And another of MasterBox fine Indian War Series.
There are 2 figures in this kit. One is sitting and firing a rifle and the other is kneeling on one knee observing the shoot.
The kit comes in MasterBox open end box. Artist rendition of the kit on the front with directions and a paint guide on the back for 3 different manufactures. It comes in a clear resealable bag that holds 1 sprue, or 1/2 depending on how you view the glass. It is only 2 figures so not much in the way of plastic. Upon my usual quick inspection I noticed faint to medium mold lines that will be easy to remove. No flash on any of the parts and no loose parts.
On the figures, the muscle tone is good and the facial features resemble that of a Native Americans pretty well according to my reference books of the time. Legs and arms all seem to be appropriate to the torso. The hair is very well done in 1/35th with cloth braids in it. The creases in the clothing are well defined also. The figures are dressed in time era appropriate American Plains Indian clothing. All checks out as to type and mode of dress. The fringe is very well done and a good wash will make it stand out nicely.
I do find it odd that as the bow is being used by a right handed Indian that the quiver is facing the wrong way. If you mount the shield on his back then switching the quiver the opposite way will not be a problem. The fletching on the arrows could use some work, They look stacked and have a rectangle look, feathers should be angled towards the rear, only if your picky.
The rifles appear to be a Henrey lever action carbine and the other looks like a model 1860 Spencer breech loader. There is missing some detail but not enough to annoy myself. The stick in the artist rendition turns out to be a spear.
All in all, a nice addition to the Indian War series. Not much of a complicated kit and looks as if it will build up nicely. I partially built the figures but some sub painting is needed so I will skip the figure pics for now and post the finished ones latter. I would recommend this kit to anyone interested in the Indian Wars in the U.S. So far the build has been clean and easy and I look forward to painting them up and placing in a diorama.
Bob Davis takes a look at the Remote Shot Indian Wars figures in 1/35th scale from Master Box.
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