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Australian Tank Crew



Firestorm Models



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: FST029
Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: 8 parts in pale green resin
Price: AUD$17.50 (approx. USD$8.75) from Firestorm Website
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Excellent quality casting and detail; versatile poses for different vehicles; typical Australian armour uniforms for various theatres.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Terry Ashley

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Firestorm Models is a new Australian Company producing resin figures and accessories plus plaster buildings for the diorama builder.

One of their recent releases is of an Australian Tank Crew. The set contains three half-figures cast is light grey/green resin. The quality of the casting and uniform detail is the equal of any resin figures produced today.

The driver figure is a single casting of the upper torso only while the two turret figures have the torso from mid thigh and have separate arms. The commander's head wears a beret cast with the body while the other crew member has a separate head wearing a typical Aussie bush hat.

While the figures fit perfectly into the Tamiya Matilda, they could just as easily be seen in a Honey or captured Italian tank in the desert or in the Pacific campaign.

Recommended for any builder of Aussie armour.

Thanks to David from Firestorm Models for the review sample

Firestorm Models Figures, Accessories and Buildings are available direct from their website

Review and Images Copyright 2001 by Terry Ashley
Page Created 19 August, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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