US 101st BAR Gunner
by Andrew Judson
With titles such as Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers on our large and small screens, it is great to see a figure of an American Airborne Trooper being released by Warriors.
On opening the box, we are greeted by five crisply moulded resin parts. Some of the casting blocks look like overkill, especially on the BAR which is quite delicate. Take extra care when removing this part!
The two arms are depicted resting, folded, over the upturned BAR. Both arms are cast as one piece. This helps with alignment at the shoulders, and means that no join is required where the hands meet each other. However, make sure that you check the height of the hands so that they are leaning naturally on top of the BAR.
I assembled the entire figure before painting except for the head. I prefer to paint the head and facial features separately.
The figure was mostly painted with a combination of Tamiya, Gunze and Vallejo acrylics. The skin was painted using Testor's Model Master enamel paints.
Warriors' 1/35 scale 101st BAR Gunner is a well detailed figure that can be posed and employed in many scenarios. I look forward to seeing more Allied subjects being released in the near future.
Thanks to Warriors for the review sample
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