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Yu Fan release a slew of modern Americans
knewton
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 01:20 AM UTC
In 1/35, as seen at Hobbyeasy. And, they're cheap, too, at $8US. Some very good figures there. Two dozen modern US soldiers in a variety of "action" poses, with modern weapons.... for your modelling pleasure

http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/category/Figures/100/1/maker/YUF.html

There are some interesting oversights included, such as the guy with the mg having no belted ammo, but mags on his chest; & the guy with the pistol drawn having 40mm grenades, and nothing to use them with.

These guys are very similar to liveresin in terms of detail, accuracy, and poses. I may have to invest in a few.

Kylie
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 03:32 AM UTC
Same as Live Resin in terms of detail & accuracy? I'm not sure. They look a lot rougher and the raised skull emblems on the shoulders....what are they based on? Will be waiting for some actual reviews
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 03:35 AM UTC
those figures look very nice, great find btw
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 03:48 AM UTC
I agree that from the pictures some details seem a bit rough, but for $8 each I can live with it...
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 04:12 AM UTC
Some figures look better than others, and some could have better proportions matching the torso with the legs and arms (yes, the CAD looks a bit rough). But since they're cheap, they might be worth the while.

If made as the CAD shows, and at the prices offered, then that is a generous amount of guns and gear.

The poses do tell a story, so that's an added plus.
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:12 AM UTC
Looking at the photos, I'm pretty sure most of the equipment and weapons on these figures are copies of Live Resin items.

Mario
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 02:35 PM UTC
Pretty sure that , every part of these figures are either Live Resin or Legend
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 02:46 PM UTC
I think some parts (or the master) are 3D printed and not sculpted, IMHO.
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 08:31 PM UTC
Ha-ha-ha, all this is stolen parts for anoter manufacturers include Live Resin and a little hand made
I will never cease to be wonder to piracy expancy
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 08:49 PM UTC
And Black Dog too
knewton
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 11:46 PM UTC
Zounds! This is bad news.... I did wonder whether this was the case. Kudos to Hobbyeasy, it looks as though the figures have been withdrawn from sale.

Kylie
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 08:12 AM UTC
I can only see PLA or ROG figures anyway. Can't see any US figures.
AgentG
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:03 AM UTC
That's because they have been withdrawn. See post above.

G
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 11:02 AM UTC
Ah, I see now. Should've read the whole thread before posting. Kudos to HobbyEasy for fast action.
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 11:54 AM UTC
Wouldn't a particular weapon look the same no matter which manufacturer produces it in scale (even if some detail them better than others)?

Just because one manufacturers weapon or accessory looks like another's, why does that automatically mean that one copied the other? If they didn't look the same as the real thing, then we would criticize them for being incorrect, is that not so?

Of course, this seems to be the immediate assumption when a Chinese manufacturer releases something - the first reaction is almost always that their product is a copy of someone else's. This is a very generalized attitude towards China it would seem, and its getting a little old.

China has come a long way in recent years, and I think at least some of us would agree that a lot (if not most) of the latest innovations in the model industry have actually come from there, both in regards to choice of subject as well as molding and other manufacturing technology to provide the lever of detail we are spoiled with today.

Just look what Bronco, Takom, Meng, Rye Field, Voyager, Lion Roar, Trumpeter, Tiger Model etc have done. Yes, some of the very earliest Trumpeter models were poor copies of other kits, but that time is long gone now.

And no, I am not Chinese and don't have any connection to Chinese manufacturers - I just appreciate what they have done for the hobby.

Ok, a little off topic, but I guess there is no harm in a different point of view (at least I hope that's permitted).

I plan to purchase some of their sets, I particularly like the Chinese tank riders and soldiers from the WW2 era (I can't seem to recall seeing these released by Black Dog, Legend, Live Resin etc previously), and if the detailing is a little chunky on some I am sure that can be fixed with a little TLC.
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:46 PM UTC
Sven, I have seen vast majority of Live Resin releases, as well as many from Airborne Miniatures and Legend Productions. I reviewed and built these figures and weapon systems for this website.

I know exactly which sets are copied by Yu Fan, and it is very easy to prove. For example... take a look at the Thales antenna, it is a direct copy from Live Resin. Yu Fan didn't even bother to remove the resin carrier stubs from the antenna loop:

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=7774

So, it is not about China, it is about this particular manufacturer.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 04:55 PM UTC
Damn.....I had my eye on them to order too due to the variety in legs/ action poses that we aren't getting elsewhere.
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 07:57 PM UTC

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In 1/35, as seen at Hobbyeasy. And, they're cheap, too, at $8US. Some very good figures there. Two dozen modern US soldiers in a variety of "action" poses, with modern weapons.... for your modelling pleasure

http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/category/Figures/100/1/maker/YUF.html

There are some interesting oversights included, such as the guy with the mg having no belted ammo, but mags on his chest; & the guy with the pistol drawn having 40mm grenades, and nothing to use them with.

These guys are very similar to liveresin in terms of detail, accuracy, and poses. I may have to invest in a few.

Kylie



I am not seeing these in the link you provided
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:37 PM UTC
Frank, the link is no longer good as the figures have been taken down. If you had read any of the posts above you would know that the figures and accessories may be direct copies of offerings by Live Resin and Black Dog. This was caught as soon as pictures were posted and the website acted quickly to stop selling the figures.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 03:49 AM UTC
I'll also say KUDOS to HobbyEasy for removing these figures from their site.
I'm afraid that we'll see them in evil-bay...
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 06:05 PM UTC
so why is BNA Model World in Australia advertising this Yufan stuff? A female Navy Seal in high heel shoes is funny but it is still pirate casting. I will NOT order this stuff
knewton
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC
Female Navy SeAL in high heels, whose being pirated here? Some of the figures are originals, unless I’m mistaken.
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC

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I'm afraid that we'll see them in evil-bay...




Yes they're there I came across them last night and the seller is Yu Fan
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:03 AM UTC
If Yu Fan make these assembled figures, you can make it with the original parts I think. So if you dream from them,take the plunge, purchase the originals parts at the original quality, and make them !
knewton
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 07:31 PM UTC
Too funny; all genuine, too

https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/category/Figures/100/1/maker/YUF.html