MARS- 1/72 new troops

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MARS- 1/72 new troops

Joined: July 1st, 2005, 3:04 am

July 12th, 2018, 10:41 pm #1

I saw the review of the new sets over at Plastic Soldier Review and the figures looked pretty hideous- HOWEVER- I found a website that shows them painted and they don't look half bad- NOTE- you'll have to click on the picture even if it doesn't show a photo (Thank you Drum and Flag!)
https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/products/ ... 6464202796

https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/products/ ... 6411806764

https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/products/ ... 6943863852

https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/products/ ... 6437595180

Honestly- I wish Plastic Soldier Review had used the painted pics instead of the unpainted figures as the unpainted ones are quite frankly 'fuggly' and very reminiscent of 1960s Hong Kong made ripoffs 
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Joined: January 16th, 2006, 2:54 am

July 13th, 2018, 12:46 am #2

Mark, are these soft vinyl or hard styrene?
While some of the poses are good, it's a pity that more manufacturers don't spend more time sculpting faces better, that's always a letdown for me.
Tim
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Joined: July 1st, 2005, 3:04 am

July 13th, 2018, 2:02 am #3

Tim James wrote: Mark, are these soft vinyl or hard styrene?
While some of the poses are good, it's a pity that more manufacturers don't spend more time sculpting faces better, that's always a letdown for me.
Tim
It is soft plastic, easy to convert/headswap
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Joined: March 9th, 2012, 4:57 pm

July 13th, 2018, 10:18 am #4

They still look like very ugly figures, just painted very well. Since most guys usually do not paint to that standard, showing the unpainted soldiers is exactly the right thing to do on Plastic Soldier Review - I want to know what I am buying and not what I could theoretically make out of it.
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Joined: March 7th, 2005, 1:45 pm

July 13th, 2018, 4:09 pm #5

Mark Munro wrote: I saw the review of the new sets over at Plastic Soldier Review and the figures looked pretty hideous- HOWEVER- I found a website that shows them painted and they don't look half bad- NOTE- you'll have to click on the picture even if it doesn't show a photo (Thank you Drum and Flag!)
https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/products/ ... 6464202796

https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/products/ ... 6411806764

https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/products/ ... 6943863852

https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/products/ ... 6437595180

Honestly- I wish Plastic Soldier Review had used the painted pics instead of the unpainted figures as the unpainted ones are quite frankly 'fuggly' and very reminiscent of 1960s Hong Kong made ripoffs 
What Drum and Flag show is the manufacturer's picture on the back of the box, and you do not know whether this picture has been made using the actual 1/72 figures, or some copies of the masters made in a bigger scale.

In my view, it is more honest to show the unpainted figures, because this is what you get.

Michel
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