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First Look: Battlefront's 1:100 Möbelwagen AA Platoon


28mm Fanatik writes:

Nice models for a non-plastic release. I bought a box of these myself.



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Let's take a look at one of the D-Day: German releases from Battlefront for Flames of War: the Möbelwagen AA Platoon.

Mobelwagen AA Platoon box

Open the box, and you find a plastic tub containing the model parts, and a resealable plastic pouch.

Mobelwagen

Opening the tub and removing some foam pieces, we see the resin and metal components:

Mobelwagen

There are four hulls, modeled in gray resin.

Mobelwagen resin hull

Mobelwagen resin hull

Here I've dumped out all of the metal parts, so you can get an idea of the quantity of metal (yes, this is why the pack weighs so much!).

Mobelwagen metal parts

And here they are, organized a bit:

Mobelwagen metal parts

There are three crew figures for each vehicle: a seated figure, a figure with a rangefinder, and a crouched figure:

Mobelwagen

There are four 'walls' for the upper compartment: front, back, and side (right and left are identical).

Mobelwagen

The anti-aircraft gun and some ammo (?) parts:

Mobelwagen

Gun shields and other pieces:

Mobelwagen

And track pieces:

Mobelwagen

The plastic pouch contains one unit card:

Mobelwagen

No printed instructions are provided. However, the back of the box advises to search for instructions on the manufacturer's website. Following the directions, I easily found these assembly instructions. The directions do not mention the two standing figures, though you can deduce placement by observing photos of the painted models. The instructions only explain how to build the vehicle in deployed mode (with the side walls down), although the box cover shows the model with both walls up and down.

There are online articles on the manufacturer's website about painting D-Day: German vehicles, but nothing specific on how to paint this vehicle. While the same camo would apply, it would have been nice to have instructions on how to paint the 'interior' portions, the gun, and the crew. Fortunately, the company website provides many pictures of the painted models.