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Bravo 6 US Infantry Sgt Vietnam
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008 - 05:53 PM UTC
Mario Matijasic provides an In-Depth Review of the1/35 US Infantry Sergeant Vietnam '68 by Bravo-6, a resin figure depicting Sgt. Elias from Platoon.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 01:41 AM UTC
WOW! This is a really nice sculpt... from the photos anyway. Wonder if they will do the rest of the "cast"... Pun intended

BARNES!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 01:45 AM UTC
great review of a great product!

thanks

koen
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 03:13 AM UTC

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BARNES!!!



Barbes is inbound. I'm waiting for him to arrive on the next transport. Will report arrival and review.

They also do Chris (Charlie Sheen) and Junior, the black M60 gunner.

A sneak peak....

Barnes


Chris



Junior can be seen at PMMS.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 08:24 AM UTC
Great review Mario,
One point of interest about the CAR-15 carbine used in the film, I believe the two weapons used by Sgt Elias and Barnes were Israeli versions of that weapon. I may have even owed one of the actual guns (in a deactivated state) I brought it from a dealer many years ago who said he had got it from a person who supplied weapons to the film industry and that it was used in a Vietnam film but he had no proof of this. I didn't really believe him at the time but later after viewing Platoon again I saw that the flash suppressor was unusual and that it matched my gun, so who knows it may have been the same one? When the government here in the UK started getting funny about anyone having anything weapon like in their possession I sold it on to another dealer who told me it was an Israeli version of the M16 with the collapsible stock. I guess it would have been easier to get hold of these that older CAR-15's for the film.
I won't swear on my mother life this is true but as far as I know it correct.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 10:57 AM UTC

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Junior can be seen at PMMS.



And here in our news section
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 05:16 PM UTC

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Junior can be seen at PMMS.



And here in our news section



Sorry, I missed that. Here too.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 06:01 PM UTC
Thanks for the clarification David. I never would have guessed it was easier to use Israeli weapons for the movie rather than getting US ones that were actually used in Nam... but then again, who would even notice such a thing other than a few modeling geeks, eh?

Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 09:46 PM UTC
I'm sure it wouldn't be too much hassle for the Purists to change the weapon. Dragon's vietnam weapons set is on release again and there are Aftermarket Companies like TANK that produce appropriate American small arms.
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2008 - 11:46 PM UTC
These figures look awesome. I've loved "Platoon" since I was a kid. Where can I buy these figures?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 01:21 AM UTC
I bought mine from hobbyeasy.

I just got them today, only 6 days after I ordered them, and I must say they look really really nice. Detail, casting and everything looks great. Also, shipping was only around $5 for the 3 figures.

http://www.hobbyeasy.com/ListProducts.do?para=227&str=category&maker=BAR6&spanid=C16612&status=yes

Hisham
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 01:30 AM UTC

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Junior can be seen at PMMS.



And here in our news section



Sorry, I missed that. Here too.



Excellent figures, all. However, that is "King", not "Junior". Junior was the guy who got gutted during the big battle and was in Bunny's hole. King was the guy who took Chris under his wing and took him to the pothead side.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 02:05 AM UTC
Hobby Easy
http://hobbyeasy.com/Home.do?status=yes
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 07:43 AM UTC
Thanks Guys!