Kit ref: 02630
Price around: £6.99 GBP
Review by Geoff Coughlin (August 2014)
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We have reviewed a number of figure sets from Revell over the past years and here we have another one – this time in 1:32 scale.
What’s in the box then? And quality?
You get 15 soldier figures set in various ‘action’ poses. These are not as good as some of the recent sets and it’s unclear how old the figures actually are but they do seem to have some age, and I’m afraid it shows. 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.
The figures may come in handy given the large number of 1:35 Axis armour kits available and the scale isn’t too far off (some of you may feel) but the overriding feeling looking at these figures is that they remind me of exactly the ones I used to play with as a boy and they do have more of a toy-like feel to them.
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 or wargaming category than a scale modelling one.
What’s the verdict then?
SMN Quick summary Star rating out of 5
|FEATURE||STAR RATING (out of five)|
|Quality of moulding||**|