Master Box is a company based in Ukraine, they have been producing kits for a number of years. Their figure range has been steadily growing with some very interesting sets, for example the “Zombie Hunter – Road to Freedom” from the Zombieland Series of 1/35 scale figures, of which I have a few. And the “Skull Clan – Death Angels” from the Desert Battle series, again in 1/35.
When I heard that Master Box where producing a series of 1/24th scale figures that was good news, for me at any rate, as one of the many subjects I build, is 1/24th scale vehicles. These are Post Apocalyptic vehicles and finding figures and accessory sets in this scale is very difficult.
The figures, sculptured by A. Gagarin, are all female in various poses, so could be used in a variety of ways, the more skilful modeller could easily combine some of the figures to give different poses, something I will definitely look at doing. The series contains 6 figures: No 1 – Marylin (MB24001), No 2 – Betty (MB24002), No 3 – Alice (MB24003), No 4 – Suzie (MB24004), No 5 – Patty (MB24005) and No 6 – Samantha (MB24006).
Kit No 2 – Betty (Posed standing holding a pole with an American flag on it, but could be posed holding anything the modeller could imagine). There is one sprue with 11 parts in light grey plastic, in a rather large box. A head, cap, two hair pieces, two arms (the one that holds the pole doesn’t have fingers), legs, two separate parts for the torso and the pole with fingers. Also there is a decal sheet of an American flag.
A first glance and the moulding looks very good, minimal flash and the usual seam lines which can easily be removed. Good detail all over. No instructions, only a 3D render of the model on the back of the box with the part numbers.
Painting guide on the back as well, for Vallejo and Lifecolor paints. The box cover art work is starting point for colours, but I always try and paint figures with different colour schemes then those on the box. The fit is good with a little filling required, I use Plastic Weld from E.M.A Model Supplies which I find works really well for filling in any imperfections.
The figure went together pretty well. Under the arms was a bit of a problem, but a small amount of plastic putty sorted this out. As with the other figure (Marylin) the hair is in two pieces with the cap on top. I had to dry fit all three pieces to see where they lined up and then glue them, quickly making adjustments as I went along.
I joined the legs together then dry fitted the torso, the fit was good. The arms followed with no problems, even joining the pole to the fingers on the hand. I spent more time sanding this one so the finish was better once primed, I could still see a few defects that need correcting, but over all not bad.
Highs: Another well sculptured figure with a good pose.Lows: Body being in two half's, seam lines show but nothing to worry about.Verdict: Over all a well sculptured figure, great detail and fun to build, took about half an hour from start to finish, to get to the point where painting can take place.
Not too much effort required for most competent modellers, to produce a good 1/24 scale fig
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