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USMC Tankman #1
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 12:49 PM UTC
Assault Models recently expanded their catalogue with a pair of 1/35 scale miniatures depicting modern USMC tankers. This review covers Tankman, the US Marine Corps (AM35010), the first figure of the pair.



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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 06:58 PM UTC
Great photos Mario! Thank you for yet another fine review.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 07:22 PM UTC
The details and casting on both figures look great.

Is it just me, or do they look really short and stout? They look like wrestlers to me. Not saying they are not correct as the reference figures could have been short, stout Marines as well. Just an observation.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 08:37 PM UTC

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The details and casting on both figures look great.

Is it just me, or do they look really short and stout? They look like wrestlers to me. Not saying they are not correct as the reference figures could have been short, stout Marines as well. Just an observation.



Yes Gino. Perhaps it is just the vest on top of the coveralls distorts the perspective? I could imagine hacking off those stubby legs anyhow in order to place the figure inside of a MENG model of the Abrams hatch! LOL
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 08:46 PM UTC

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I could imagine hacking off those stubby legs anyhow in order to place the figure inside of a MENG model of the Abrams hatch!



You wouldn't want him in the forthcoming Meng M1A2 SEP w TUSK as the USMC doesn't use the A2 version. Likewise, the body armor he is wearing is not used by the US Army, so he couldn't be an Army tanker either. He would look great in a Dragon M1A1 AIM converted to a USMC tank (swap out smoke launchers for USMC-style w/8 individual tubes) in A'stan though.
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 05:15 PM UTC

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I could imagine hacking off those stubby legs anyhow in order to place the figure inside of a MENG model of the Abrams hatch!



You wouldn't want him in the forthcoming Meng M1A2 SEP w TUSK as the USMC doesn't use the A2 version. Likewise, the body armor he is wearing is not used by the US Army, so he couldn't be an Army tanker either. He would look great in a Dragon M1A1 AIM converted to a USMC tank (swap out smoke launchers for USMC-style w/8 individual tubes) in A'stan though.



Good points all Gino. Thank you for the clarifications. Does look like a nice figure. All the best-S
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 11:44 PM UTC

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Good points all Gino. Thank you for the clarifications. Does look like a nice figure. All the best-S



I am a little iffy about the accuracy: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=245186
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 07:00 PM UTC
On Fig #2, the helmet looks OK. On Fig #1 (pointing), it does look too short in the back. They don't look bad though. Maybe Fig #1's helmet is a size or two too small?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 10:10 AM UTC
Awesome, im liking a lot what Assault Models is releasing, keep them coming i say.