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French Toast
WW II U.S.Tankers French Toast
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

Introduction

Besides B6-35127 Morning Spam, a single figure kit depicting a World War II U.S. Tanker eating his meal from ration can; BRAVO*6 has another kit B6-35126 French Toast with two figures on the same subject to have a complete set of tankers at rest and eating next to a fire.
Review

Figures come in standard light brown cardbard box labeled in front with a photo of the figures painted by Vladimir Demchenko, also the sculptor.Inside the box, figure bodies and small parts of each figure are inserted into seperate transparent ziplock bags.

Parts are cast in grey resin and represented with the casting blocks marked as A and B. Resin quality is good, details are clean and sharp. No casting mistakes or holes on the review samples, no need for a serious cleanwork.

  • Both Tankers wear HBT coveralls, 2nd Pattern Tanker Jacket and leather boots. One piece HBT coverall was a popular clothing due to its comfort and its resistence to dirt and only issued to U.S. mechanics and to tankers during World War II. It was designed with a bi-swing back, a belt, two breast pockets, two patch hip pockets and a back pocket. Tanker jacket in windbreaker design with zipper front was a waist cut, medium weight jacket with two hand warmer style slash pockets. Wrinkles and folds on one-piece suit with loaded pockets and jacket details like wool knit collar, waistband, cuffs and zipper are very well defined.

    FIGURE-A
    Posed standing to eat, figure comes in 4 parts with separate head and arms.

  • Facial features, hair and the chewing effect on the left cheek and left side of the mouth are well represented.

  • Right arm carries a bottle probably wine.

  • Left arm is posed to grab a piece of food on his hand maybe a French Toast as in the kit title.

    FIGURE-B
    Posed to kneel to grill/cook next to a campfire, it also comes with seperate head and arms.

  • Sculpted in nice facial details, he wears a OD knit wool Jeep cap.

  • Right arm is posed to hold a branch to grill food over the campfire and shows nice cloth folds.

  • Left arm is posed to put on his knee.

  • M1911A1 in leather holster

  • Piece of food to assembly to the tip of branch.

  • Y shaped branch to be used as barbeque fork.May need some care to remove from sprue.
    Conclusion

    Nice posed and handy World War II U.S. Tanker figures to display at rest scenes next to a campfire with usual BRAVO-6 nice sculpt and casting. They can be used alone or with B6-35127 Morning Spam figures for a larger scene.
  • SUMMARY
    Highs: Nice subject, sculpt and cast. Ease on assembly with less parts.
    Lows: Branch may need a little extra care to remove from sprue.
    Verdict: Nice posed useful figures for World War II US tankers scenes.
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: B6-35126
      PUBLISHED: Aug 14, 2018
      NATIONALITY: United States
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.07%

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
    FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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    Comments

    Geez, these guys are homely...an alternative title could be "Gomers Go Camping". Surely something with more impact could have been sculpted.
    AUG 14, 2018 - 02:10 PM
    Why? Don't we already have enough Germans pointing at stuff?
    AUG 15, 2018 - 05:16 AM
    Aw heck, just a couple country boys eatin' in th'field. Guess'm city folk don' right 'preciate homely folks like us. Raw? Gotta 'least cook it a'lil first. You can almost hear the farm bred accents.
    AUG 15, 2018 - 09:09 PM
    I must say I quite like the look of these two. I cannot make up my mind if the standing figure is considering the day ahead or trying to get a piece of food dislodged from his teeth.
    AUG 15, 2018 - 09:55 PM
    I like it ! something different !
    AUG 17, 2018 - 01:11 AM
    Any idea when they will be released ? and where to get them ? Ive looked around and so far no luck.
    AUG 18, 2018 - 01:46 AM
    We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
    Thanks.
       

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