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USMC Machine Gunner
Maki
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Posted: Monday, February 08, 2016 - 06:22 PM UTC
Machine Gunner, the US Marine Corps (AM35007) is one of the most positive surprises for me this year. With this particular 1/35 scale figure, Assault Models initiates a new revolution in the hobby. Using 3D scans of real people to produce military scale miniatures, gives rise to a level of realism that cannot be matched by the most talented figure sculptors today.



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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 12:25 AM UTC
Can't for the company to expand their line to US Army in Iraq. Well done figures!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 12:44 AM UTC
I knew the figure's uniform looked a bit different...the FROG uniform! Nice review and info, Mario!

I have this figure and it does look great. The "eye candy" detail is amazing with all these pouches, devices, and gear on the figure and the SAW. It's amazing how much detail could be added to a 1/35 figure and really shows how well equipped US troops are.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 02:04 AM UTC
For 1/35, that is amazing! If they got Hollywood props and uniforms, they could make every currently selling figure set obsolete.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 10:02 AM UTC
Thank you for posting this Mario!
Maki
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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 12:18 PM UTC
Thanks guys, it really is on of the best 1/35 scale figures I reviewed so far.

Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 07:14 PM UTC
I like resin figures, I prefer them over plastic glued ones. These ones look good. The less seams the better. I bet it's fun to paint. That gun looks highly detailed.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 07:17 AM UTC
Video of the 3D scanning process on Assault Model's website.

http://assaultmodels.com/en/catalogue/us-armed-forces/49-am35012en.html

Also a great visual reference on how to paint the figure.