Australian Heads WWII
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Description and Price:
Heads WWII - USD$9.95
Add shipping and handling to
above: USD$4.00 in North America
|Contents and Media:
||Five parts in
Perfect casting; versatile use (not only Aussie
WWII); great facial expression; alternate configurations for slouch hat.
||AIF "Rising Sun" badge not cast onto
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
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
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.
Thanks to Kevin at
Ultracast for the review samples.
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Page Created 22 October, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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