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Accurate Armour WW2 British Officer
c5flies
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 12:30 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly reviews WW2 British Officer #2 with Cap, Baton and Orders, a 1/35 resin figure by Accurate Armour.

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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 02:02 PM UTC
Thanks James
Good review Al. From your photos he does seem to be a little light on for some detail.
I love the orders!
I wish all resin manufactuers would use a grey tinted resin or similar, as the yellowish ones seem hard to realise the detail on?
Brad
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 09:23 PM UTC
Hi Bard,

Yes, a small sculpting opportunity! I still like the look of him though. I was a bit surprised as AAs figures are normally great, they don't make that many but I like all the ones I have.

There is nothing that can't be fixed and officers are a bit short on the ground so to have another one/two is very welcome. They looked the bees knees beside the Humber .

I was thinking if you switched the arms you might have a very useful RSM, In case you missed the first chap.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=4291

Al
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 02:02 AM UTC
Just a quick point on the small ammo pouchs, as Keith rightly points out:

" the 'small pouch' worn above the officers Bino case is actually for his Prismatic compass. The one above his holster is, as you indicated, ammunition for his pistol. "

Sorry if I didn't make that clear.

Thanks Keith.

Al
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2009 - 12:16 PM UTC
Hey Al,
A nice detailed review as usual.
I was surprised to see that you only gave it a 65% approval, kinda low for anything from Accurate Armour.
But as you said, perhaps it was a sample and there will be improvements or changes made to the future production runs of the figure.
Cheers

jjumbo

p.s. Al, I finally managed to upload a new avatar using a picture of my Dad in uniform.
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 12:38 AM UTC
Hi John,

I dislike the % scoring system, it is always difficult to apply. I actually really like the figure. Here he is with a younger head and an added cap badge.



Al

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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 02:31 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi John,

I dislike the % scoring system, it is always difficult to apply.
Al




Amen to that!
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, November 07, 2009 - 10:45 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hey Al,
A nice detailed review as usual.
I was surprised to see that you only gave it a 65% approval, kinda low for anything from Accurate Armour.
But as you said, perhaps it was a sample and there will be improvements or changes made to the future production runs of the figure.
Cheers

jjumbo


p.s. Al, I finally managed to upload a new avatar using a picture of my Dad in uniform.



Hi John,

I've been thinking about you comments and I was probably a bit harsh with the rating, given that the fixes are fairly minor, so I've asked James to re-grade this one to 75% which is possibly a more accurate % given that the percentage rating is always difficult to pin down at the best of times, and despite my comments the figure does build up really well and is a very welcome addition to their range.

Al