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Civilian figures
Disabled Man and Granny
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by: Charles Reading [ CREADING ]


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Armorama

The package
This kit is packed as Plus Models typically their resin figure kits. It consists of a box with the finished/painted model pictured on the front. The figure pieces are in a sealed plastic bag shipped in bubble wrap. All the pieces were intact with nothing broken.
The kit
The kit is made up of nine (9) resin parts cast in a green/gray resin with minimal flash and seam lines.
The parts break down as follows:
Male body
Female body
Man's left arm, right hand
Woman's arms
Walking stick and tote bag
Crutch


general impression
This is an interesting kit with a couple of characters that might be seen in a variety of situations from fleeing refugees to folks just unfortunately caught up in the battle.
The male figure (Disabled Man) has his head bandaged, right arm in a sling and is walking with a crutch.
The female figure (Granny) is hunched over, walking and carrying a walking stick. She has a dead rabbit hanging from her belt and carries a tote bag slung over her shoulder.

SUMMARY
Highs: Interesting subjects, crisply cast
Lows: Female casting lug attaches to the top of her head which might present a problem. Casting lugs attach at the shoulders and fingers of the arm castings, the builder will have to be very careful detaching the finger points so detail isn't damaged or lost.
Verdict: You can never have enough civilians/refugees around. These two are interesting and should be fun to build and paint up
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 319
  Suggested Retail: $12.95
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  PUBLISHED: Feb 27, 2009
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.80%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.48%

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About Charles Reading (CReading)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...

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Comments

Nice review, thanks. very interesting set with quite a lot of potential. I can see them in a fall of the low Countries or France setting, where the Germans used fleeing refugees to block roads. Also possibly Eastern front and Liberation of France dioramas. Great set paul
MAR 14, 2009 - 04:27 PM
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