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Plusmodel US Snipers
c5flies
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 03:48 PM UTC
Andy Renshaw provides a review of Plusmodel's 1/35 US Snipers in 'Jackle Hillie Suit', properly known as 'Ghillie' suits, in this 2 figure resin set.

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Thanks!
nzgunnie
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 04:23 PM UTC
I'm a big fan of sniper models, but you are quite right about the poses The rifle looks a lot like a Drugenov, which is an odd choice for US snipers.

I'm sure the suits were tricky to sculpt, but to me they don't look right. The texture is too consistent, and there is too much scrim down the front, the part of the suit where in reality there would be relatively little scrim.
spooky6
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 10:54 PM UTC
It's not a Dragunov SVD (which has a gap between the trigger group and the box mag, and this doesn't). It's also not an L96 (which has a moulded buttstock). It could be a H&K automatic rifle with a scope, but to me it looks a lot like a folding-stock M14 with a scope!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 07:46 AM UTC
Thanks for the review. I looked at these (and chose to pas them up despite being in something of a buying frenzy) at Military Miniatures Warehouse's table at the Long Island show in November and thought the same about the poses. I also thought the standing guy holding his canteen in the cover looked kind of strange...Wouldn't you normally remove a canteen from its pouch to drink or fill it?
skyhawk
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Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 09:25 AM UTC

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...I also thought the standing guy holding his canteen in the cover looked kind of strange...Wouldn't you normally remove a canteen from its pouch to drink or fill it?



Great point....that is pretty lame. Not to mention i bet snipers currently use camelbacks and not canteens (along with the rest of the US Army and USMC).
skyhawk
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Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 09:26 AM UTC

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....but to me it looks a lot like a folding-stock M14 with a scope!



that would make a little more sence for some US figures. Mmmm....ill have to find me a pic of an M14 and compare profiles.
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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 08:35 AM UTC
lol, the second guy has a likeness to my profile picture

here is another picture of myself in my ghillie suit, in case you're interested.
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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 09:52 AM UTC
Ya, for some reason they just don't look right
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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 04:36 PM UTC
I don't care much for this release I have to say. The ghillie suit is made in a heavy handed fashion as is the camouflage material used on the weapons. This type of suit would be difficult to carry off in miniature form. A few things to point out about the suit that are bothersome. The sheer amount of garnish represented here is too great overall. Another thing is the front of the suit. This is typically not covered by garnish. Instead it is reinforced with a heavy canvas material, likely a cut up duffel bag. This suit is also meant for a wooded area. I think that something that would represent our snipers operationally would need a more urban or desert look. These guys look like they sniper candidates on exercise.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 06:01 AM UTC
like John said I don't think having a ghillie suit out of resin is a viable way to represent the suit. Its made out of thin fabric strips which sit loosely on top of each other on a real suit, something very hard to represent in moulded resin.

The poses are also really weird and like a lot of other mainstream manufacturers are show soldiers at rest, which is pretty boring. I think the figures pale in comparison to the Zvezda snipers with Ghillie suits, which have better poses and much crisper.

just my 2 cents worth.

ps could it possibly be an accuracy international arctic warfare
spooky6
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 03:46 AM UTC

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ps could it possibly be an accuracy international arctic warfare



It isn't. Here's an AI L96AW;



It has a moulded stock, not a sleleton one.
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Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 03:34 AM UTC
Some ghilie suits have scrim in front of suit as well, and those ones are mostly used by snipers or hunters that will be standing up or crouching more. The suits with scrim only on the back are used for lying prone on the ground.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:47 PM UTC
jesus mate! dragged up an old post!