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WW2 US Tank Crew #2
1/35th Figure Set No. 35010
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Images courtesy Alpine Miniature with figure painted by Calvin Tan

This second US figure is of a US Tank crewman suitable for any winter setting.

The figure has five parts cast in a light gray resin which are blemish free with just the usual casting blocks to be removed although there are also some mould seam lines to be removed as a consequence of the body and legs being cast in one piece. The resin used is of a "softish" type and is easy to work with when removing the blocks and seam lines but still hard enough to incorporate the excellent crisp details.

The figure has the full body, right arm and legs in the single casting with separate left arm and alternate heads and he wears the second pattern winter combat trousers over an OD field jacket with a woolen scarf and holds an M3 "Grease gun" as well as wearing a pair of woolen gloves. The divisional patch is in the usual position on the left arm and has rank insignia on both arms.

Details on the figure is again excellent with nice fabric folds and uniform details for a very natural sit and again there are the alternate heads with one wearing the M1 steel helmet while the other has a leather Tankers helmet which has nice details included while the generous fit of the combat trousers indicates that not all uniforms were tailor made and again adds to the authenticity of the figure.

The fit of the parts is very good with the stock of the M3 being included in the right hand making the sit of the gun very good and the left arm also sits nicely over the gun without any trimming needed.

This figure is more suited to a winter setting as kited out and should be a welcomed addition to the Allied ranks.

Highly recommended
The resin parts
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Two views of the assembled figure showing the natural feel of the pose
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See the Alpine Miniatures web site for ordering details and thanks to Taesung from Alpine Miniatures for the review sample.

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