Neo Grade has released a new figure of a typical US Tanker. Cleanly cast in the usual light cream colored resin, the figure is cast in 4 pieces. The body, two arms and one head. Depicted wearing typical tanker coveralls, legs crossed, in a casual pose leaning against something. The cover colored photo shows him learning against his M-4 Sherman. The left arm is posed on his left hip, the thumb hooked into the pocket opening. The right arm down holding a cigarette.
a unique pack
A bit of unique packaging this time, as the parts are sealed individually in a plastic bubble type package, and then stuffed inside a nice plastic bottle that will come in handy for some storage after you finish the figure. The unique packaging even protected the delicate cast cigarette from breakage during shipping; the color label serves as your painting guide.
My example displayed sharp details, and no air bubbles or blemishes. The fit of the arms required a drop of CA, and a quick swipe for complete filling at the shoulders. (I used my one finger for this with no ill effects, just be quick about it.) The separate head has a nice face, and detailed tankers helmet.
Going for a mere $12.99 USD with free shipping from Lucky Models, itís a nicely detailed, well cast, affordable figure to dress up your next US tank, that wonít break the bank. I purchased this figure with my own shekels from one of my regular vendors, Lucky Models.com
Highs: Extremely well cast, and packaged.Lows: Could not find any. Verdict: Go pick one up. I just may have to build another Sherman just to use this figure.
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