Italeri makes a set of Winter Russians, figures for the Soviet Army in late WWII, in 1/72nd scale plastic. These figures are molded in a tan plastic and are very well done. In comparison to the old Esci Russians these figures have finer detail, but the style and size is similar. There is no flash on the set, you get three identical sprues.
These tan photos show the Italeri Russians. The dark gray figures are the Pegasus WWII Soviet Infantry, Winter and Soviet Infantry, Summer. As you can see from the photos the figures are identical in size, but the Pegasus have a bit finer detail. The Pegasus set has one piece figures with bases! These three figure sets were designed to work together so the weapons are an excellent mix. The Pegasus has about 40% rifles and 40% PPSH SMGs and the rest are mostly light machine gunners.
The Pegasus sets include an officer figure as seen here directly behind the tan figure standing in the great coat and helmet. The Pegasus sets are pre-production and the plastic color and final details my yet change in the production version. Another excellent set from Pegasus! There will be at least two other WWII Soviet sets from Pegasus after these, heavy weapons, winter and summer. Look for these infantry by the end of the year and the new sets late in 2009.