US Tanker Heads Set #2
||Figure Review - In
Reviewed by Cookie
||Six heads in tan
||Another option for
US tankers, six unique personalities with tankers' helmets
||Two of six not up to
the other heads (see text)
||For everyone who
wants a little bit different commander in his Sherman
The concept of after
market heads has been around for a number of years, and YANKS is now working on their
version of the concept. Included in this set are five US tanker heads wearing the standard
WWII tanker helmets with headsets attached. Four of the heads are excellent, particularly
one with a cigarette butt firmly clasped between his lips and another which appears (on
purpose, I have learned) to be a Chinese. However, two of the heads are not as well done.
One is of a tanker with his mouth open yelling, but it appears that he has no lips. The
pose is odd, which is a shame as the rest of the head is very nice. The other is a figure
with goggles down and a cigar butt in his mouth. While a nice idea, the cigar is around a
scale 40mm in diameter, which is more along the lines of gag cigars ("Welcome to
Niagara Falls") than real ones. This is a real shame, as this head has a lot of
Yanks has done US tankers with cigars before, and the results have been similar. One
comment was that a previous figure appeared to be eating a carrot, which the head here
would not belie. Still, this can be solved with this particular head by some very careful
filing, and the head can easily be made quite useful. The prices are reasonable, and the
more options the better.
Thanks to Dave Bighia of Yanks for the review sample.
Review by Cookie Sewell, April
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