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Morning Spam
WW II U.S.Tanker Morning Spam
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

Introduction

Besides dynamic posed Vietnam War U.S. Marines and Infantry figures to use in battlefield dioramas, BRAVO-6 frequently releases static posed at rest figures for Vietnam War and World War II. These figures represent soldiers eating, singing, shaving, haircut, playing music and etc.

B6-35127 Morning Spam depicts a World War II U.S. Tanker eating his meal from ration can.
Review

Figure comes in standard light brown cardbard box labeled with a photo of the figure painted by Vladimir Demchenko, also the sculptor.Inside the box, figure is inserted in a transparent ziplock bag, small parts like arms, head and accessories are lumped together in another bag.

Parts are cast in grey resin and represented with the casting blocks. Resin quality is good, details are clean and sharp. No casting mistakes or air bubbles, just a few seamlines to clean with a quick sanding.

  • Sculpted on a standing pose; figure wears one piece HBT coveralls which was was initially only issued to mechanics and to tankers and was popular due to its comfort and its resistence to dirt. It was designed with a bi-swing back, a belt, two breast pockets, two patch hip pockets and a back pocket. Over the coveralls, he has windbreaker design, zipper front 2nd Pattern Tanker Jacket. It was a waist cut, medium weight jacket and different than the 1st pattern with two external patch pockets, this one had two hand warmer style slash pockets. Cloth folds on one-piece suit with loaded pockets and jacket details like wool knit collar, waistband, cuffs and zipper are very well defined. As for footgear, he has M43 Combat boots with two-buckle ankle gaiters.

  • Facial features and open mouth for eating pose are well defined. He wears a OD knit wool Jeep cap. Over his cap, he carries goggles looking like German motocyclist type.

  • Right arm is posed to eat and hand is given as a seperate part.It shows nice cloth folds and wool cuffs are well defined.

  • Left arm is posed to carry an open ration can at hand.

  • Right hand with a captured German bayonet with a piece of food on point.

  • M1911A1 in leather holster
    Conclusion

    Useful World War II U.S. Tanker figure to display at rest scenes with usual BRAVO-6 nice sculpt and casting. It can be used with B6-35126 French Toast figures for a larger scene.
  • SUMMARY
    Highs: Nice subject, sculpt and cast. Ease on assembly with less parts.
    Lows: No lows on this one.
    Verdict: Useful figure for World War II scenes.
    Percentage Rating
    93%
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: B6-35127
      PUBLISHED: Jul 07, 2018
      NATIONALITY: United States
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.19%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.07%

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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

    Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam... Spam - Oh wonderful Spam...!
    JUL 07, 2018 - 11:24 AM
    I knew that was gonna be one of the first comments. Now to find my viking helmet.
    JUL 07, 2018 - 12:22 PM
    We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
    Thanks.
       

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