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Australian Heads WWII

Ultracast

 

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Catalogue Number, Description and Price: 35038 Australian Heads WWII - USD$9.95

Add shipping and handling to above: USD$4.00 in North America

Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: Five parts in cream-coloured resin.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Perfect casting; versatile use (not only Aussie WWII); great facial expression; alternate configurations for slouch hat.
Disadvantages: AIF "Rising Sun" badge not cast onto hat.
Recommendation: Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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I was delighted to receive Ultracast's 1/35 scale Australian Heads WWII set recently. This set comprises five individual heads wearing the distinctive "slouch hat". Although this hat is usually associated with Australian troops, British and other Commonwealth troops also wore this headgear, especially in the Far East.

The slouch hat may be worn with one edge of the wide brim secured to the side of the hat. This permitted shouldering of arms without knocking the hat off the wearers head! In the field, the brim was often worn down, offering more shade to the wearer. After a longer period in the field, the hatband and badge frequently went missing and the hats became battered and misshapen.

Ultracast has supplied two of the hats with the side up, and the other three with the brim down. The AIF "Rising Sun" badge is not included, but it would not be a difficult task to add a small semi-circle of styrene in the appropriate place.

Facial expressions, detail and casting are as superb as ever.

These versatile heads can be fitted to figures wearing tropical or standard WWII battledress. They will be equally applicable to Aussie and selected Commonwealth troops based in the Western Desert, Far East, Pacific or Australia.

Recommended.

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review samples.


The full catalogue of Ultracast accessories, conversions and figures may be viewed and purchased at Ultracast's Web Site.


Review Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 22 October, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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