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US Tank Crew
US Tank Crew Vietnam War
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]


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Inspired by Tamiya’s latest M551 Sheridan, Vladimir sculpted a series of U.S. Tank Crew at rest figures that will make great Vietnam War scenes with many US tanks and armored vehicles.

B6-35308 US Tank Crew includes three 1/35 scale, resin cast tanker figures at a field briefing.
Review

  • Inside standard cardboard box labeled with a photo of painted figures; bodies, heads, arms and PE parts for mics are inserted into small zip-lock bags and all lumped into a larger one. I appreciate this packing style of the company, as I have never seen a damage or problem due to packing on their figures till now.

  • Casting is very good with no mistakes or excess. All I noticed was a few vertical seamlines on the arms that can be easily cleaned by a quick sanding.

  • Body and other parts of each figure are marked as A,B and C for easy assembly. They are posed to perform a field briefing. Figure-A has a standing pose with crossed legs with his left arm on his hip and right arm put on the vehicle. Figure-B leans forward with his hands on knees and looking on the ground. He has a cigarette on right hand. Figure-C kneels on his right knee with left arm on his thigh and carries a stick on right hand to draw on the ground.

  • All figures wear 3rd pattern tropical combat uniform of Jacket, Trousers and 2nd pattern leather-canvas combined Jungle boots. Body postures, proportions ,cloth folds, wrinkles and details on uniforms are well sculpted and look realistic. Figure-A carries a M1911A1 Colt in M3 Shoulder holster on left armpit.

  • Heads are given as seperate parts that makes change between figures and replacement possible. Facial details, moustache,hair and facial expressions are nicely sculpted. Figure-A and B heads are cast with CVC-Combat Vehicle Crewmen helmet. Another tanker helmet with interior details is supplied for Figure-C with bare head. Details on the helmet like studs retaining the liner, Exterior draw string on the right side to snug up the earphone cup for a better fit, Send/Receive switch box on the left and earphones are well defined.

  • Left arm of Figure-A and left hand of Figure-C are cast on the body parts. Other arms are seperate, sculpted with upfolded sleeves and show nice touchs like wrist watchs and bracelet .

  • PE fret - 4 boom microphone of 2 different types for CVC Helmet

    Conclusion

    Another nice additon to static posed Vietnam War tanker figures of BRAVO-6. Good poses, clean and crisp details and flawless cast. Great figures to display with all United States tanks and armored vehicles..

    Highly Recommended
  • SUMMARY
    Very realistic poses for a field briefing, nice sculpt, ease on assembly with less parts, easy and correct fit. Good cast with minimal cleanwork. Another great trio to display with Vietnam US armor.
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: B6-35308
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      PUBLISHED: Aug 07, 2019
      NATIONALITY: United States
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.07%

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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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