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Max, the Foreman
Max
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

"Max"

Max, the Foreman
Rusty Rail is expanding their O - 1/48 figure line with this figure. A release date has yet to be announced. It is simply packed in a plastic bag with a card label stapled to it.

"Max" has some noticeable flash and slight mold seam lines on one leg and along an arm. He is nicely detailed with a buttoned shirt, rolled sleeves, and suspenders holding up those baggy flyless britches so common way back when. I am not one to ask about vintage (or even present-day) fashion although the hat seems to date Max to the 19-teens on. Max's hands are gloved, probably more comfortable for his workers who get out of line.

Casting is good. There was one slight area of excess resin that I nipped off from the other arm. The pants near the right hand is slightly rough. Rusty Rail did a great job with the pose. Max stands a solid 6 feet tall to the top of his hat. There are a couple of things which Rusty Rail is aware of and working on. Max's crooked arm seems too short and one shoulder suspender does not quite reach the back strap. (Easy enough to hide.)

I painted Max to match my era c.1920-50s.

Conclusion
Max makes a fine figure for 1/48 - O scale dioramas and layouts. His detail and pose are very good. Casting is also good. The one arm looks a bit odd. The incomplete back strap is easy enough to fix or to hide.

I think Max will make a fine civilian boss man for your O scale railroad layouts and 1/48 dioramas. Recommended.
SUMMARY
Highs: His detail and pose are very good. Casting is also good.
Lows: The one arm looks a bit odd. An incomplete back strap.
Verdict: I think Max will make a fine civilian boss man for your O scale railroad layouts and 1/48 dioramas.
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: Max
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  PUBLISHED: Nov 30, 2013
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.45%

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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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