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Ultracast Tank Crew–Normandy 1944
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 08:22 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes an In-Box look at the Canadian/Commonwealth Tank Crew – Normandy 1944 by Ultracast, a resin figure set in 1/35.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 05:49 AM UTC
Hi John,

I assume you missed this one?

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 08:36 AM UTC
I did. I saw it and assumed I'd read it - mixed it up with your Tankers in denims review
Good set. I don't have them but I'm slowing collecting all the resicast Tankers. Thanks for the review.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 12:40 PM UTC
Thanks for the review, Al.

Not sure if I'd have rated it so highly given the amount of clean-up (I concede it's not that much, but IMO too much for 95% ) and the lack of originality of the 2 half figure torsos. I also find it strange that 5 heads were supplied, and not 6 - 2 heads are better than 1, but not if you're a tanker commander?

Once again, thanks for the review - so when do we get to see them painted up?

Rudi
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 05:59 PM UTC
Hi Rudi,

Yip putting a % on any kit is hard, it's not something I really like doing but it's required in the reviews. That said they do paint up well and look the part and I'm not much of a figure builder.

I'm not a fan of 1/2 figs either but as I said they do have their uses,. There looks to be a lot of clean up on the commander but the pour block is only attached by a thin film of resin so nothing major really.

Here's the tank commander from an earlier build:



Can't remember if the driver is an Ultracast figure or not and the gunner is a scratched tamiya one. One of these days I will add the Irish Guards Shoulder patches!!

Pat,

You're like me, lol, lol, mixing up Resicast and Ultracast

AL
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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 06:46 PM UTC

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Hi John,

I assume you missed this one?

Al



Hey All,
Thanks for the heads up, that's exactly what happened !!!
Must be that damn 8 hour time difference !!!
Another example of people taking a look, not posting a comment and the thread drops from the main page
I still have to pick up a few of these recent releases from Ultracast.
Great review, they're are certainly an incentive to pick up these sets.
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 04:47 AM UTC
Hi John,

Yes, just waiting for a stronger pound before I get the New Releases.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 07:04 PM UTC
Thanks Alan !

I've done this set, and it is top notch ! I used a Hornet head for the driver because of the lack of headphones,

Cheers

Paul
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 06:27 AM UTC
Hi Paul,

Thanks.

Ultracast have some cracking figures, especially the later releases.

Al