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RG-31 Detailing Set
Legend RG-31 Detailing Set
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by: Gino P. Quintiliani [ HEAVYARTY ]

History

The RG-31 is a 4×4 multi-purpose mine-resistant ambush protected infantry mobility vehicle manufactured in South Africa by Land Systems OMC, a division of BAE Systems. The RG-31 is built from a V-shaped all-steel welded armor monocoque hull and high suspension, providing excellent small-arms and mine blast protection. The RG-31 is classified by the United States Department of Defense as a category 1 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. The vehicle accommodates a crew of 8 or 10, including the driver, depending on model. Dismounting is provided via a large rear door and two front doors.

Review

Legends Productions provides this very nice resin set to add some details to the Kinetic RG-31 MRAP kit. The first thing that caught my eye on this set is how detail it incorporates into the vehicle’s interior. This small set adds a great deal of details. There are 27 resin parts, 13 PE pieces, a section of thick clear plastic, and a roll of wire in this set.
The parts include:
  • 6 rear seats with very nicely molded cushions and seat belts in 3 different configurations
  • 2 frpont seats with nice cushion details and differently molded seat belts
  • 2 SINCGARS radio in a mount with with two handmikes, two antenna mounts, two speakers, 3 J-boxes, ICS box , and PE antenna mounts
  • 1 center console for between the front seats
  • 2 PE gun shields (1 extra)
  • 1 PE gunners platform
  • 1 fire extinguisher in a mount
  • 1 resin FBCB2 computer screen
  • PE and resin .50 cal w/ammo can and mount

The myriad of parts are all crisply molded without any bubbles or air holes evident. The casting is top-notch, which is standard with Legends Productions sets. This set gives you all the extra detail parts to really bring your RG-31 to life. The duplicate parts are also nice in case the builder breaks a few or sacrifices them to the carpet monster along the way. The set is very complete and well detailed, adding parts that are either missing from the Kinetic kit or are below par for details. The instructions are also very clear and come on a two-sided, glossy, full color page that easily shows how to assemble the clearly labeled parts.

Conclusion

This is a great set that will accent your RG-31 well. It has everything you need to add to the vehicle. Legends Productions has another winner in this set. It is perfect for any RG-31 MRAP from Iraq or Afghanistan.
SUMMARY
Highs: Nicely cast with different seat belt layouts on different seats. Extra parts are nice for those with slippery fingers.
Lows: None noted.
Verdict: Highly recommended to dress up the interior of any RG-31. A very nice, small set.
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: LF1278
  Suggested Retail: $20.99
  PUBLISHED: Jul 05, 2014
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.82%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.83%

Our Thanks to Legend Productions USA!
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About Gino P. Quintiliani (HeavyArty)
FROM: FLORIDA, UNITED STATES

Retired US Army Artillery Officer, currently a contractor at MacDill AFB in the Tampa, FL area. I have been modelling for the past 35+ years, really seriously on armor and large scale helos (1/32, 1/35) for the last 30 or so.

Copyright ©2019 text by Gino P. Quintiliani [ HEAVYARTY ]. All rights reserved.



   

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