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'Generic' Heads Set...

by: Jim Rae [ JIMBRAE ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

Introduction


Legend Productions are perhaps better known for their impressive range of AFV Updates and conversion sets. That said, they also produce a considerable range of figures in both 1/35th and 1/48th (aviation) scales. The question of course, why, when plastic figures are becoming so impressive, is the need for replacement heads greater than ever before? The reason, in my opinion is twofold - firstly variation. No matter how good a plastic figure is, there is (inevitably) a sameness in the heads provided in the kit. The second point inevitably turns to quality. No matter how well-produced, mastered or moulded, resin is a material which does hold detail much better than plastic. A good resin figure, will, in my opinion, always have the edge of its plastic counterpart. Not everyone has access or (the finacial means) to buy exclusively resin figures, a heads set (particularly at this price) can be an excellent compromise - improving without replacing...

Legends' new heads set...


LF0111 - Heads Set, is a 12 piece, resin head set, with an extraordinary variety of expressions, face types and, inevitably, hairstyle. There are some really dramatic differences in the heads with young faces, old, middle-aged, fat and thin all present wuithi this set. For obvious reasons, there is no headgear on any of the figures which allows their utilization as part of any nationality (apart from Asian or African).

As with the other two sets, I did a brief 'compatabity' test with them and found them suitable for most manufacturer's figures (with the exception of Tristar). Also, unlike the previous sets, the heads are all attached to the resin sprue from the bottom of their necks, making removal and cleaning-up, a totally painless process....

Conclusions.


Firstly, the price. Although perhaps the details are NOT as 'finely-tuned' (yet) as some of the other manufacturers heads, these from Legends Productions represent an absolutely extraordinary value for money. I have based the price on one of the HK retailers who are quoting $6.99 per set, looking at one of the British retailers, they are quoting £ 6.99, which, although (naturally) higher, still represents an amazing price for twelve heads....

VERY Highly Recommended

Acknowledgements and availability:


In the first instance, I am indebted to Mr CHAN KIE LEE of Legend Productions for providing this and the other review material.

Secondly, for availability , Legend Productions' products are available at a number of outlets. Here are just a few:

In the U.K.: friendship Models

In the U.S.A.: VLS

In Hong Kong: HobbyEasy AND: LuckyModel

The other reviews - (German Heads Set # 2), can be seen: HERE

The other set LF0113 - German Heads Set # 3 (WWII), has also been reviewed, and can be seen: HERE!!



SUMMARY
This is the third (and final) review of these new releases from the Korean manufacturer, Legend Productions. This set comes clearly into the category of 'generic' and would be suitable for any caucasian figure from almost any time period although the haircuts do have a certain '1940s' touch to them - or is that an indication as to just how good they are?
  'CHARACTER':100%
  MOULDING:90%
  USE:90%
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: LF0111
  Suggested Retail: around $7.00
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  PUBLISHED: Feb 09, 2006
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.06%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.61%

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About Jim Rae (jimbrae)
FROM: PROVINCIA DE LUGO, SPAIN / ESPAñA

Self-employed English teacher living in NW Spain. Been modelling off and on since the sixties. Came back into the hobby around ten years ago. First love is Soviet Armor with German subjects running a close second. Currently exploring ways of getting cloned to allow time for modelling, working and wr...

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