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U.S. Tank Crew
U.S. Tank Crew (Modern)
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


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Historicus Forma

Introduction

Djiti Production is a new figure manufacturer based in France. There first figure is one of a modern U.S. tank crewman, done in resin and in 1:35 scale. Djiti is the creation of Jean-Thomas Rembert (djiti), and he is the sculptor of this figure as well.

The Kit

This resin kit comes in (4) pieces; body, head/helmet, right arm, and left arm. The head is attached to a nice resin block which is easy to handle and will work well for those who like to paint faces before assembly. There are some nice details sculpted into this figure; including gloves sticking out of his lower pants pocket, a bulging (as if full) upper arm pocket, vest, and many other pocket and pants details. The pose is obviously a casual standing position with a slight raising of the figures right arm.

Assembly

This figure went together for photography very easily. There was little to no flash to remove on this one. However there was the head block to separate as well as the arm mold pieces. These all came off without a hitch though and after some minor filling and sanding there shouldn't be any sign of their ever being there. Lining up the arm positions is very easy thanks to the symmetry of the clothing folds on the torso and upper arms.

Conclusions

This first offering from Djiti is very promising, but you may have some trouble finding it until they can build up the distribution channels. However, the manufacturer does sell items direct from their Website however and this one is 10 euros.
SUMMARY
Highs: Little to no flash. Easy to assemble and excellent details.
Lows: Some of the pants creases are very angular and dramatic for my tastes.
Verdict: A great start to a new figure company. This should work well for modern tankers.
Percentage Rating
88%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35001
  Suggested Retail: 10
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 23, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 86.33%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

Copyright 2017 text by Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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