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1/35 US Marine OIF

by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

box

The figure is packaged in a clear plastic clamshell container. The label inside the cover shows the assembled figure unpainted. The backside of the label has three smaller photos of the figure that can be useful when assembling the small parts.

All parts are secured in a plastic zip-lock bag.

parts

The figure is sculpted by Jeff Meckley ( aka Holycow) and is made up of 15 light-cream colored resin parts. Casting is clean and details are well defined. No serious cleaning is required, though a little sanding is required in right arm and between legs.

The torso and legs are molded as one piece. The figure wears Interceptor Body Armor over his chemical protective MOPP (Mission Oriented Protective Posture) gear and carries a gas mask case on his left thigh. Cloth folds, side pockets of the MOPP gear and IBA details are well defined.
The head is molded nicely with helmet chinstraps, sunglasses and a handkerchief masking the nose and mouth. As for the helmet, he wears a PASGT (Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops) helmet with protective goggles.

Arms and hands wearing tactical gloves are cast as separate parts.

Other parts are;

  • 1 spare magazine pouch
  • 2 canteens
  • 1 butt pack
  • 1 ALICE small arms ammunition case
  • 1 ALICE field first aid dressing/unmounted magnetic compass case

    The figure carries a M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) with a 200 round box magazine and bipod. The box magazine is molded on the M249 and the bipod comes as a separate part.
    conclusion

    Nicely detailed parts, good resin quality, ease of clean and assembly and different painting options for the MOPP gear ( Woodland or 3 DCU ) make this kit Highly Recommended.

    Thanks to Jeff Meckley for providing the kit.
  • SUMMARY
    Semper Fi…The Marines are in theater!After releasing a US Infantryman and special operations figure, Think 180 Studios now brings us a new Marine figure. “U.S. Marine w/M249 in MOPP Gear, OIF” (35003) is the first figure of the Operation Iraqi Freedom Marine series. The kit represents a 1/35th resin Marine in the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom.The company has also released “US Marine w/M16A2 MOPP Gear (35004) . Both figures are in MOPP gear which allows them to be used in the same vignette or diorama.
      SUBJECT:90%
      MOLDING:90%
      DETAILS:90%
    Percentage Rating
    90%
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: 35003
      Suggested Retail: 13.98 USD
      PUBLISHED: Apr 11, 2005
      NATIONALITY: United States
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.83%

    Our Thanks to Think-One-Eighty Studios!
    This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
    FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

    Copyright ©2018 text by Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.


       

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