perfect on each figure without any seam lines to show. It took me about five minutes to assemble each one.

After I had put them all together, I mounted them on medicine bottles. I like this method because it gives the painter a handle to hold onto while painting. As usual, I primed with Duplicolor light grey automotive primer right out of the can. After this dried, I used various acrylic paints on the uniforms. I painted over the acrylic paint on the faces with oil paints because I feel that they blend better.

I was very pleased with this set of figures and I'm looking forward to more releases from Master Box. I would highly recommend this set.

I wish to thank Master Box and Dragon Models USA for the kit and Steve Colins of IPMS/USA for giving me this set of figures to review.

  • Assembly and painting guide
    Assembly and painting guide
  • Parts
  • Closeup 1
    Closeup 1
  • Closeup 2
    Closeup 2
  • Closeup 3
    Closeup 3
  • Hadjime detail
    Hadjime detail
  • Montgomery
  • Patton
  • von Manstein
    von Manstein
  • Zhukov
  • de Gaulle
    de Gaulle