Warning: main(/home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html//mambots/editors/mostlyce/jscripts/tiny_mce/mostlyce_config.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php on line 24

Warning: main(/home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html//mambots/editors/mostlyce/jscripts/tiny_mce/mostlyce_config.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php on line 24

Warning: main() [function.include]: Failed opening '/home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html//mambots/editors/mostlyce/jscripts/tiny_mce/mostlyce_config.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/pear') in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php on line 24

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php:24) in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/includes/core.classes.php on line 601

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php:24) in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/includes/core.classes.php on line 602

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php:24) in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/includes/core.classes.php on line 603

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php:24) in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/includes/core.classes.php on line 604

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/mambots/editors/mostlyce.php:24) in /home/sites/scalemodelworld.net/public_html/includes/core.classes.php on line 605
Resicast- Airborne Soldier - Kneeling with Rifle - Scale Model World
header image
Home arrow Reviews arrow Figures: Small Scale (110mm or smaller) arrow Resicast- Airborne Soldier - Kneeling with Rifle
Resicast- Airborne Soldier - Kneeling with Rifle PDF Print E-mail
Jul 05, 2009 at 06:21 PM
By Alan McNeilly

Introduction


This is my third look at the range of Airborne troops available from Resicast.

This time a more action type figure, the Airborne Soldier kneeling.

P5090027

The Figure

P5090028

Packaging: This standard for all Resicast figures, a zip plastic zip bag holding an paper insert showing a colour picture of the product and the makers name. The figure(s) are contained with in a further small plastic zip bag. The picture should help aid painting and rarely do you need or get any specific building instructions.

P5090029

Casting: Cast in a light grey resin this figure depicts an Airborne Soldier kneeling with a No 4 rifle rested across his right knee and his left arm raised in the motion of signalling.. The cast is excellent with good sharp and clear detail. The figure comes with a complete body, head and arms come as separate items. Minimal clean up should be required with only the removal of the small pour stubs on the individual items. This figure had a bit of an air bubble hole under his left buttock that required a bit of filling but this was an easy fix and takes nothing away form the finished figure as you’d need to stand him on his head to see the flaw.

P5090030

The Body: Cast as a whole, is shown in a kneeling position with his right leg bend at 90% and his left leg folded under his backside. The figure is dressed in a Para Smock, BD trousers, anklets and ammo boots.. The smock is well depicted showing the correct number of pockets and crotch strap fixed up at the rear of the jacket. Studs are present in the right quantity and right place on the garment. Under the smock can just be seen the collar of a shirt. On the trousers the map pocket is in evidence whilst a good set of anklets and ammo boots finish of the clothing.

P5090031

The figure is depicted wearing full battle order, consisting of left and right ammo pouches, water bottle on the right hand side and the short stabbing bayonet on the left hand side. He sports a small back pack. The leave of detail on the equipment is quite frankly amazing. All the brasses and straps are in the right place and in the right order. Even the ends of the backpack straps that contained the brass end with the two small holes are present - just superb. One feels you could almost unbuckle the kit!

A little clean up may be necessary between the legs and the small pour stubs will need removed from his right boot and left knee.

P5090032

The Head and Arms: The head wears a camouflaged paratroopers helmet again the detail is excellent, with the netting clear and detailed together with some hessian strips of camo. The face is that of a young man and has very sharp detail. The right arm is bent at the elbow to clasp the No 4 Rifle. The rifle itself is a good representation of the weapon. The left arm is designed to be fixed in the raised position signalling to others.


Equipment: No other equipment is provided or necessary.


Normal precautions should be taken when working with resin.


Conclusion.


I like this figure a lot. It has potential for a good action scene or as a scout/patrol leader pausing whilst advancing.


I was delighted with the standard of the web equipment. I can’t recall seeing such brilliant detail on any other fully equipped figure other than on the Airborne figures I bought from Resicast. These really are a work of art. The only thin you will need to add will be a rifle sling.


Both figure painters and diorama builder alike should get a lot of pleasure from this offering.


This is quite simply a brilliant figure in terms of detail with a perfectly natural pose. The Resicast Paratroopers have been around for many years but equal and excel many, if not all of the present day offerings I have seen.

Highs: Outstanding detail, an action figure of superb quality.


Lows: A small flaw on his backside, which was easily filled and fixed.


Verdict: Highly Recommended

Last Updated ( Nov 22, 2009 at 06:17 PM )
Alpenflage Hobbies
www.loudandfast.co.uk
www.resicast.com
www.scalemodelworld.net
www.scalemodelworld.net