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Grunt (2) Eddie
Grunt (2) Eddie
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

Introduction

After Grunt (1) Joe Boonie Rat, Vladi sculpted second figure of the series again inspired by a real time Vietnam War photo.


B6-35305 Grunt(2) Eddie “Skull” depicts an U.S. Army Grunt with an unusual war symbol at hand.
Review

Figure is served in standard company cardboard box labeled with a photo of the assembled and painted figure. Small parts come inside a small transparent zip-lock bag and this bag is inserted into a bigger bag together with body part.
As always, parts are represented on easy to remove casting blocks, but extra care may need on the muzzle of rifle. Resin quality is good and casting is clean. No air bubble or casting mistakes, just a visible vertical seamline to clean on the right side of body.
Sculpted in 1/35 scale by Vladimir Demchenko on a standing pose, figure is cast on resin and comes in 7 parts.

  • Body : He wears an OD t-shirt and Tropical jungle trousers with trotters inserted inside his leather-canvas combined Jungle boots. Cloth folds and wrinkles of the uniform, rear and side cargo pockets with flap covers, front fly and belt bridges are all well defined. He has a necklace with a cross on his neck.
  • Head; Facial details and hair are nicely sculpted. He has a Bonnie hat on his head.
  • Arms ; Right arm is posed to carry a walking stick or a war symbol with a skull on top like he feels like a sorcerer. Left arm carries a rifle and a wrist watch is added.
  • Skull
  • Walking stick with right hand
  • Rifle ; Figure carries an AK-47 or its Chinese version Type 56 commonly used during Vietnam War. It is easily recognized with its high front sights, large selector/safety switch on the right side and the long, curved banana magazine. AK-47 is a gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle which has a semiautomatic fire rate of 40 rounds with an effective range about 400 meters. It is shorter and heavier than the M-16 but with a lower fire rate and muzzle velocity. Details of the rifle are well defined. Left hand is cast on the forestock.
    Conclusion

    Another unique figure sculpted and cast in nice details that can be displayed alone or can be a part of bigger Vietnam War scenes.
  • SUMMARY
    Highs: Interesting subject carrying a stick with skull, nice sculpt and cast. Well detailed AK-47
    Lows: No lows on this product.
    Verdict: Nice addition to Army Grunts. Rare Nam figure with a skull.
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: B6-35305
      PUBLISHED: Nov 20, 2018
      NATIONALITY: United States
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.07%

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
    FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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    Comments

    While everything about this figurine is good -in a creepy sort of way- I think that the face and how it was painted makes him look more like Little 'bo Peep. Sorry, he looks too goofy to be carrying the Ju-Ju stick.
    NOV 20, 2018 - 02:52 PM
    I don't think the face is in any way a problem for this figure. We come in all shapes and sizes, and I find the facial details superby delivered. Mario
    NOV 20, 2018 - 08:32 PM
       

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