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DAK Infantry
German DAK Infantry North Africa WWII
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by: Todd Michalak [ TRM5150 ]

Originally published on:
Historicus Forma


Handsomely packaged in the traditional plastic sleeved, slide off top opening box, the German DAK Infantry North Africa WWII parts have been caringly protected between two pieces of foam packing. There are 9 parts cast in a crème color resin. The more delicately cast pieces are placed into a small zip lock baggie and the set includes a small pillar stand which is pushed into the corner of the box and foam.


- One head section
- One torso
- One helmet with molded goggles
- One helmet strap, 2 parts
- One rifle section
- Rifle cleaning rod sections

Crisply molded there is virtually no flash on the major parts and only a couple of minute air bubbles noticed on the Jacket collar. From the delicately crafted straps to the finely molded helmet and everything else in between, these casts are a treat to look even unpainted. The facial expressions created are amazing.

There are two resin casting plugs, one the helmet and on the bottom of the head section. The parts are extremely clean as if they have been washed prior to packing. The German DAK Infantry North Africa WWII, 1/10 Scale Bust, looks to be right in line with the quality workmanship we have come to know and love from Young Miniatures.


An extremely fine highly detailed piece originally sculpted, cast resin bust. Impressive will be the minimal clean-up involved in preparing this piece to paint. This should make a great addition to anyone’s collection when done. Not priced for the faint at heart, as these seem high at around $60USD, but once you see the quality put into producing these exquisite figures and busts, the price will not seem so high. If you have bought any of the Young Miniatures before, then you should expect the same level of quality you have come to love.
Highs: Outstanding casts, smooth clean finish and amazing expressions make this and ideal bust to enjoy painting.
Lows: Tads high in price, but these figures are not for everyone and the cost is truly negligible compared to the quality.
Verdict: I honestly think these busts from Young Miniatures are some of the finest crafted pieces on the market.
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  Scale: 1:10
  Mfg. ID: YM1839
  Suggested Retail: $60.00 USD
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  PUBLISHED: Feb 27, 2013

About Todd Michalak (TRM5150)

I am building what I like, when I like and how I like it; having fun doing it. I have been building and finishing models on and off my whole life but the past ten years things really exploded. Just about anything goes when it comes to hitting the bench, but wrecked armor, rusted hulks, ships or ...

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