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USMC Machine Gunner, Afghanistan
Maki
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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 01:23 AM UTC
USMC Machine Gunner, Afghanistan 2012 (AM35006) is the first USMC figure in Assault Models 1/35 scale figure range and one of my favorites in their entire catalogue.



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Trisaw
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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 02:48 AM UTC
Wow, what an incredible build!

It's really amazing that the figure holds the bipod of the M240 in its left hand, the right hand does hold the trigger grip, and all the pieces line up to make that M240 rest on the Marine's back. That is a really tricky engineering challenge and I'm glad Assault Models really succeeded in getting this pose correct. Your build is "proof positive" that everything lines up and that the figure DOES closely match the CAD drawing.

Amazing!
Maki
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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 01:59 PM UTC

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Your build is "proof positive" that everything lines up and that the figure DOES closely match the CAD drawing.



Pete, this is a traditionally sculpted figure, there were no CAD drawings of this miniature.

Mario
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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 02:54 PM UTC
Fantastic! What are those things on his ankles, on the outside of the boots?
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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 03:23 PM UTC

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Fantastic! What are those things on his ankles, on the outside of the boots?



Knee pads. Putting the pads on ankles gets them out of the way when not needed.

Mario