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U.S. Tank Crew (3)
U.S. Tank Crew (3) 1944-1945
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]


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introduction

BRAVO-6 completed the Fury tank crew with the third kit of the series. Last kit B6-35110 U.S. Tank Crew(3) 1944-45, includes two tanker figures one sitting on the turret and other standing on the hull in typical World War II U.S. uniforms.


box

Figures come in a brown cardboard box labeled with a photo of the assembled and painted figures. Body and other parts like heads and arms are inserted seperately into two small plastic zip-lock bags.
figures

Each figure is sculpted in crisp details and cast in grey resin as four pieces - body, head and two arms. Resin quality is very good and casting is superb. No air bubbles, flesh resin, casting mistakes or visible seamlines. Cleanwork is NOT required other than removing casting blocks easily, maybe a short sanding for the outside of arms. Note that some attention is needed to remove the M3 grease gun for the fragile barrel.

FIGURE - A

Posed standing on tank hull, he wears M37 Uniform of wool shirt, wool trousers and GI belt. Over his uniform, he has a waist length Army field jacket, not sure but it can be a Parson’s jacket. He carries a scarf on his neck and a M1911A1 in M3 Shoulder holster on the left side. As the outer garment, he wears a 2nd pattern Tanker Jacket with slash pockets, wool knit collar, waist band and sleeves. Details of the clothing are all well sculpted in crisp details. Footgear is ankle boots and M38 leggings laced up outside and with a strap passing under the boot.
Facial details are good showing great alikeness to Boyd 'Bible' Swan acted by Shia LaBeouf.
Arms are posed to be on both sides of the body. Cloth folds, wool knit sleeves and arm patch to paint 5th Grade Technician for this figure are well defined.

FIGURE - B

Posed to sit on the turret of Sherman, he wears a Khaki color shirt and knitted wool Army Highneck Sweater with 5 buttons in front. Over his sweater, he has OD color M43 Field jacket and M43 field trousers. Jacket has 2 flap breast pockets with flap covers, 2 slash waist pockets with flap covers, shoulder straps and internal drawstring on the waist. Cloth folds and uniform details are well defined. As for footgear, he has M43 Combat boots with two-buckle ankle gaiters.
Facial details are well represented. Vladimir exactly captured the babyface look of Norman Ellison acted by Logan Lerman.
Arms are posed to put his hands on his thighs and show nice cloth folds.
A .45 caliber M3 Grease Gun is given as a seperate part to place on the lap of the figure.

conclusion

Now the crew is ready and M4A3E8 Sherman - Fury has to be built. Both figures absolutely look like the characters on the movie. They are great figures to create a Fury movie scene and they can also be used as any WW II tank crew with a head replacement as heads are supplied as seperate parts.
Highly Recommended
SUMMARY
Highs: Great alikeness to movie characters.Nice sculpt and cast. They can be used as any WW II tank crew with head replacements.
Lows: No low to mention on this product.
Verdict: Great figures to create a Fury movie scene or use with World War II armor.
Percentage Rating
92%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: B6-35110
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  PUBLISHED: Jan 18, 2015
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 92.05%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.03%

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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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[quote]Last two members of Sherman of movie-Fury from BRAVO-6. Link to Item If you have comments or questions please post them here. Thanks! Hi, All! It's GREAT that some of the model kit and figure companies are giving US WWII GI's and vehicles some more recognition! This new series of US figures are very welcome, and can be easily converted and re-sculpted to represent GI's "at rest" with different heads/heads w/helmets and equipment. With just a bit more work, one could even convert and re-sculpt them into WWII US Marines...
JAN 18, 2015 - 05:07 AM
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