Young Miniatures from Korea keeps increasing the quality of its 1/10 military busts series day by day. Besides the talented sculpting of Young B.Song, the quality of resin casting and the presentation of the kit in a fine quality box are all worth to notice.
represents a United States tank crewman during World War II in European theater.
The figure comes in a black color heavy cardboard box inserted in a transparent sleeve. The front cover of the box shows the photo of bust painted by Young B.Song
that can serve as a painting guide. A small photo of the alternative head is also shown on top left.
Parts are well protected between thick slabs of polyfoam. Big parts and small parts are placed in different layers of polyfoam and small parts are secured in plastic bags.
This 1/10 scale bust is sculpted by Young B.Song
and comes in a total of 8 resin pieces, and some copper wire for the headset cabling.
He wears a M - 1943 field jacket
with front zipper over his shirt. Cloth folds of jacket and parts of headset are well defined. He carries a M1911 revolver on his left armpit. The details of the gun is well represented.
The kit comes with 2 different heads. Both heads wears Rawlings M -1938 tank helmet
and HS-18 headset with high-impedence R-14 receivers
. The details are very well defined on the helmet. One of the heads carries M-38 Resistol googles
on his helmet while the other head has no googles and carries a cigar on his mouth.
Another google, accessories of head set and cigar are given as small parts.
Copper wire is provided to make the cabling of headset and PL354 jack
A resin cylindrical pedestal is supplied to mount the bust.
casting & details
Besides the fine quality of Young Miniatures white metal figures, the quality of 1/10 resin busts is incredible. Casting is flawless with no air holes or minor mistakes. All you should do is to cut and clean casting blocks. The details of the tank helmet is absolutely paralell to historical references and sculpted/casted in very crisp details.
The box shows a photo of the bust that can be a painting reference. Unfortunately, there is no other painting guide included in the kit but Young Miniatures website offers many nice photos of the painted bust. Please visit US tank crew Photos
More photos that can be helpful when painting this bust can be found in the following links.
Tank Helmet 1938-1
Tank Helmet 1938-2
For World War II bust painters, and especially for the ones that appreciate United States subjects, this bust is definitely a must with superb sculpt of Young B.Song and high quality casting with nice details.