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WW2 V2 Rocket guard ?

What German military figure to combine with a V2 rocket in a diorama

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Ron Torfs29/11/2017 20:40:22
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I have a V2 rocket model kit in 1:16 scale and would like to build it into a diorama with a human figure next to it to show the relative scale. I'm considering one of the below but not sure which would be recommendable:

VERLINDEN PROD. #2791 WWII German Infantry Officer in 1:16
VERLINDEN PROD. #961 WWII German Volkssturm Officer Figur in 1:16
VERLINDEN PROD. #1210 WWII German Paratrooper Figur in 1:16
VERLINDEN PROD. #0987 WWII German Schütze Figur in 1:16
VERLINDEN PROD. #S03 WWII German Cavarly Officer Figur in 1:16

What of the above, or an alternative, can be recommended for a realistic setting with the V2 ? Any ideas most welcome...

John Race01/12/2017 17:05:39
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Ron.

I can't help with the figures, but would like to see the V2 build. Hope you will blog. teeth 2

Good luck with the figures, quite a few knowledgeable figure guys on here.

John.

Alan Mckenzie01/12/2017 17:24:43
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What is your source of these figures? as Verlinden ceased production some time ago.

Just listing the figures isn't really helpful, as I said, they stopped making them some time ago so the only way to find what these look like is to hope Google turns something up or deduction from the name.

From the named descriptions you've given I would choose the Officer figure if you can get it. These units would be operated by specialist crews, so most of your other choices wouldn't even see a V2 let alone work with one.

Alan

Ron Torfs06/12/2017 13:21:57
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Hi Alan, tks for your comments. I found these offered by an ebay seller named michaello2010 ... I have ordered the German Infantry Officer in the meantime, but possibly I will add something extra still. The ebay item nr. I selected is 401133179333 - if you call up this number then you can still see what it looks like. I think it is an Ok choice so thanks for the suggestion.

@John, I surely will blog when I start to build. I am at the moment working fulltime and hope to reach a life phase that will allow to spend time on some good modeling. Up to now I have only been collecting kits so 'strongly preparing for' starting to build at some time hopefully not too long from now anymore (max. 5 years unless our government extends our retirement age again).

John Race06/12/2017 16:51:05
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Great idea Ron , you'll have a great stash. I retired this year at 69, love it .

John

Allen Dewire06/12/2017 21:55:34
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Hello Ron,

The infantry officer will do nicely as long as he is finished in artillery branch colors. He could be also done in a Luftwaffe uniform too. Most of the officers were artillery officers and the rest were Luftwaffe officers in the V2 program when it was started.

Most were trained at Peenemuende on the island of Usedom in the North Sea. There were also training areas at Koeslin, Schneidemuehl and at Blizna, Poland. The SS also got into the program by starting there own V2 battalion so a figure could also wear an SS officer's uniform too. Their unit was the Werfer-Abteilung 500 and was formed in spring of 1944.

This sounds like a good big project. Do you have the launch pad that the V2 sits on??? It's gonna be huge when it's done if you do!!!

Prost

Allen

Edited By Allen Dewire on 06/12/2017 21:56:24

Alan Mckenzie07/12/2017 00:08:13
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Posted by Ron Torfs on 06/12/2017 13:21:57:

I have ordered the German Infantry Officer

So you've ordered this one

Which as you can see is SS, so that narrows your options as described by Allen.

Good luck with the build, as others have said at 1/16th scale it's going to be huge.

Alan

Richard Foenander07/12/2017 06:03:18
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Hi Ron,

Wow, it's going to be a huge undertaking in 1/16 scale.

If it's the figure shown by Alan then you'll need to replace the camo smock with a pressed uniform 'cos if the SS were there they would be Gestapo overseeing security against sabotoures or spies looking to get their hands on the V2. Besides the launch sites were so far behind frontlines that there is no need for the camo smock.

I think it can be re-sculpted or you could switch the Cavalry officers torso and arms and cut off the little bit at the hips.

Cheers,

Richard

John Harris07/12/2017 09:02:42
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This book is based on the training manual https://www.amazon.co.uk/4-V-2-Rocket-Instruction-Manual/dp/1937684768/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1512636964&sr=8-2&keywords=v2+rocket

There is also a reproduction of the manual, not sure of a better word, of the post war British tests of the V2 which gives details of a typical launch site, which covered quite an area.

Finally. http://www.v2rocket.com/ has lot of information on the rocket.

As one landed less than a mile from where I am sitting now, I have an interest in these things..

jh

Edited By John Harris on 07/12/2017 09:03:36

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