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||35025 - British Heads WWII with
Amoured Corps Helmets @ US$9.95
35027 - Canadian/Commonwealth Tank Crew, Normandy 1944 @ US$18.95
35028 - British Heads WWII (Tank Crew #3) @US$9.95
35029 - Canadian/British Tank Commander, Normandy 1944 @$9.95
|Contents and Media:
||Mulitple parts in cream coloured
||Perfect casting; excellent detail;
simple casting block removal and cleanup; natural poses (figures);
variety of expressions (heads); expands an underpopulated field (ie
||Highly recommended to all
Commonwelath figure and armour modellers
Ultracast continue their commitment to Commonwealth Armour Figures with four
of their latest releases. The quality of these sets maintains the remarkable
standards set by their earlier releases. Casting is flawless, and Kevin
McLaughlin's sculpting is attractive and realistic.
In common with their earlier releases, casting blocks are kept to an absolute
Commonwealth Tank Crew
is Ultracast's third Commonwelath Tank Crew set. It is hardly surprising
to see this version released from Ultracast. Combined with their earlier
Pixie-suited and desert-garbed tank crews, modellers can now depict almost
any British or Commonwealth crew from early-war to the end of
This new set includes a first for Ultracast's tank crew sets - one full
figure is included. This figure includes separate arms and head. The
remaining crew comprise two identical torsoes and five different
heads. One of the heads wears a set of headphones.
A colour photograph of the Commander will help with painting the
Normandy 1944 will is a popular period for modelling subjects. This
attractive set can dress up Cromwells, Churchills, Shermans and Stuarts,
but it has been specifically designed for Dragon's Firefly kit.
This set should also prove quite adaptable to eras other than Normandy
1944. This standard uniform was commonly worn earlier in the war, and will
be equally applicable for post-war Commonwealth subjects.
(Tank Crew #3)
head set comprises the same five heads included in the Tank Crew reviewed
above. Modellers wanting some variety for the earlier tank crew sets will
find these heads useful.
These heads will also offer lots of scope for improvement and variation
to Tamiya's crew figures included in their kits.
WWII with Amoured Corps Helmet
brand-new set of heads with Armoured Corps helmets. These may be applied
to either the new Tank Crew set, the "Late 1944/45 Tank Crew"
set; or kit figures.
Tank Commander, Normandy 1944
|This single figure is also dressed for the Normandy
invasion. His head and arms are separate, and both hands and a set of
binoculars are cast as a single part to ensure perfect alignment.
Once again a colour photo is included to assist painting and finishing.
See the title image for a view of this excellent figure.
Ultracast have made a welcome contribution to correcting this situation over
the last several years with their Commonwealth figures and head sets. These two
releases are versatile additions to Ultracast's ever-growing range. They will be
of great value to any modellers of WWII British Commonwealth figures or armoured
You may view these and other products
including photos at Ultracast's
Thanks to Kevin at
Ultracast for the review samples.
Review Copyright © 2000 by Brett
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 25 July, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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