1:12 scale resin bust. Sculpted by Ramón Martínez. Accessories sculpt (helmet and K98): Calvin Tan. Boxart by Calvin Tan. Kit includes: 7 kit parts.
On the eve of the Second World War, the paramilitary formation known as Schutzstaffel or SS had started an ample militarization process in order to become the elite troops of the Nazi war machine.
After participating in small units on the annexation actions prior to the war, these troops started to organize as divisions that would participate with full operative force in France and the Netherlands campaigns. Probably, they were the most motivated and ruthless fighters in the Second World War.
During the Eastern Front campaign, the Waffen-SS were often the spearhead of the German invasion force and were engaged in numerous actions until the end of the war. That, combined with their ideological position and the harsh conditions of the war in the East, made them responsible for numerous war crimes and atrocities.
As elite troops, the received earlier the best equipment and were the first to use camouflage garments as a standard part of the uniform.
In our bust, we have decided to portray a specialist infantry soldier (SS- Unterscharführer) from one of these units. He wears some standard equipment that spans more or less the period between 1940 and 1944. The camouflage garments can be decorated with diverse patterns.
Text Courtesy of Fer Miniatures