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Canadian / British Tank Crewman

by: Jan Klarbæk [ MRMOX ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma

Introduction:
The market isn’t exactly overflowing with Commonwealth tank crews in styrene. So except for the Tamiya set, you have to turn towards the resin market to get some diversity in your tank crews.

Ultracast of Canada makes, among other items, a nice range of Commonwealth tank crews both in sets and in single pieces.

This is one of the singles, and would look good either leaning against the side of your new Comet, or situated in one of the turret hatches. The pose is relaxed, and is therefore not suited for an action scene.

You get:
The figure consists of 4 parts broken down to: body with left arm molded on, his left hand rest in the pocket; 2 separate right arms, one holding a smoke, the other a nice cup of tea (one for the spares box); head with the tankers beret on.

The figure is wearing the standard British uniform with the leather jerkin, and is thus suited for anything but a winters setting.

Quality:
The figure is molded in cream resin without air bubbles and details are sharp and clear with well-defined details and good facial expression.

My sample did show some undefined resin in the shallower placed areas, like between the boots/gaiters and other places between the legs. My guess would be, that this particular mould is a bit too used, but what is not easily cleaned up, won’t be visible when the figure is positioned in a given setting.

Assembly:
Cleaning up is really easy due to the applied molding, with all the connections being thin and well situated.

Fit is problem free, and there is no real fixed position for the head, so he can be made looking in any desired direction.

Conclusion:
All in all a nice Allied figure that looks good and suits late war British or Canadian armor – provided you are prepared to pay the extra price compared with the styrene offerings.

Please remember, that when ordering, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on Historicus Forma.
SUMMARY
A nicely molded figure, with a good pose, a fair level of details, but the molding show some wear on the used form.
  SUBJECT:90%
  DETAILS:80%
  QUALITY OF MOLDING:80%
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35035
  Suggested Retail: 17.95 CDN
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  PUBLISHED: Sep 20, 2006
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 82.22%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.47%

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About Jan Klarbæk (MrMox)
FROM: AARHUS, DENMARK

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Nice review Jan.
SEP 20, 2006 - 09:04 AM
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