Bravo 6 is currently creating a series of Vietnam 68 figures based on the movie “Platoon”. This figure is based on the character “Bunny”. The figure comes packed in a neat little brown box with an example of the figure painted that could be used as a painting guide for the figure.
The figure comes as a torso and two arms. A little bit of clean up is required around the neck, the shoulders and the bottom of the rucksack. The casting block on the bottom of the feet may make a convenient handle while painting the figure. The figure's pose depicts him just walking casually with his shotgun at his side and a cigarette in his other hand.
The casting on the figure is very fine! The finest I have seen. The figure sculpting in well done and detail is very sharp. The creases in the clothing are very realistic and very sharp. The webbing straps are crisp and not over scale.
The arms are cast on separate blocks. The right arm is cast with the shotgun in the figure's hand. The plugs on the shotgun and arm attaching them to the block are very fine and can simply be cut with a knife. Take care not to snap the shotgun barrel. The left hand is on the same block as the personal equipment. I broke it from the block simply by handling it.
The figure's personal equipment is cast on one single block which has two water bottles, an ammo pouch and a knife. They have no flash on them at all so the only cleaning required will be removing them from the block. Take care here once again because I snapped a water bottle off by handling it. There are no instruction on where to place the equipment so some reference might be needed or you can just personalize your figure.
The shotgun is molded into the figure's hand; the detail is superb and there is no evident flash or warping. The barrel is very fine so you have to be careful not to break it. The helmet is cast separately to everything so leaving it off is an option. The detail on the helmet is a little soft I was quite disappointed with it compared to the rest of the figure. The casting block will also be hard to remove without damaging the helmet itself.
A sheet of decals containing rank slides, name tags, and unit patches to attach onto the figure they are a smashing touch to the figure to personalize the figure. Other reviews of previous Bravo Vietnam figures have mentioned the decals being slightly yellow. My decals were fine so obviously they have sorted out that issue.
Overall another good figure from Bravo 6. There are some minor issues with the detail of the helmet and the some of the parts are fragile. However, fragile parts come with the territory when dealing with resin figure kits.
Highs: Superb cast figure with crisp casting and outstanding sculpting.Lows: The helmet is detail wasn't as good as the rest of the figure. Verdict: Another Superb figure to the Bravo 6 Vietnam range!
About Jaymes crowther (newfish) FROM: ENGLAND - WEST MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM
Braille Scale modeller from Wolverhampton I've been modelling for four years and I've found Braille Scale suits me the most I scratch build and I'm planning to start a range of 1/72 interiors and conversions for the modeller to build diverse subjects and some that are not available in this scale. I ...