Review by Geoff Coughlin (May 2012)
Thanks to Revell for supplying our review sample. Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For further information visit www.revell.eu or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have reviewed a number of figure sets from Revell over the past couple of years and here we have another one.
What’s in the box then? And quality?
Two sprue trees, folded to get them in the box. These are not as good as some of the recent sets and from the date on the sprue tree date back around 30 years to 1980 – and I’m afraid it shows. This set was originally released by Matchbox / Lesney Products Co.
The expressions and facial features are a case in point, not as well defined as other sets. Many of the figures have a mould seam and flash that will need to be carefully removed with a sharp scalpel and because the plastic has that soft ‘vinyl-feel’ to it this won’t be so easy but certainly possible. You even get a mule in this set to provide a little more interest and variety!
The figures will come in handy given the large number of 1:72 armour kits that are now available and that these are moulded to 1:76, not 1:72 scale shouldn’t be too much of an issue for many.
The sheer number of figures will give you a lot of flexibility when it comes to creating your diorama or scene with spares for other projects.
Instructions and colour painting guide…
The box carries colour painting details with direct reference to Revell Color paints in their range. Sensible guidance is given to wash the sprue in warm soapy water to remove any grease and then they should be ready to go?
To be fair, this set of figures probably falls more into the toy category than a scale modelling one.
What’s the verdict then?
|FEATURE||STAR RATING (out of five)|
|Quality of moulding||**|