Master Box is a company based in Ukraine, they have been producing kits for a number of years. Their figure range has been steadily growing with some very interesting sets, for example the “Zombie Hunter – Road to Freedom” from the Zombieland Series of 1/35th scale figures, of which I have a few. And the “Skull Clan – Death Angels” from the Desert Battle series, again in 1/35th.
When I heard that Master Box where producing a series of 1/24th scale figures that was good news, for me at any rate, as one of the many subjects I build, is 1/24th scale vehicles. These are Post Apocalyptic vehicles and finding figures and accessory sets in this scale is very difficult.
The figures, sculptured by A. Gagarin, are all female in various poses, so could be used in a variety of ways, the more skilful modeller could easily combine some of the figures to give different poses, something I will definitely look at doing.
The series contains 6 figures so far: No 1 – Marylin (MB24001), No 2 – Betty (MB24002), No 3 – Alice (MB24003), No 4 – Suzie (MB24004), No 5 – Patty (MB24005) and No 6 – Samantha (MB24006)
Kit No 1 – Marylin (Posed siting on a motorbike, but can be posed on anything). There is one sprue with 10 parts in light grey plastic, in a rather large box. A head, baseball cap, two hair pieces, two arms, legs and two separate parts for the torso.
First glance and the moulding looks very good, minimal flash and the usual seam lines which can easily be removed. Good detail all over. No instructions, only a 3D render of the model on the back of the box with the part numbers. Painting guide on the back as well, for Vallejo and Lifecolor paints. Box cover art work is starting point for colours, but I always try and paint figures with different colour schemes then those on the box.
The fit is good with a little filling required, I use Plastic Weld from E.M.A Model Supplies which I find works really well for filling in any imperfections. The figure went together pretty well, I did the torso and arm that joins up with the cap first as I was not sure of the final positioning of the arm. The torso has a small seam line where the two halves meet, but 90% of this is covered by the hair so I wasn’t too worried about it. Under the arms was a bit of a problem, but a small amount of plastic putty sorted this out.
I attached the head then the cap, the hand just about touched the brim of the cap, then I added the two pieces of hair. I Joined the legs together and then dry fitted the torso, fit wasn’t too good, but after a little fine sanding the two pieces fitted together. A little more sanding of the joints followed, then a quick wash in warm soapy water, dried then a coat of grey primer. A few lines were visible after applying the primer, these will need cleaning up, but that’s just me being picky.
Highs: A well sculptured figure, nice poses and a good edition to the 1/24 scale world.Lows: Didn't like the body being in two half's, made joining the two half's together a bit fiddly, but thats just me.
I'm used to resin kits where the body is whole.Verdict: Over all a well sculptured figure, great detail and fun to build, took about half an hour from start to finish, to get to the point where painting can take place.
Not too much effort required for most competent modellers, to produce a good 1/24 scale fig