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Lookin' Better Every Beer
U.S. G.I.s Lookin' Better Every Beer
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

introduction

BRAVO-6 has already some figure kits for Vietnam War U.S. soldiers at rest with relaxing poses and added another one to the series. This kit is a conversion from B6-35067-Too Darn Hot. Vladimir changed heads and arms of two figures of Tank Crew and made them U.S. G.I.s at a beer party.
B6-35072 Lookin’ Better Every Beer includes two G.I’s on sitting poses with beer cans. They can be displayed sitting on a vehicle, sandbags, etc.

packing &casting

Figure parts come well packed in standard light brown cardboard box labeled with a photo of painted figures. Two body parts and other small parts are split into three transparent bags. Resin quality is good and no need for a serious cleanwork. Just a seamline to carve on the left boot of Figure-A. Note that casting blocks were on the backs of figures and removed for the review.

figures

Kit includes two 1/35 scale gray resin figures. . Each figure comes in 3 pieces ; body with head and two seperate arms.

  • Both figures wear Tropical combat uniform trousers with trotters inside boots and leather/canvas combined Jungle boots. Figure-A is sculpted in bare chest and his arms are posed to put on thighs with hands between his legs. Boxart shows a cigarette on the right hand which can be easily done with a stretched plastic. Figure-B wear OD T-shirt. His arms are on his thighs with a beer can on right hand and a cigarette on the other side. Muscular details on chest and arms, cloth folds on trousers and shirt are well represented.

  • Figure-A is sculpted with a moustache and Figure-B has a different hairstyle- Pompadour, probably inspired by Elvis.

  • A Boonie hat is given as a seperate part to display next to the figures.

  • 3 beer cans are supplied in the kit. Besides Budweiser on the boxart, they can be painted as Falstaff or Hamm’s too.

    conclusion

    A nice complemantary set for at rest scenes. It can make a good scene when used together with Delta Blues.
  • SUMMARY
    Highs: Useful figures for Vietnam dioramas. They can be used in many scenes.Sculpting and casting is very good as always.
    Lows: No lows but I think decals for beer can labels would make many modelers happy :)
    Verdict: Great pair for at rest Vietnam scenes.
    Percentage Rating
    92%
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: B6-35072
      PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2014
      NATIONALITY: United States
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.07%

    Our Thanks to BRAVO-6!
    This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.

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    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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    Comments

    I really like this offering. Those dudes look totally wasted. Great sculpting by the folks at Bravo 6 ! Nice touch, the beer cans opened with a "Church Key". Thanks Engin for letting us know about this release.
    OCT 16, 2014 - 05:45 PM
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