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In-Box Review
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1/35 US Special Forces

by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]


Originally published on:
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box

The figure comes nicely packaged in a clear plastic clamshell container. The label inside the cover shows the figure painted by Chris Mrosko (Chilihead) and can be used as a painting guide. The backside of the label has smaller photos of the painted figure from three different angles.

All parts are contained in a small plastic bag.

parts

The figure is sculpted by Jeff Meckley (Holycow) and is made up of nine light cream-colored resin parts. The casting is clean and the details are well defined with no serious cleaning required. The torso, arms and legs are cast as one piece. He wears a LBT-1575 A vest with dual M4 mag pouches, radio pouch and butt pack. A scarf is wrapped around his neck. In the box art it’s painted as a shemag; a traditional desert headdress used by locals in Afghanistan and Iraq for sun and dust protection.

He carries a pistol (probably Sig Sauer P226 or HK MK23) in thigh holster.

The head is nicely detailed and this guy really looks like an operator in Afghanistan having a beard, moustache and baseball cap. A headset is attached over cap with elastic head straps. The baseball cap, painted as FDNY in box art, brings many different painting choices. You can paint it in your favorite team colors or maybe you are talented enough to paint it as an Armorama trucker hat.

His hands, which are wearing out-folded tactical operative gloves, are cast as separate parts. The box art shows the gloves painted as Nomex flight gloves like some photos of SOF operatives in Afghanistan. The right hand fits to M4 very well.

Other parts include;
  • AN/PRC-126 Radio
  • H-250 Hand set
  • Head microphone
  • tape measure antenna

    SOPMOD

    The figure carries a M4 SOPMOD assault rifle with ML2 COMP Aimpoint Red Dot Scope on a high L-Mount. It also includes a forward hand grip and SureFire tactical light attached to the RIS(Rail Interface System). It is molded as one piece and detailing is superb.

    bonus

    A thin aluminum wire, a copper wire and a “How-to-Do” sheet are included with the kit. The sheet shows how to make the coiled cable from handset to radio using the wires. Just wind the thin wire around the copper one.

    conclusion

    The scarcity of SOF figures on market; high molding quality; ease of clean up and assembly; nice details and good posing make this a kit that is Highly Recommended

    Thanks to Jeff Meckley for providing the review sample.
  • SUMMARY
    Think One Eighty Studios offers another Modern US figure to their growing line of figures. Among the new releases is US Special Forces Afghanistan/Iraq (35002) which builds into a 1/35 resin figure that can be used as an operative from any US SOF units.
      SUBJECT:90%
      MOLDING:90%
      DETAILS:90%
    Percentage Rating
    90%
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: 35002
      Suggested Retail: $13.98 (US
      Related Link: 1/35 US Special Forces
      PUBLISHED: Apr 05, 2005
      NATIONALITY: United States
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.16%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.83%

    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...

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