Sunday, August 3, 2008

Dragon Red Army Sniper Misha (Stalingrad 1942)

This figure has been in my "only if the price is right I'll buy it" category for awhile. It was only last Saturday when I managed to snag it at a reasonable price at CSC.
This figure is a sniper of the Red Army (Stalingrad 1942) called Misha and it resembles Jude Law's character, Vassili Zaitsev, in the movie Enemy at the Gates.

Enemy at the Gates was a WW2 movie released in 2001 and was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
The movie is about Vassily Zaitsev (Jude Law) a hero in Russia. He was a sniper who was responsible for many German kills. In order to counter this threat, the Germans bring in their own sharp-shooter, Major Konig played by Ed Harris. They engaged in a cat and mouse hunt. There was also a love story between Vassily and another Russian soldier named Tania (Rachel Weisz). Personally I felt it was pointless to have this love story as it does not add any thing to the story. I rather have more big battle scenes or sniper sequences between Vassily and Konig.
Overall the movie was rather draggy and the moments I enjoyed most from the movie was the beginning (the big battle scene) and the ending (Vassili Vs Major Konig).

The head sculpt resembles Jude Law but the shape of the face is broader as Jude Law has a sharper face.
There is not that much accessories but this is expected as I don't think a WW2 Russian sniper carries that much equipment. The figure comes with a winter cap (shapka-ushanka), padded jacket (telogreika), leather belt, water bottle & cartridge pouch and shelter quarter (plasch-palatka). The plasch-palatka was simply a square of water proofed cotton duck fitted with a drawstring across one corner. It was usually used as a rain cape or for camouflage. If it was not being used, it was folded lengthwise and worn diagonally across the body. The folded plasch-palatka is part of the accessories but you can't unfold it (it was made to look like a folded plasch-palatka).
There are two weapons for this figure. One is the M91/30 and the other is the PPSh sub-machine gun with 2 cartridges.

Overall a decent figure which I will only buy if the price is right.

Vassily Zaitsev, great Russian hero

A fatter Jude Law

Off to gun down more German officers

What does a sniper do during his free time? - clean his rifle
of course!


1 shot 1 kill

Sorry to all who love Barney.....


deSMOnd said...

Hey bro, I have this piece too. Bought this may years ago and oso watched that movie as well. Good buy!!

Little Plastic Man said...

Thanks. I was happy I got this figure for a reasonable price


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