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Kneeling British Soldier
British Tommy Kneeling
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]

Introduction

Recently whilst browsing the web I noticed a range of British Infantry under the Sovereign label. Some of these, at least, I recognized from the Great North Roads collection, and talking to Simon form GNR it appears that Marc Day of Sovereign has taken on the range. Anyway I came across one I hadnít seen before, that of a kneeling British Soldier.

There is no indication on the box who sculpted the figure but I liked the look and simplicity of the figure so bought it. The others I recognize as Simon's work as this one may well be too

Sovereign are a company that I don't see mentioned that often, but they have an interesting and affordable range of Allied vehicles and the addition of these figures will, I hope, prove successful for the company.

The figure

The figure comes packed in a small white box with the makers name and product detail on the front. Inside the box and contained in a small zip plastic bag are the parts of the figure. Cast in a cream coloured resin the figure was free from any damage and consists of 6 simple parts.

The figure depicts a kneeling British/Commonwealth soldier dressed in Battle Dress Trousers, shirt with rolled up sleeves and a Mk II helmet with camouflage on top. A set of anklets and ammo boots complete the figure. Consisting of 6 simple parts the figure is easy to clean up and assemble.
This is a simple figure with excellent detail, I could find no damage or cause for worry in the casting which is nicely done. Uniform detail looks fine and the facial detail is sharp.

Conclusion

A very good simple figure, in a dressed down order of clothing. The pose looks natural to me and I can see this chap being equally at home in a North West European situation or anywhere in the UK or Middle East theatre of operations.

Heís looking thoughtfully at something, but what is up to you. A medic, truck driver, mortar man or just a standard soldier the simplicity of the dress gives the modeller a lot of scope to final placement.

A very handy British/Commonwealth generic figure who should be of interest to figure painters and diorama builders alike. Change the head and you've got yourself a kneeling tanker or driver as needs be.
Normal precautions apply when working with resin.

I have included some WIP pictures at the bottom of the review to give a better idea of the assembled and painted figure. For my version I switched out the left arm and added one holding a water bottle but I have included pictures of both. Buy and enjoy a very good figure..
SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent casting and detail.
Lows: None I can think of.
Verdict: Highly Recommended.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: S2KFO10
  PUBLISHED: Nov 06, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.50%

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About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

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