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British / Canadian Tank Crewman

Ultracast

 


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Description and Item Number: 35036 - Canadian / British Tank Crewman
Contents and Media: Four pieces in resin
Price: USD$9.95 from Ultracast's Website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful sculpting and attention to detail; good facial features.
Disadvantages: Some minor cleanup required.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Mark Bannerman

 

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I have just received three recently released figures from Ultracast of Canadian /British Tank Crewmen for review and all I can say is "WOW - I am impressed !"

The first figure "Canada/British Tank Crewman" number 35036 depicts a seated crewman in typical woolen khaki garb with left leg outstretched and elbow resting on bent right leg.

The figure is all resin, with separate arms and head. Superbly sculpted and the attention to detail is tremendous. The folds, seams around pockets, detail and pose is just right on. Clean up requires placing the figure on an emery board and rubbing off the small excess of resin under the outstretched leg and a little clean up under the right leg with an X-acto knife. Once cleaned up, there is no evidence of any marks as these areas are well hidden. No pits, no bubbles, and superbly cast.

The head is very well done and typical of Ultracast with good facial features. The hands are well defined and the beret is very well sculpted (waiting for Ultracast to release a set of hands !). The figure is true to 1/35th scale and Ultracast continues to pay close attention to dimension/size/anatomy right down to the most minute of details which tends to be overlooked by some manufacturers - for example, the slightly slanted position of left foot, position of right hand etc...

Kevin is unquestionably one of the finest sculpturers in the business and he really has come through with yet another unique and superb set of figures for his growing arsenal of allied figures. Although he is a one-man operation, Kevin is a stickler for quality control and service. I have never seen a flawed figure from Ultracast, never heard anyone complain about Ultracast's products or service and he always follows through with releases that directly answer to our continued cries for more allied figures.

The figure can be viewed at: http://www.ultracast.ca/products/35/036/default.htm

Highly Recommended.


Review Copyright 2002 by Mark Bannerman
This Page Created on 17 February, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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