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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10:11 AM UTC
James Crowthe presents an excellent review of Bravo Six''s "US INFANTRY PRIVATE (2) SHOTGUN VIETNAM 68."

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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 11:02 AM UTC

Firstly thanks for the review. Next, some comments on your review:

You mentioned the details, but I noticed you glossed over the quality of the cast, which apart from probably being the most important part of the review makes me question the 97% rating you gave it. I noted in your pictures that there is pitting in the cast due to air bubbles. These can be seen on the jacket skirt, lower pockets, left sleeve, boots, and rucksack to name but a few spots I saw. Nor do you mention the casting seam visible on the right forearm. The figure's also got some fairly thick casting blocks.

Be careful of making comments like "The finest I have seen", particularly when you have limited experience with resin figures

Now I realise that the % rating is extremely subjective, but I really do feel that you've rated this figure too highly. IMO 95% and above are reserved for near perfect figures that satisfy both subject accuracy and quality of production. In this case the subject accuracy appears from other reviews and forum comments simply amazing, but the quality (although easily fixed with filler) is not IMO 97% worth.

So what am I saying the long way round? All ways assess the quality of the product, and don't get trigger happy with that rating %.

Overall though, for your first review it was a good effort. The text was generally well-written. The photo's were good and I like the fact that you used a solid colour backing.

If you'd like to discuss your review further, I'd be happy to do so off-line - you know where to find me.

Once again, thanks and well done on your first review.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 11:39 AM UTC
Thanks Rudi .

I'd be happy to discuss this offline nothing like some expert guidance from somone expernced as your self!.

I gave it a 97 becuase yes the Casting blocks are thick The parts come off really easy and You coul easily loose parts i was handling one of the blocks and one of his canteens flew off and took ages to find again .

Thanks for the tip about the bubbles and the seem lines i noticed them but I simply forgot to mention them because i was trying simply to get everything on the Review .
As for the glossyness of the cast I will make sure Its done in more detail!.

As for the solid colour its actually my bedroom wall lol