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Girl with a Ribbon 75mm (Monument)
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

Introducing...
Girl with a Ribbon 75mm (Monument) is a resin figure by Armor35 of Russia. Armor35 makes several categories of resin and multi-media models of Russian and German civilians, soldiers and railroad models c.1930s-40s. They are scaled to 1/35 yet applicable for No. 1 Scale (1/32) and even G Gauge.

Girl with a Ribbon 75mm (Monument)
Girl with a Ribbon 75mm (Monument) is item ARM35204 in Armor35's catalogue. It is a model of a cultural statue epitomizing the Soviet ideal of artistic femininity and fitness, typical of the Stalin era. Depending on one's theory of scaling figures, in No. 1 scale she would be eight feet tall. In 75mm scale - 1/24 - she would be just under a sturdy six feet tall. Considering that women of the era were about five to five-four, this figure scales nicely to 1/20-1/24, G gauge.

She is beautifully molded with no casting flaws like air pocks, flash, nor seam lines. The surface is smooth. This smooth texture, devoid of casting or chisel marks common to many monuments of granite or bronze, etc., allows one to use the figure as a person in lieu of a statue.

Detail is crisp. The kit consists of five gray resin pieces including the monument base. She is represented as wearing a modest one-piece swim suite and tying a ribbon in her hair.

Armor35 cleverly cast the parts so that the neck and arms fit along seam lines of her garment.

Detail
Remarkable detail includes elaborately braided hair and an exceptionally detailed face. Her feet and hands are beautifully proportioned and detailed.

Assembly and Painting Instructions
None. Refer to the box art or use your imagination.

Assembly
The pieces fit tightly to the body and the clever junctions show no gaps. The gaps that you might see are because I tacked the arms and head to the body truck with white glue, not model glue.

Conclusion
Modelers have a lot of potential with this figure. Whether one wishes to use it in a 1/35 - 1/32 diorama, or as a person in a larger scale, model railroaders and modelers of other genre have an excellent model of a woman with Girl with a Ribbon 75mm (Monument).

There is nothing I will complain about this figure other than it appears that each elbow has a bit of a burr from where Armor35 de-sprued the parts. Easily removed so no problem.

This excellent figure has great potential as a statue or as a person. Highly recommended.

Please remember to tell Armor35 and retailers that you saw this figure here -on RailRoad Modeling.

SUMMARY
Highs: Remarkable detail includes elaborately braided hair and an exceptionally detailed face. Can be used as a person.
Lows: De minimis.
Verdict: This excellent figure has great potential as a statue or as a person.
  Scale: G Gauge
  Mfg. ID: 35204
  Related Link: Girl with Ribbon
  PUBLISHED: Apr 07, 2016
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 93.83%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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Here is a link to this figure painted like a figure instead of a statue: Girl with Ribbon
APR 27, 2016 - 01:26 PM
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