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US Spec Forces #3, Afghanistan
Maki
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 07:33 AM UTC
This review covers the third figure in Evolution Miniatures recent Special Forces series: US Special Forces Operator in Fight, Afghanistan 2001-2003 (EM-35086). Capturing the look of bearded modern day Rambos perfectly, these figures are a definite must for all SF fans.



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Trisaw
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 08:41 AM UTC
Great review, Mario. I didn't know the face had a beard as company photos don't show the face that clearly.

Yes, too bad it'll be very hard to replace the SAW. One could probably cut off the tube stock and glue on DML plastic buttstock, BUT I don't know if that will upset the alignment if the plastic buttstock is longer than the tube one. Or if one is really bold, carve out the SAW and try to plunk in a Live-Resin SAW PIP in the hands.

Wasn't the outdated SAW issue pointed out in the WIP photos? I thought I remember someone mentioning this in one of the other figure forums.

Still an excellent figure with a fantastic pose.
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 12:24 AM UTC
I still can't work out why manufacturers still use old weapons. still, it's a great figure and will be definitely getting one of these
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 12:56 AM UTC
I did see some photos of an operative using modern day M249 (Mk46) with old tubular stock. I'm sure this is an exemption to the rule and obviously a personal preference of the particular operative, but still...

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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 02:02 AM UTC
probably easier just to convert it to the folding stock. i'll see what I can do when I get it. I have converted a hobbyfan sniper figure to take a live resin M-24. that was fun. not!
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 02:14 AM UTC

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I have converted a hobbyfan sniper figure to take a live resin M-24. that was fun. not!



Pics, we want pics!

Mario