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Black Dog Israeli Modern Equipment
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 01:20 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at one of Black Dogs latest products, an Israeli Modern Equipment Accessories set.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 06:19 PM UTC
The tank crew helmets with interior liners... I like that!

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 06:31 PM UTC
Mario I have looked at six of Black dogs products including figure offerings and I am very impressed with what I am seeing from them. You have looked at a fair few resin figures what was your impression with the one I sent to you?
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 07:01 PM UTC
The first Black Dog figure releases in 1/35 scale were very thin (I even heard some modelers calling the figures "anorexic")... however, since then the sculptor has improved considerably. I saw several of BlackDog OIF figure sets and those were really good.

As for the figure you sent; I have been looking for an IDF tanker figure to accompany my IDF model for quite some time. I have several IDF tanker figures from D-Toys, Verlinden, Legend... but I will be using the BlackDog figure instead. So, you can definitely say I like it! The only thing I would criticize is the casting; there are several seam lines to remove which could be a bit tediuos especially if the imperfections are running along the folds of the uniform.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 07:52 PM UTC
Mario I believed the line running down the front and off to the right leg was the lead for the comms system, If I am wrong I will need to alter the review I wrote or at the very least get new glasses.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 08:51 PM UTC
Not sure, I think it is just a seam line... will have to look at it again.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 09:59 PM UTC
Hard to tell for sure but it seem like we have another one of the magic two-handled IDF strechers. Might be the longest lasting myth of modern armour modeling?

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 01:20 AM UTC
I'm pretty sure that the mystery item is a "bullet trap grenade" holder. They attach to the end of your rifle barrel. The old DML Israeli Paratroopers set had them I believe.

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 01:43 AM UTC

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I'm pretty sure that the mystery item is a "bullet trap grenade" holder.



Ops, sorry didn't see that. You are correct, those are rifle-grenade backpacks.



Mario

PS Yes, the stretchers are folding type but they should have 4 handles instead of only two.
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 02:41 AM UTC
And I now realise that this was a review and not a news announcement.

Guess my brain was slower than usual this morning.




The handle issue is already pointed out in the review.

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