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LAV-25 Crew OIF - Part 1

by: Pete Becerra [ EPI ]

Each figure is wearing the standard USMC MARPAT uniform, IBA, and new style BOSE CVC helmet and is carrying binoculars in their hands. The TC is looking through his set and the Gunner has his at the ready and is scanning forward.

Once again, Warriors has made this set vehicle specific, but can easily be incorporated onto another tracked vehicle such as a M1A1. Also, by sanding off the pockets on the sleeves, they can be used as US Army crewmen and be placed on a Bradley, M113, or a M109 Paladin.

Since trumpeter announced the upcoming release of a Stryker, this set would be the perfect crew for it. Just paint the uniforms in the 3 tone Desert pattern or you may even want to take a crack at the new ARMU ACU pattern.

The IBAs are done very nicely. Each web strapping is well defined.

Like I stated in my review on the separate OIF Head Set and the AAVPT-7 set, the only down fall with the CVCs, is that there are no mike booms provided. Some stretched sprue for the single boom type or photo-etch booms will fix the problem.

My set did have some tiny air bubbles, but nothing some putty couldn't fix. When assembling the Gunner, I noticed that his pointing finger was broken off. Luckily I found it still in the zip lock bag. As Mario stated in his Insurgent reviews, some addtional padding and care in packaging would be better.

The TC consists of a head, torso, and left and right arm. The head fits perfectly in place and so do the arms.

The gunner consists of a torso, head, left and right arm also. Once again, all pieces fit perfectly in place.

If you're just collecting OIF figures like me, or need them to man the appropriate tracked vehicle, this set is a must have.



I would like to say thank you to VLS for the review sample.
SUMMARY
Warriors has released it's first of a two part set for the Trumpeter LAV-25. This set consist of the Gunner and TC. The second set is supposed to be comprised of two Marines for the rear hatches.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35593
  Suggested Retail: $13.98
  Related Link: VLS
  PUBLISHED: Mar 07, 2006
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 85.23%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 83.67%

About Pete Becerra (Epi)
FROM: TEXAS, UNITED STATES

I am 47 years of age. I have been modeling since I was around 8 years old. As you can see from my signature, I am retired from the US Army and Texas Army National Guard. I served 6 years in active duty from 1989 to 1995 and in 1998 I joined the Texas Army National Guard and been serving up unt...

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