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WWII U.S. Mechanics
ColinEdm
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 04:53 PM UTC
Brian Culbertson gives us a peek inside the box of Verlinden Productions item #2800, 1/35th scale WWII U.S. Mechanics, 3 figure set.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:26 PM UTC
Wow, great info in the review and it was a pleasure reading it. The photos however... most are blurry and do not show the details well. A shame as the review is otherwise one of the best I have read in a while.

Mario
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 08:00 PM UTC
Hi Brian,

Thanks for the extended review.
I bought this set in the 1980-ies in the Verlinden shop in Lier (a Walhalla for modelers in those days), painted them and put them back in their box again!
Their size is too big, far too tall, for 1/35 models.
Which was, and still is, a pity, since they make a fine mini dio.
Their realy 54 mm figures.
What is, so is my impression, a returning issue with the Verlinden models.

Nevertheless, highly apreciated omwrie a review.

P.
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 05:04 AM UTC
Hello Mario,

Thanks.
I'm working on the photo end of things, used a Canon Power Shot A540 Digital with 6.0 Mega pixels for the photos set on a tripod. Larger items I can get detail shown, but with figures, still haven't quite gotten the bugs worked out there.

Hello Paul,

Thanks.

I think Verlinden put them on a diet. These figures may have been recast. I can't be sure without looking at an 1980-ish set. I did side by side with some Tank figures and found these Verlinden figures are smaller at the waist and leg areas. They don't have the "bulk" like the Tank figures. I'll have to go back in the review and see if I touched on that area or not.

See ya in the funnies..................
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Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 03:29 AM UTC
I agree, I like Verlinden figures but they are out of scale, plus, they are being surpassed by other companies in detail areas.
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Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 04:25 AM UTC
Verlindens could be hit-or-miss. Sometimes very good, and othertimes just trash. And sometimes over-scale!
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Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 04:30 AM UTC
It would seem to me that Verlinden need to check their range of figures and make sure they are to scale and of course, release some New figures so that people can see just what they can do in todays market.