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Hobby Fan US Stryker Crew
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 05:33 AM UTC
Ted Hayward takes a look at the US Stryker Brigade OIF ACU Crew from Hobby Fan, a two figure resin set in 1/35.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 05:51 AM UTC
Questions....

1. Are the ACU uniforms accurate?

2. Is the body armour accurate?

3. Are the weapons accurate?

4. How do the figures size?...i.e. Do they measure correctly in height for a 1/35 figure?

5. Are the RWS add-on parts accurate and how do they fit?

6. Are there mikes included for the helmets?
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 06:19 AM UTC
The set is very accurate as is the rest of their "Stryker" sets. They are a tad big, but then again, nobody is built the same. Granted, they look in scale to the AFV Stryker kits.
The only tif I have with the HF figs (any of them) is the figures faces. They just look odd if not the same along the whole range. Must be related.
The M240 is the best there is in resin (aside from the more accurate one in their M1134 kit).
There are no boom mikes included.
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 06:53 AM UTC
The figures are very good Jason! As Arnold says the only negative is the faces, which to me look like something out of a manga comic!

Now, im not having a go at Ted here, but I really wish that some of these afv club/Hobby fan items were passed on to people, more suited to review them. Theres nothing necessarily wrong with Ted's review, but he seems to have a complete monopoly on reviewing their items, and in cases such as these figures they should in my opinion be based onto someone more suited to reviewing them. Had these figures had accuracy problems I suspect Ted's review would not of picked up on them, after all ive never really seen Ted get involved in any of the modern subject discussions on this site, which leads me to believe this isnt his chosen area of interest?
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 07:55 AM UTC

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The figures are very good Jason! As Arnold says the only negative is the faces, which to me look like something out of a manga comic!

Now, im not having a go at Ted here, but I really wish that some of these afv club/Hobby fan items were passed on to people, more suited to review them. Theres nothing necessarily wrong with Ted's review, but he seems to have a complete monopoly on reviewing their items, and in cases such as these figures they should in my opinion be based onto someone more suited to reviewing them. Had these figures had accuracy problems I suspect Ted's review would not of picked up on them, after all ive never really seen Ted get involved in any of the modern subject discussions on this site, which leads me to believe this isnt his chosen area of interest?



On that note, the figures are wearing current CVC helmets, not the MICH TC 2000 series as mentioned in the review.
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 11:53 AM UTC
Thanks very much guys for your input on the kit....good info to have.

Too bad a comparison hasn't been done between the various M240s available in resin and injection.

Very good about the helmets....I didn't think they looked like the TC 2000.....knowledge is power....especially in a review.

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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 12:45 PM UTC
The M240s provided by both AFV Club and HF are both "B" mods, only difference is the scale and the inclusion of rail mounts and the Elcan scope on the AFV version. The AFV version is only found in the AFV Club M1134 kit.
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 02:10 PM UTC
Thanks for the info on the helmets, gentlemen....I hope I corrected it to read properly.
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 04:50 AM UTC

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The M240s provided by both AFV Club and HF are both "B" mods, only difference is the scale and the inclusion of rail mounts and the Elcan scope on the AFV version. The AFV version is only found in the AFV Club M1134 kit.



The AFV versoin can also be found in their new stryker update set i think.

Cheers Alex
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 06:24 AM UTC

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The M240s provided by both AFV Club and HF are both "B" mods, only difference is the scale and the inclusion of rail mounts and the Elcan scope on the AFV version. The AFV version is only found in the AFV Club M1134 kit.



The AFV versoin can also be found in their new stryker update set i think.

Cheers Alex



I believes only the .50 cal is included from the M1128 kit in the update set. None of the package pics depict a M240.
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Posted: Friday, January 01, 2010 - 07:34 AM UTC

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The M240s provided by both AFV Club and HF are both "B" mods, only difference is the scale and the inclusion of rail mounts and the Elcan scope on the AFV version. The AFV version is only found in the AFV Club M1134 kit.



The AFV versoin can also be found in their new stryker update set i think.

Cheers Alex



I believes only the .50 cal is included from the M1128 kit in the update set. None of the package pics depict a M240.




part of what's inside

#Luckymodel

it looks like it is inside, another reason to buy it
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2010 - 12:43 AM UTC
That's cool! The 240 and Platt Mount. Neeedless to say, I already have more than a few dozen of the 240s at my disposal. The included horn is welcome too.