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African Tank Crew Sets and African Militiaman


1/35 Scale


S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description and Price: 35505 - African Militiaman USD$12.95
35500 - African T-55 Tank Crew #1 USD$23.95
35507 - African T-55 Tank Crew #2 USD$23.95
All available online from VLS website
Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: Three figures made up of nine resin parts
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Crisp detail; simple parts breakdown and construction; versatile usage for T-55, T-34/85 and other vehicles in use throughout Africa.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Warriors has three new releases directed at modellers of African military subjects.

Two of the releases are specifically designed for T--5 models - good timing with the recent release of Tamiya's superb kit.

African Tank Crew #1 features two full figures. One is standing with a machine gun at his side, and the second is squatting on the front deck of the vehicle with one leg dangling inside the driver's hatch.

African Tank Crew #2 are the Commander and Gunner, also both full figures.

Three of the tank crew figures are wearing the typical Soviet-style tankers helmet, and one sports a beret.

The single African Militiaman has no headgear, and is standing casually with his weapon at his side.

Detail and casting of all parts is excellent.

Although the crew sets are designed for the T-55, they will also be highly appropriate for many other Eastern bloc and Allied vehicles in use throughout Africa. These might include BMPs and T-34 variants.

The figures are all slightly emaciated. This is especially noticeable where wrists and ankles are exposed, and is quite realistic for the soldiers of many famine and wartorn African nations.


Thanks to VLS for the review sample

These and other VLS products may be viewed at the VLS Website

Text and Images Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 08 June, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003

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