Lincoln County Line
(A Division of the VLS Corporation)
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||11 pieces in yellow resin
||Clever sculpting; amazingly simple
parts breakdown makes it ideal for beginner figure modellers; the pose
tells a clear and compact story; excellent quality casting; very nice
partial KV-2 turret
||Only partial turret supplied
Reviewed by Brett Green
"Lincoln County Line" is the new budget brand of figures and
accessories from VLS.
Rescue" is one of the first offerings in this line. It is a resin
The set tells a clear and compact story. A Red Army medic is struggling
to lift a wounded comrade from the turret of a crippled KV-2. The medic
strains to hold the weight of the tank crewman while shouting for help.
The resin set supplies both figures and a substantial chunk of the KV-2
turret as a very impressive base.
VLS has decided to make this set as simple as possible. In a very
clever piece of casting, the body and arms of the medic are cast onto the
entire figure (minus boots) of the wounded crewman. Only five resin pieces
are required to assemble both figures, and I would suggest that two of
those parts are not really required. The two individual boots of the
wounded soldier will be hardly visible anyway, and may interfere with fit.
The simple precaution would be to leave them off!
Around 3/4 of the KV-2 turret is supplied as a base. It is a shame that
the whole turret was not made available. There would have been lots
of interesting possibilities combined with a 1/35 scale KV chassis.
The turret comprises six parts in yellow resin. The main casting is
impressive. The heavy cast texture, weld seams and recessed bolts are all
very well done. In common with the rest of the resin parts, there are no
casting imperfections evident at all. The turret is solid, but the a
hollowed-out cylinder around 15mm deep is cast under the hatch to
accommodate the wounded crew member. The minor parts include the 152mm
howitzer barrel, the hatch itself and the fittings. The modeller is left
to source wire for the grab-handles / ladder on the turret wall and roof,
but locating holes are thoughtfully provided.