Inspired by the movie - Danger Close based on a true story in Battle of Long Tan, Vladimir Demchenko started to sculpt a series of figures depicting the soldiers of the RAR - Royal Australian Regiment in Vietnam War.

Introduction :

Battle of Long Tan took place on 18 August 1966 in a rubber plantation near Long Tan, South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. The action was fought between Viet Cong (VC) and People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) units and elements of the 1st Australian Task Force - 6 RAR.

After the first two Battle of Long Tan figures B6-35325 and B6-35330 , the 3rd kit B635341 includes two RAR soldiers, one pulling his wounded comrade to a safer position.

Review :

Served in standard cardboard box and secured in transparent zip-lock bags; figures come as full body figures with some personal gear cast on. Heads, arms, some of the field gear and weapons are given as seperate parts.

Sculpting is nice in clean details and casting is very good with no holes, visible seam lines or flash resin. There is no need for a serious cleanwork other than sanding the seam line inside the right leg of Figure-A.

Figures are sculpted in 1/35 scale by Vladimir Demchenko and cast in grey resin. 

Figure-A :

Posed to pull his wounded comrade and fire his submachine gun, it comes in 8 parts.

* Body

* Head with Giggle Bush hat

- Right arm holding the Submachine gun

- Left arm pulling WIA

- Owen SMG with hands

- Magazine of SMG

- One quart canteen - 2 pieces

Figure-B :

Posed lying on the ground and holding his wounded right arm, it comes in 3 parts.

* Body

* Head with Giggle Bush hat

- Right arm holding the L1A1 SLR rifle with field dressing taped on stock.

Both figures wear wide brim boonie  hats and jungle-green cotton uniform mostly worn by the Australian and New Zealand soldiers during the Vietnam War and referred as JGs or Greens. JG Uniform consists of  front button shirt  with two breast patch pockets and shoulder straps, trousers with two side and two rear slash pockets and a patch pocket on the left thigh. As for the foot gear, they have leather boots. 

Pistol belts, H-harness, Buttpacks, ammo pouches for Owen SMG and L1A1 SLR, canteens on the Figure-B are cast on the bodies.

Conclusion :

So good to see Aussie/kiwi soldiers on market are  increasing to build a larger Battle of Long Tan scenes. 

B6-35341 is another great kit sculpted by Vladi in 1/35 scale in crisp details and cast in grey resin with no mistakes. Pose of figures are very nice.

Body proportions, pose balance, facial features are well defined. Details of the uniforms, field gear and weapons are carefully sculpted. Field dressing on the L1A1 stock is a nice touch. 

As usual ease on assembly and correct fit without extra care makes it another BRAVO*6 highly recommended kit.

Thanks to Vladimir Demchenko for the review sample.

For more info and photos of the company ; please visit BRAVO*6 . 



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