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Masterbox US Marines
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - 03:36 PM UTC
Randy Harvey reviews Masterbox''s new set of US Marines in jungle setting

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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 02:28 AM UTC
Is it just me, or do a lot of Master Box figures seem to have really large heads? This set seems pretty bad in that way, and some of their earlier ones as well are similarly afflicted.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 04:08 AM UTC
A very good review Randy as always.

Scott the heads look fine to me.
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 09:47 AM UTC

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Is it just me, or do a lot of Master Box figures seem to have really large heads? This set seems pretty bad in that way, and some of their earlier ones as well are similarly afflicted.



Scott - I am not so sure that the heads on this set look too big. Maybe the radio operators. But I do agree about big heads in some of their other sets. Some of the figures do have big looking noggins. I just figure that in real life there are some dudes with big heads. I remember a guy I meet back in the 80s that had one of largest heads I ever saw in my life!! Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate hearing from everyone.


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A very good review Randy as always.



Thank you Darren. I appreciate the positive comment. Good or bad I like to hear people's thoughts on my reviews. I just figure that I can learn from what other people have to say. Thanks again.

Thank you guys,
Randy
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 10:31 AM UTC
Good review Randy, I have this set and look forward to building it after reading your review


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Some of the figures do have big looking noggins. I just figure that in real life there are some dudes with big heads. I remember a guy I meet back in the 80s that had one of largest heads I ever saw in my life!!



I don't remember meeting you in the eighties Randy, but my memory is not great despite my big head

Seriously though I am one of those "BigHeads" I had to have my peaked cap specially made for me when I was in the MPs. I'm sure someone would question it if a figure of me was produced in 1/35
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 02:30 PM UTC

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Good review Randy, I have this set and look forward to building it after reading your review



Thank you Pat, I appreciate the kind comment. I like the set myself and I would like to use them for a project someday. I just need to take them apart, clean them up and reassemble them.


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I don't remember meeting you in the eighties Randy, but my memory is not great despite my big head

Seriously though I am one of those "BigHeads" I had to have my peaked cap specially made for me when I was in the MPs. I'm sure someone would question it if a figure of me was produced in 1/35



Thank you for that Pat. Been dealing with a lot of depression lately and that made me smile....so thank you.

Thanks again everyone. I appreciate the comments as they make me want to continue writing reviews.

Randy
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2012 - 03:01 AM UTC
One little problem with the review-you didn't mention the uniforms and what type they were. Other than that. good.
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2012 - 03:53 AM UTC

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One little problem with the review-you didn't mention the uniforms and what type they were. Other than that. good.



Thank you for the comments and feedback Tom. You're right, I didn't put that in and no reason why I didn't....old age I guess!! Thank you for bringing that to my attention. Anyway they represent the 1941 Pattern USMC HBT(Herringbone Twill) Utility Uniform. I will have to see if that can be added to my review.

Thanks again,
Randy
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 04:21 AM UTC
Good review I was just Looking to buy the set. Thanks
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 05:08 AM UTC

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Good review I was just Looking to buy the set. Thanks



Thank you Scott, I apprecite your feedback. I am glad that the review was of some help to you.

Thanks again,
Randy
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 04:15 AM UTC
I noticed the entrenching tools. Are they right for this time and place? They look later-style to me, like 1944 and later.
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 04:28 PM UTC

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I noticed the entrenching tools. Are they right for this time and place? They look later-style to me, like 1944 and later.
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They should be fine for later dioramas and such. The figures don't really have a specific date attached to them. Thank you for pointing that out. I appreciate you speaking up on the shovels.

Randy
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:49 AM UTC
One other question: I have several reference books on US Marines, and I know the US Marines make their own uniforms. But what is the color on non-camouflage uniforms? Olive drab, or something else?

BTW, I have plans to make Korean War Marines, which initially used WW2 non-camouflaged uniforms of different types-the reason being that President Truman originally tried to disband the Marines but eventually gave up.