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Imperial German Soldier with Wex Flamethrower

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Replica of the original miniature by Jeff Shiu "Imperial German Flameflower w / M1917 (Wex)" in a 1:24 scale, hand-painted by the author. The base is made of acrylic gypsum, which gave the figure stability. Changed the eyepieces of the gas mask, which now have a mesh structure.

Airbrush painting. Paints - Vallejo. Flushing - Tamiya. Wax paints True Metal. 

Historical reference: Wechselapparat, also known as Wex, is a German World War I knapsack flamethrower designed to replace the Kleif flamethrower. It was introduced in 1917. The name "Wechselapparat" literally means "exchange apparatus", since initially several apparatuses of this type worked with a single hose and fog nozzle. However, practice has shown that it is difficult to quickly flip a hose with a fog nozzle from one device to another, so each flamethrower was equipped with its own hose and fog nozzle. But the abbreviated name "Wex" remains.

"Wex" consisted of a wearable device, a reservoir for a flammable liquid and a gas cylinder (nitrogen). The tank for combustible liquid had the form of a lifebuoy with a capacity of 11 l and was made of tin with a thickness of 1.5 mm (0.06 in). From the Wex flamethrower it was possible to make approx. 18 fire shots. Continuous fire spraying was possible for 20 seconds. Jet range - approx. 25 meters (82 ft).

Key properties and characteristics
Materials
  • Acrylic resin
  • Plastic
Dimensions and weight
  • Length (cm) - 15 cm
  • Width (cm) - 10 cm
  • Height (cm) - 25 cm
  • Weight (kg) - 0.7 kg

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