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Vietnam Era AFV Crew

by: jim cosides [ 300WINS ]

The figures
This kit consists of eight cream-colored resin pieces that make up the two figures included in the set. You get one full-figure and one half-figure in the set. Both are sculpted in relaxed poses.
The arms and heads are separate on both figures and the detail is nice albeit simple. Other than the parts to build the figures there are no additional parts like pistols or other crew gear. Both figures wear the standard ‘Nam era OD uniform. The fabric folds are crisp and should paint up well.

This kit is a very simple build. The pour blocks are a little on the tough side to remove due to the fabric folds and the nature of the resin which is soft. It’s not too hard though. The arms/torso fit was very good for both, with a tight connection that resulted in there being little to no gaps to fill. Your first layer of paint should cover any slight gaps that may appear.
Figure use
The half-figure is versatile enough to be used in any hatch.
The full-figure could be used in any hatch as well. However, you would lose the need for a full figure if placed deeper in a standard hatch. It would be better utilized in an M113-styled hatch with armor shield.
Conclusion
Aside from the minor nitpick on how the full-figure can be used, this is a nice simple set to quickly add figures to your Vietnam era armored vehicles. I recommend it.

Thanks to VLS for supplying the review sample.
SUMMARY
This is a new resin kit of figures for Vietnam era vehicles. The set -- which depicts US AFV crewmen in relaxed poses -- is highlighted by crisp molding and easy assembly.
  EASE OF CONSTRUCTION:50%
  FIDELITY OF DETAIL:80%
  ADAPTABILITY:70%
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: WA35554
  Suggested Retail: $17.98 USD
  Related Link: VLS Homepage
  PUBLISHED: Feb 24, 2005
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 83.67%

About jim cosides (300wins)
FROM: NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES

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