1/6 DiD D80154 WW2 German Luftwaffe Flying Ace – “Star Of Africa” – Hans-Joachim Marseille

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Brief Introduction​

Hans-Joachim Marseille was a German Luftwaffe flying ace during World War II in North Africa. He was one of the most successful fighter pilots, took down 158 planes during his entire combat career, made him nicknamed as “Star of Africa”.
We are proudly presenting the 1/6 Hans-Joachim Marseille action figure. This young man has a boyishness handsome face and his bright eyes are shinning with light. He also comes with an ALL-NEW body!

The all-new DID 1/6 Advanced Body (Slim version) is the first time to be used. With over 40 articulations on the new body make it highly posable in more natural ways.

There are TWO tailor-made outfits for him. One is the classic Luftwaffe tropical tunic and trousers. And the other is the pilot flighting jacket and the state-of-art trousers. The jacket is made of genuine leather.

Different outfits match with different shoes. When he wears the tropical tunic, he would wear the tropical low boots while the flying boots are on when he is in the jacket.

We are the first to release various accessories for DAK Luftwaffe pilot, including pilot oxygen mask, goggles, armband compass and the flare pistol.
As “Star of Africa”, he achieved an unparalleled record and was awarded the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, Luftwaffe Day-Fighter Operational Flying Clasp, German Second War Italian Pilot Wings etc. All of the insignias are brand-new.

A super star who could not be forgotten by history, we believe you won’t miss him neither. Just order him ASAP.
Please note the cockpit that is shown in the image is not included in D80154.

Base

1 Super realistic headsculpt
2 All New – DID 1:6 Advanced Body (Slim Ver.)
3 Open palms
4 Palms for holding pistol

Outfits

5 German Luftwaffe Tropical Side Cap for Officer
6 German Luftwaffe Summer Flying Helmet (partial genuine leather)
7 German DAK Luftwaffe Tropical Sand Field Tunic
8 German DAK Luftwaffe Tropical Trousers
9 German Luftwaffe Pilot Leather Flight Jacket (genuine leather)
10 German Luftwaffe Summer Tropical Flight Trousers
11 German Luftwaffe DAK Tropical Shirt
12 Black Tie
13 Neckerchief
14 German Luftwaffe Gloves
15 Brown Belt (genuine leather)
16 German DAK Tropical Low Boots (partial genuine leather)
17 German Luftwaffe Flying Boots

Accessories

18 German Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot Oxygen Mask
19 German Luftwaffe Fighter Goggles
20 German Luftwaffe Armband Compass with genuine-leather belt
21 German Pilot Watch with genuine-leather belt
22 German Luftwaffe Headset and Microphone
23 Cigarette
24 DID Button Hook

Weapon

25 German Luftwaffe Flare Pistol with 8 Cartridges
26 PPK Pistol with Holster (genuine leather) and Clip
27 Gravity Knife

Insignia

28 Shoulderboard x 3 pairs
29 Luftwaffe breast eagle x 2
30 Afrika cuff title x 1
31 Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords x 1
32 Luftwaffe Day-Fighter Operational Flying Clasp x 1
33 Golden Party badge x 1
34 German Iron Cross 1st Class Badge x 1
35 Luftwaffe Pilot Badge x 1
36 German Second War Italian Pilot Wings
37 Gold Medal of Military Valor Ribbon bar


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Accessory set:

E60060 Diorama Of “Star Of Africa”

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To make the “Star of Africa” even more perfect, we have also created an accessory/diorama set for him, including his smiling face headsculpt, parachute, life vest, Luftwaffe officer white visor cap, tropical shorts, sock, BF-109 tail wing with his victory marking and his lovely dog. With the accessory/diorama set, you could not only get full gear for the flying ace, but also can DIY a diorama of the historical moment that he was standing on his BF-109 tail, showing his remarkable victory.

Marseille, the Star of Africa will shine even brighter with his accessories, BF-109 tail wing and diorama. Just come and order the accessory/diorama set for him.

Please note the cockpit and the body that are shown in the images are not included in E60060.

1 Super realistic headsculpt with smile
2 German Luftwaffe officers white visor cap
3 Sunglasses
4 German Luftwaffe tropical shorts
5 German Luftwaffe tropical socks
6 Parachute
7 Dog with dog tag
8 Aircraft tail with victory marking
9 Platform
10 Hay
11 German Luftwaffe life vest
 

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Definitely deserves its own thread.

I have the "accessory" set on pre-order. I actually ordered it first, as I thought it was a full figure and before seeing the regular version on sale. I'll have to go back and order the full figure version, as well. I don't need two Marseille figures but they just look too cool. A worthy addition to my pilot/astronaut figure collection.
 

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Definitely deserves its own thread.

I have the "accessory" set on pre-order. I actually ordered it first, as I thought it was a full figure and before seeing the regular version on sale. I'll have to go back and order the full figure version, as well. I don't need two Marseille figures but they just look too cool. A worthy addition to my pilot/astronaut figure collection.

I'm trying to convince myself he'll go with the upcoming Afrika Korps, since he ended his short, eventful career with Jagdgeschwader 27 in North Africa.

I'd only go for the main set, as the accessories don't add enough. His Wiki biography was a good read, but no mention as to why DiD included the dog.

An image search turned up this photo of Marseille:

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But it looks like a different dog, and doesn't have the distinctive tag.
 

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I have the "accessory" set on pre-order. I actually ordered it first, as I thought it was a full figure and before seeing the regular version on sale. I'll have to go back and order the full figure version, as well. I don't need two Marseille figures but they just look too cool. A worthy addition to my pilot/astronaut figure collection.

I think DiD are normally quite generous with their sets, giving the opportunity to make two figures from them with the addition of a body and random sculpt.

In this case, between two sets there's only one shirt to share between three possible outfits. :unsure:

Pondering on what can be made from the main set, these parts, without the gloves, could be used to represent Marseille:

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And then this, barring the gun belt, holster and shirt, to represent a generic pilot:

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I think the scarf could be used to mask the lack of the shirt, and it looks as though the jacket might fit better without the belt and holster.
 

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I was looking into the 'Afrika' cuff title.

The green 'AFRIKAKORPS' cuff title was worn on the lower right sleeve.

When Hitler instituted the mid-brown 'AFRIKA' cuff title as a formal campaign decoration in January 1943, it was to be worn on the left sleeve.

The Luftwaffe, however, had introduced their own version of the 'AFRIKA' cuff band on 16th March 1942. It was on dark blue blue cloth and worn on the lower right sleeve, as with the 'AFRIKAKORPS'. It was not regarded as an honour award, unlike the 'AFRIKA' decoration of January 1943.


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It is interesting to note that the Luftwaffen Museum in Germany holds an example of this band, among a collection of items which had belonged to the fighter ace Hans-Joachim Marseille, in which the word 'Afrika' is executed in Gothic script characters.​


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DiD have used the common version with block capitals.

 

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Love the videos DiD does. I don't think any company can do the same amount of love and detail that DiD does into their figures.
 
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