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Resting Afghan Man
Resting Afghan Man
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

introduction

After having a remarkable name on weathering materials and dry transfers, Wilder Company released a 1/35 scale resin figure kit depicting a Civilian Afghan old man.
box

The figure comes in a cuboid cardboard box . Two sides have figure and company information in English and Russian as the other sides show photos of assembled and painted figure from two different angles.
Figure parts are inserted in a transparent zip-lock bag and represented with small casting blocks.
parts

The figure comes in 4 medium grey resin parts. Sculpting and casting quality are very good. No casting mistakes, air bubbles or excess resin on the sample. There will be no need for a serious cleaning process.

  • Head : Facial details, hair, moustache and beard are well defined. He wears typical Afghan cap named Pakol which is is a soft, round-topped hat of wool and found in any of a variety of earthy colors: brown, black, gray, or ivory, or dyed red using walnut. Before it is fitted, it resembles a bag with a round, flat bottom. The wearer rolls up the sides nearly to the top, forming a thick band, which then rests on the head like a beret or cap. Head makes a very good fit to the hole on the neck but note that it should be slightly turned to left for a perfect fit.

  • Body : Figure is posed to sit on the ground in a natural pose. He wears a waist lenght tunic with a short front opening and baggy trousers. Over his tunic, he has a large collar, zipper-front coat with a flap cover pocket on the right breast. Cloth folds are well defined on the figure. As for the footgear, he has sandals with crossed straps.

  • Left arm is posed to put on the raised knee. It shows nice finger details and cloth folds.It makes a very good fit to the hole on the shoulder like a snap kit.

  • Left foot is given as a seperate part and should be assembled vertical to the hole on the leg. I think it is assembled a little wrong on the boxart and looks like a casting problem but as assembled in the right position , there is no problem.
    conclusion

    Useful figure sculpted in nice details and well cast. It can be used in Afghanistan dioramas and can be a part of other scenes with a head replacement.


    Thanks to Nico Monnoye of Add-On Publishing / Art of Modelling for the review sample.
  • SUMMARY
    Highs: Nice sculpt and cast.Facial details are especially good.
    Lows: Boxart shows left foot assembly wrong and causes some negative thoughts about the figure.
    Verdict: Useful figure for Afhganistan scenes.
    Percentage Rating
    85%
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: RS3502
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      PUBLISHED: Nov 20, 2014
      NATIONALITY: Afghanistan
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 94.00%

    Our Thanks to Add On Publishing!
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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
    FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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    Comments

    Thanks for the review Bro. Looks like a very useful figure. Mario
    NOV 19, 2014 - 03:32 PM
    Yup! Thanks for the info! Simple but highly attractive!!! Cheers Romain
    NOV 19, 2014 - 04:44 PM
    More of this type of casually posed civilian figure would be great. But, the price is not cheap....$21.90 USD on the Wilder site.
    NOV 19, 2014 - 08:04 PM
    A model subject right out of today's headlines. Aside from the zipper jacket, this figure could probably span many eras. Good looking model.
    NOV 20, 2014 - 01:32 AM
    Good review thank you!
    NOV 20, 2014 - 03:09 AM
    Hi Engin, nice subject, really good for a modern dio. Agree that actually the price is not cheap...
    NOV 22, 2014 - 11:29 PM
       

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