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RPG Guy
Street Fighters-4 RPG Guy
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]


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introduction

Another figure from Paracel Miniatures Middle East under Fire series depicting fighters of Syrian Arab Army-SSA or Free Syrian Army-FSA but can be used for all Middle East conflicts.

MW3523 Street Fighter-4 RPG Guy comes with irregular clothing and a popular weapon.
packing

Figure comes in standard cardboard box of Paracel Miniatures labeled with a photo of painted figure. Body is inserted into a transparent zip-lock bag, launcher and grenade are served inside another one secured with a small cardboard to avoid possible damages.
review

Figure is sculpted by Giang Xuan Le in 1/35 scale and review sample is cast in lose green color resin. Parts are represented on easy to remove blocks. Casting of the figure is very clean that there will be no need for a cleaning process but launcher and grenade need to remove seamlines. Note that you should be careful as the launcher has really tiny details.

  • Posed standing to fire his launcher, he has a Balaclava exposing only eyes on his head. He wears a military type hooded parka with two waist pockets with flap covers. Under the parka, he carries a AK chest rig and a Shemagh - Arab scarf is wrapped around his neck. Arms are posed to fire his weapon and a shoulder pocket is added to left side. He has military type combat trousers with two side cargo pockets that can painted in many camouflage patterns for this period. As for the footgear, he has thick sole ankle high shoes with laces. Besides being a very clean cast, details on the clothing like folds and wrinkles, pockets, shoes and chest rig are very well defined. On his back, he carries a RPG-7 Gunners Backpack/Munitions bag. There are three large bays for PG-7V projectiles, three pouches for PG-7P propellant charges and small sections for spare parts inside the bag. Straps of the bag and shoulder straps are well defined.

  • His weapon is a Russian origined RPG-7. It is a 40 mm. caliber, portable, reusable, unguided, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. The ruggedness, simplicity, low cost, and effectiveness of the RPG-7 has made it the most widely used anti-armor weapon in the world. Currently around 40 countries use the weapon, and it is manufactured in several variants by nine countries. It is popular with irregular and guerrilla forces. The RPG has been used in almost all conflicts across all continents since the mid-1960s from the Vietnam War to the present day. All parts like wooden heat shield, breech, iron sight in front, trigger and PGO-7V scope are well sculpted. Right hand is cast on the trigger and makes a good fit to the arm. As mentioned before, this part will need a cleanwork and holes should be drilled on both sides of the weapon.

  • A 85 mm PG-7V Rocket propelled grenade is given as a seperate part.
    conclusion

    Nice posing figure with a popular weapon that can be used in all Middle East conflicts. Ease on assembly with less parts and may create very nice scenes with the other figures of the series.
  • SUMMARY
    Highs: Nice pose, nice sculpt and cast, RPG-7 is a nice weapon choice.
    Lows: A few seamlines to clean on rocket launcher and projectile.
    Verdict: Another nice addition to Syrian Street Fighters.
    Percentage Rating
    94%
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: MW3523
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      PUBLISHED: Apr 10, 2017
      NATIONALITY: Syria
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.05%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.25%

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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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    Comments

    Very nice figure. Would probably work in a Chechnya or Ukraine scenario as well. DO NOT step on my blue suede shoes!
    APR 09, 2017 - 11:47 PM
    Is it just me, or does the unpainted figure look like he'd fit in with those green plastic soldiers we played with as kids?
    APR 10, 2017 - 01:21 AM
    Would have been nice if a projectile had been cast to the launcher, as well as having the complete spare round.
    APR 10, 2017 - 03:09 AM
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