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REVIEW WW2 French Soldier
CMOT
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 03:58 AM UTC
This is a review by Randy L “Harv” Harvey of the Master Box LTD figure set, French soldier, WWII era in 1/35 scale, kit number MB35173.

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JPTRR
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 06:52 AM UTC
Neat little set. Make a good vignette or add it to a larger scene. That bike does look good and the soldier is impressive, too.
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 08:09 AM UTC
I really, really do like Masterbox and have many of their kits, but unfortunatly in this case they seem to have mixed up french and belgian infantry from 1940. The longbottomed gas mask and the tripled ammo pouches are sure giveaways for belgians, same with the leather gaiters, for comparison see this modern reconstruction of belgian 1940 infantry: http://www.project1944.be/May1940/Page3/May3.html
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Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 06:43 PM UTC

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This is a review by Randy L “Harv” Harvey of the Master Box LTD figure set, French soldier, WWII era in 1/35 scale, kit number MB35173.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!



As always Darren, THANKS for the "heads-up"! Thanks and KUDOS to "Harv" Harvey for the very comprehensive "Build & Review", along with the GREAT PHOTO WORK!

Very promising little set. Despite the few little errors with the figure himself and his accouterments, these can be fixed with just a minimum of effort on the modellers' parts. Just a few minor alterations in either case will produce an accurate French infantryman, OR a Belgian one. MASTER BOX Figures, no matter what the subject may be, ARE ALWAYS WELCOME...

PS- Too bad MB didn't include the kitty-cat!
bill_c
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 01:47 AM UTC
Thanks, Randy, for the review. I haven't had much success with bikes- usually the PE spoke sets fold up when trying to fit them into the "rubber" tires.
Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 02:56 AM UTC
Here are some pics which may help with correcting/replacing some of the kit parts if necessary...

http://stalag3b.free.fr/equip_unif.htm

H.P.
bilbobee
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 03:28 AM UTC
thanks for the review, detail does look nice.
HARV
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Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 08:40 AM UTC
Thank you everyone. I appreciate your feedback. This is a cool kit. Yet it did help remind me why I don't like photo-etched brass!!

Thank you,
Randy