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In-Box Review
135
Vietnam Ranger

by: James Porter [ PHANTOM_MAJOR ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma

The Verlinden Vietnam Ranger was received as a gift, so I thought I would give a little review of this now out-of-production kit.

 


What’s in the Packet

Seven yellow pieces of wonderfully well cast resin that you come to expect from the house of Verlinden. This may be an older kit that you canít get hold of but it is still a joy to see when you get one, it makes you appreciate the large number of Vietnam era figures that Verlinden produced before they started to cut them back. Alas this was one of many that fell by the wayside.


Quality

Remarkable casting, no errors, flaws, air bubbles, mould lines or seams that can be found on some other kits. The simplicity of this kit is wonderful and a dream to put together, I used very little in the way of Revell putty on this one, only at the shoulders and it was used sparingly.


Pros & Cons

The good points the casting and detail of this figure. The design of this kit sets the figure in a rear area, as he isnít carrying much in the way of equipment, just a side arm. He can be used in a stand-alone vignette or again part of a much larger scheme.


The down side is that this kit has been removed from the Verlinden catalogue and may be hard to find. It was given to me as a gift from a friend who was having clear out of kits he knew he wouldnít have time to build. I donít know what the cost of this kit would be either but I am guessing if they did bring it back you would probably have to pay somewhere around the £8 mark.


SUMMARY
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 412
  Suggested Retail: Unknown.
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  PUBLISHED: May 17, 2004
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 68.33%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 76.32%

About James Porter (Phantom_Major)
FROM: SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

there really are more interesting things to read on this site than this rubbish ! LMAO

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