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Retreat From Moscow

 

Firestorm Models

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: FST023
Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: 23 parts in pale green resin
Price: AUD$24.00 (approx. USD$13.00) from Firestorm Website
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Excellent quality casting and detail; choice of heads; clever casting; will be useful in a diorama.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Terry Ashley


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FirstLook

 


Firestorm Models are a new Australian Company producing Resin figures and Accessories plus plaster buildings for the diorama builder.

This set contains two complete figures in full winter gear of full great coats, gloves and boots plus a sled for carrying extra gear all cast is light grey/green resin.

 



The casting is excellent with good uniform and equipment details. The figures are cast in the usual manner of separate arms, heads and feet.

One feature of these figures is the inclusion of the personal equipment (water bottle, gas canister etc) as part of the main body casting and not separate as with other figures.

This will require more care when painting but results in the right 'sit' of the equipment on the body.

Three heads are provided for the two figures to give a choice of head gear and the MP40 is cast with the hand in place, again eliminating the perennial problem of getting the weapon to fit properly into the hand.

The sled is in three pieces with a length of wire included for the towing rope. The two sled rails fit simply to the centre section which has a nicely cast blanket covering the other items.

In all a very nice set of figures and just made for the inclusion in a diorama.
 

Thanks to David from Firestorm Models for the review sample


Firestorm Models Figures, Accessories and Buildings are available direct from their website


Review and Images Copyright 2001 by Terry Ashley
Page Created 19 August, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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