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Wounded Tanker
POW-5 Wounded Tanker
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

Introduction

After interesting posed Modern Wars Mideast tanker figures like Selfie , Cat lover and Book Reader; this time Giang Le Xuan sculpted a surrended Mideast tanker.

Fifth figure of POW series MW-3542 POW-5 depicts a wounded POW on a sitting pose that can be used for Iraqi, Syrian and other Mideast armies or rebel tankers.
Review

Figure comes in Paracel Miniatures standard cardboard box labeled with a boxart painted by Ryan Thuan. It is sculpted by Giang Xuan Le in 1/35 scale as a one-piece figure. Sculpting is good in crisp details, casting is quite well but some visible seamlines especially on the back of the figure should be removed.

  • Facial features of a middle-aged Middle Eastern guy, heavy beard and moustache are well defined. A bandage covers his forehead and right eye. His headgear is a Russian Style Tanker Helmet - Shlemofon with a large horizontal pad to the forehead , with padded ridges to the crown running front to back, pocket pouches to the ears for fitting the integral earphones, rear neck flap, long ear flaps with open chin strap and buckle.

  • He wears a sweatshirt, military trousers with side cargo pockets and long boots. Over his shirt, he has a military parka or tanker jacket with hood and he carries a scarf on his neck. military boots. Besides nice cloth folds, jacket details like hood, wide collar, breast pockets and shoulder boards, torn effect on the left leg opening are well sculpted. Arms are cast on the figure; right hand is posed to put on the ground and left hand with bandage on the knee.

  • Kit also includes a bonus accessories piece. Field gear including ammo vest with three AK pouches, backpacks, different size bags and a 30 round AK magazine is cast together. Thanks to Paracel..this can be used in many diffferent ways.
    conclusion

    This is another nicely sculpted at-rest tanker figure. One piece cast is great as no need for assembly. Pose looks realistic, his clothing fits to Mideast tankers in real-time photos.
  • SUMMARY
    Nice POW figure for Mideast scenes. Well sculpted and cast,no assembly needed. Very nice bonus field gear to display next to figure.
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: MW3542
      PUBLISHED: Nov 25, 2019
    NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.50%

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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

    Minus the bandage he looks startlingly like the homeless guy I occasionally see mooching around my neighborhood.
    NOV 26, 2019 - 04:44 AM
       

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