by: Engin Kayral [ ]
In recent months, I noticed that some figure companies are trying to cover the shortage of civilian figures in 1/35 scale. As a response to modelers demand, Evolution miniatures lately released EM-35064 Civil Man which can be easily used in various scenes for different periods of war.
Inside the standard cardboard box of the company, the figure comes well packed with the body part and small parts like head and arms are seperately inserted into two different small plastic zip-lock bags. Parts are represented with easy to remove casting blocks.
The front part of the box shows a photo of the assembled figure painted by Sergey Traviansky in his own color choices. As a civilian figure, painting will vary due to modelers liking and need.
The figure is sculpted by Sergey Traviansky and comes in four grey color resin parts. Sculpting is nice in crisp details. Casting quality is good with a short cleanwork needed for the seamlines on both sides of arms and a short line on the back next to the right hand.
Head : Posed to look at the left side and sculpted as a middle-aged man, it shows very nice facial details, hair and moustache. Especially the crows feet - wrinkles around eyes are well defined. He wears a flat cap also known as bunnet usually worn by workers or farmers.
Body : He wears a wool knit jumper , straight-cut baggy trousers with two side and one back pocket and short boots. The knit texture on the neck and waistline of jumper and cloth folds are well represented. Right hand is cast on the body over the left pocket.
Right arm : Knit texture on sleeves is well defined.
Left arm : Posed to put his hand on his waist, it shows nice folds. I think this arm can be reshaped or replaced with some other arms to give the figure various moves like waving hand, pointing, carrying or holding an item, etc.
A useful figure in nice sculpt and cast that can be used in many dioramas and vignettes for different war scenes.