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Resicast UK Soldier Seated
wbill76
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 02:10 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly reviews the 1/35 resin Resicast UK Soldier Seated figure.

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Drader
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 02:38 AM UTC
Hmmmm the tails of his webbing braces seem to end magically at the buckles at the rear of his waistbelt - how's he going to attach a water bottle or entrenching tool?

David
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 06:13 AM UTC
Hi David,

Looking under the eye glass, the straps could be rolled up. I'm building this chappie at the moment for the back of one of my trucks. Not 100% sure on that it depends on the angle you look at the buckle from, and although not common, I've seen the kit worn like that, you roll the excess in on itself, for a smart finish.

Most of the entrenching tool bits you might add on normally come with some straps, water bottles you would have to make you're own I suppose.

Al

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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008 - 03:13 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

I don't think I could really do a blog on a figure but here he is in the back of my Bedford QLD GS Speical:



Al
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008 - 03:48 AM UTC
Alan,

Saw in the back the truck and was going to ask who manufactured him. Thanks for provinding the review.

Darryl
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 07:51 PM UTC
Its always good to see a Commonwealth type figure. I like the expression on the face and the general pose. The legs however, I'm not sure about. They don't seem right. It might just be me.
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 06:42 PM UTC
OK, I'll be the ugly American and say his pose is "a bit gay." The tightly crossed legs, the arms' positions, the big grin ... and (gawd) Alan put him in the back of a lorrie ... inviting friends?

Sorry ... no offense intended, it's just a first impression and I realize things were different back in WWII, when "gay" meant "happy," "queer" meant "strange" and sitting like that may have been normal. I'm probably just being homophobic ... pay no attention to me as I fade back into the lurking crowd ...
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 02:21 AM UTC
[quote]OK, I'll be the ugly American and say his pose is "a bit gay." The tightly crossed legs, the arms' positions, the big grin ... and (gawd) Alan put him in the back of a lorrie ... inviting friends?

Sorry ... no offense intended, it's just a first impression and I realize things were different back in WWII, when "gay" meant "happy," "queer" meant "strange" and sitting like that may have been normal. I'm probably just being homophobic ... pay no attention to me as I fade back into the lurking crowd ... [/quote

Hi Bob,

Not really sure what to make of you're comments? Like any figure it depends on the situation you wish to protray whether the fugure works or doesn't work well. Here's a chap sitting in the back of a parked lorry, quite relaxed and happy looking and you say "and (gawd) Alan put him in the back of a lorrie ... inviting friends?"

Well I can only say what utter crap!! If it was meant as a funny then I missed the joke - I've seen folks in all manner of sitting positions and in the setting he's going into as far as I can see he will be just fine. In fact I bought him specifically for that purpose.

Don't people cross their legs in America? The mind boggles at the stupidy of your comments.

Look though any set of wartime photos and the collection of shapes and sizes, postures and poses is unlimited. Of course any item is a matter of perception and we all percieve things in a diffferent way!

Al
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 08:46 AM UTC
Hey Alan, aren't those Resicast figures great. I used that figure on the Kangaroo in my Dutch liberation dio and he was perfect. I haven't used very many resin figures but the Ultracast and Resicast ones almost paint themselves, they're so detailed. How the heck can somebody sculpt something that small with such a realistic expression?

Ted
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 12:38 PM UTC

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Hey Alan, aren't those Resicast figures great. I used that figure on the Kangaroo in my Dutch liberation dio and he was perfect. I haven't used very many resin figures but the Ultracast and Resicast ones almost paint themselves, they're so detailed. How the heck can somebody sculpt something that small with such a realistic expression?

Ted



Hi Ted,

I'd agree there, I've got a good few of the Resicast figures, the only issue I've had is the odd boot heal with an air bubble, but your right they almost paint themselves and the detail is always very sharp. I like the Ultracast chappies too, some great tankers and I have the two infantry chaps but haven't built them yet.


Al
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 06:29 PM UTC

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Well I can only say what utter crap!! If it was meant as a funny then I missed the joke - I've seen folks in all manner of sitting positions and in the setting he's going into as far as I can see he will be just fine. In fact I bought him specifically for that purpose.



Lighten up, Alan. If you didn't see the joke, I'm sorry. It wasn't meant as an attack on you or anyone else. I think it's a cool figure I might want to buy some day. I'd change the head -- a bit more serious face might change the whole attitude of the figure.


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Don't people cross their legs in America?



Not often like that if they are male and heterosexual. As I attempted to state, things my were different in the 1940s, and these days body language and language in general have changed.


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The mind boggles at the stupidy of your comments.



The word you were searching for is "stupidity." I am not stupid, nor am I dumb. Please don't hurl insults. I have enjoyed your work for many years now and my opinion of this figure will not change that.
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 06:56 PM UTC
I'm sure he would appear more menacing with a slung rifle and a cigarette (sans holder, of course )
I can see both points of view, but in the end I would say this is a good sign of sculptors willing to try differing poses. The better they are received (assuming, of course they are well thought out poses) the more we all benefit.
Brad
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 09:16 PM UTC
Hi Bob,

Wasn't trying to imply that you were dumb or stupid, just couldn't see the sense of you comments mate. Should have just ignore the post and got on with life. No offence intended. Enough said.

Al