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King Arthur
Posted: August 14, 2011 08:07 pm
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I saw that Strelets has released a new set of 1/72 Romanian WW2 soldiers.
From the first pictures they look nice.
Box number is M061.

(IMG:http://www.strelets-r.com/SetsMini/Set061/Figure1.jpg)

Description by Strelets taken from their site:
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M061 - Romanian Infantry WWII


Before WWII the densely populated but industrially underdeveloped Romania had a similar army - numerous but poorly armed and supplied. Manliher rifles of local modification were used along with rare samples of French MAS submachine guns and Czechoslovak hand machine guns of early modifications, all of which could hardly compete with the more recent types of joint British-Czechoslovak production (the famous Bren), whereas the uniform headdress protected from the cold so poorly that it was officially allowed to replace them with the sheep skin peasant hat - chakuloy. Along with the latter a characteristic element of a Romanian soldier silhouette was a Dutch helmet, that partially was purchased in 1938 and partially transferred to the royal army by Hitler from stocks captured in the Netherlands.

Not surprisingly, the army that was moved in the southern regions of the USSR to assist the Wehrmacht, didn’t meet even very moderate German generals’ hopes. Moreover, Romanian soldiers revealed a complete unwillingness to fight on foreign soil for interests that were alien to them. Badly and irregularly supplied due to the vast Russian communication lines, the army soon developed the habit of looting, thus creating additional difficulties for their more disciplined ally. Nevertheless, the presence of Romanian troops on the Eastern Front was very noticeable – up to 500,000 at a time with some units offering strong resistance to Soviet troops, at least in the first stage of the war.



Box picture taken from another site:

(IMG:http://www.modelhobbies.co.uk/shop/images/aircraft124/STRM061.jpg)
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Florin
Posted: August 14, 2011 10:59 pm
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The second paragraph is almost hostile toward Romania and the Romanian Army of WWII. To say the least, it is more wrong than truth in it. I saw they are Russian manufacturer (or Ukrainean?) and started in 1998. Before making such comments, they should check their own courtyard first.
Any Romanian with self respect should boycott these toys about Romanian soldiers, unless the manufacturers adjust their comments.

PS: As child, I had cowboys, Indians and their horses made of plastic in Romania. They look more realistic and proportionate than what I see in this picture.
The fact that we are not doing this any more is our own fault - and others like Strelets take advantage of it.

This post has been edited by Florin on August 15, 2011 01:43 am
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Florin
Posted: August 15, 2011 12:33 am
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The figurines shown here were made in Romania (the Socialist Republic of Romania :roll: ) about 36...38 years ago.
We should be the ones making TODAY the 1/72 WWII Romanian soldiers, and not the foreigners.
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This post has been edited by Florin on August 15, 2011 01:29 am
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Florin
Posted: August 15, 2011 04:09 am
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It is for the first time in 3 decades when I am asking myself: Why do I have so many horses without riders? How did I lose my cavalry? I do not remember to order a disastrous charge. :(

Their cost, 36...38 years ago, was 2 lei / figurine.
The horses were sold separately (2 lei) from their riders (2 lei).
The red soldiers were all in a game, and I got them through an exchange.

This post has been edited by Florin on August 15, 2011 04:16 am
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Ursulescu
Posted: April 19, 2012 05:20 pm
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Those are wonderful. I wonder what happened to the molds?

I also think the Romanian manufacturers should be making more plastic models of their armies and weaponry, like the I.A.R. 80's, TACAM tanks and so on. what about some figures of Romanian Pesants and some of Romania's earlier armies, like Vlad Tepes, King Michael and so on.

Yeah, and like you said..that second paragraph is just Russian propaganda again. We killed more Russians ANd Americans in WW2 than the Germans ever did. Why? Because the Germans used us to get the "Dirty Work" done.

I wouldn't buy these figures...not because of what the company said about Romania...but simply because I don't like the mold.
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