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Accurate Armor Matador Crew
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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 01:57 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly reviews the 1/35 Matador Crew resin figure set from Accurate Armor.

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Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 10:38 PM UTC
Nice work Alan, do you have any shots of the built figure?
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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2008 - 01:22 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

No pics of the built figure yet as I'm re-thinking his use. They are actually really good figures and I would have rated them higher had they fitted the Bedford. When I get them painted up I'll post a few pics.

Al
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2009 - 01:03 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

well I made a start on the two figs. I though they might fit the 15cwt. If I give the RO a mike and some headphones to hold they might work in the back of the truck. Alternatively I can finish them off and hold them to see how they fit with the Humber Box.

and yes the 15cwt is getting another make over lol, lol.





If I use them here I'll need to add to the commanders bum to get him to sit correctly

Al
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2009 - 01:11 AM UTC
Alan,
I always enjoy your straight forth, factual and in my humble opinion, honest reviews and build blogs. Thanks for taking the time to put them together so that all of us benefit.
Darryl
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2009 - 01:16 AM UTC
Hi Darryl,

Thank you very much, that is a very kind thing to say.

Appreciated.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2009 - 11:18 AM UTC
Good to see the built figures Alan. Made me go back and read the review. Not a bad price for two resin figures especially with the strength of the Euro against the pound.
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2009 - 06:53 PM UTC
Hey Al,
Another concise and informative review !!
As usual, I missed this one when it was first posted.
The built figures look good, do you think they'd fit in a jeep ??
I'm looking to finish a diorama of my Dad, his driver and their jeep and these guys look like they might fill the bill.
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 04:18 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

Yes, you'll be getting a good exchange rate at the moment. Only part I'm not keen on is the drivers closed fist on his right hand, but they were built for a specific vehicle.

John,

Probably not if they didn't fit the Bedford. A better option might be the Ultracast Jeep Driver 35031 or one of Doug's Originals 35002 British Jeep Driver and 35003 British Jeep Officer as they were designed sapecifically for the Tamiya Jeep.

The Ultracast Driver is neat, there was a review done on him here:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=803

Hope that Helps.

Al

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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 06:23 AM UTC
Hey Al,
Are the Resicast figures just oversized (which I doubt !!) or are they just bulky.
The jeep is going to be open so the canvas rooftop shouldn't be a factor.
I have built a couple of the Ultracast jeep drivers.
The figure is excellent and I'm going to use one for my Dad's driver, wearing a Tam O'Shanter of course.
But I'm looking for an officer figure, wearing shirt and tie and not looking sideways.
Guess I could add a collar and tie with putty and change the body position with some cutting and pasting but I'm lazy and wanted a more straight forward solution.
Cheers and thanks for the review!!

jjumbo
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 06:29 AM UTC
Hi John,

Not sure what you mean here. The figs above are the Accurate Armoure ones not Resicast!

They were made specifically for the Matador Truck, they were slightly too big for my Bedford Truck which was the original plan. I might use them in the back of the 15cwt or wait until I build the Humber Box and see how they fit there.

If you're looking for an Officer looking over his shoulder then Doug's Originals have exactly what you're looking for:

See here:

http://www.hobbistenterprise.com/products/p03_figures_01.htm

Hope that helps:

Al
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 06:40 AM UTC

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Hi John,

Not sure what you mean here. The figs above are the Accurate Armoure ones not Resicast!

They were made specifically for the Matador Truck, they were slightly too big for my Bedford Truck which was the original plan. I might use them in the back of the 15cwt or wait until I build the Humber Box and see how they fit there.

If you're looking for an Officer looking over his shoulder then Doug's Originals have exactly what you're looking for:

See here:

http://www.hobbistenterprise.com/products/p03_figures_01.htm

Hope that helps:

Al



DOOOOOOOOH !!!!
Ooops, sorry about that Al, Accurate Armour they are !!!
They look very similar to some Resicast figures I've built, the smell of gray resin must of clouded my head !!
I'll check out the Doug's Originals but I'll probably do some hacking and gluing of another Ultracast driver.
Cheers

jjumbo