Using KIA soldiers or dead bodies in dioramas or vignettes bring more realism to the war scene but these are really rare pieces and hard to find figures on market . After B6-35017 Ace of Spades
released years ago, Vladimir Demchenko
sculpted a new pair as the second kit of the series.
B6-35314 Viet Cong Fighters-Ace of Spades 2
includes 2 dead VC guerillas lying on the ground in their typical clothing and weapons.
Kit comes in standard light brown cardboard box of BRAVO-6. Body and other small parts of the figures are inserted into seperate plastic zip-lock bags to avoid unexpected damages during transfer or storage. The front part of the box shows a photo of the assembled and painted figures which can be helpful during painting.
Figures come in medium grey resin parts. The resin quality is good, details are clean and crisp. No casting mistakes or excess resin on parts. As in all lying figures; to remove them from the casting blocks is quite tiring and needs extra care.
Facial features of an Asian like snub nosed ,stuffed lips,slanting eyes, high cheek bones and straight hair are well sculpted. They wear pajama type, long sleeved cotton shirts and trousers. VietCong wore no uniforms, dressed in the same type of clothing as the local peasants or farmers, and blended into the landscape when their mission was complete. The color of the clothing may differ usually in black,sometimes grey, khaki, OD green,brown or tan. Figure-B has a scarf tied on his neck. As for the footgear; they have Ho Chi Minh sandals; an improvised footwear worn by VC made out of cut up truck tyres for soles and cut up inner tubes for straps. Cloth folds, upfolded trotters, breast pockets, belts, field gear cast on bodies, straps of sandals and details of toes are well defined.
Figure-A is posed dead on face downwards. He carries Chicom style AK-47 chest rig, NVA Army two cell grenade pouch and a blanket on the back.
- Two arms in long sleeves make very good fit to the shoulders.
- AK-47 rifle or Chinese variant.
- Canvas covered NVA Water bootle in cloth cover
Figure-B is posed dead on a flat on back position. He has a US type utility belt on his waist with a triple magazine pouch on right and small pouch on left side.
- Arms are given as seperate parts. Cloth folds, sleeves and buttoned cuffs are well sculpted and they fit easily.
- MAT-49 submachine gun.
- Sandal to display next to figure is good point. Straps and texture are nice defined.
Useful kit for Vietnam in action scenes. Nice postures, clean sculpt in good details and cast in high quality.Rifles to display next to figures. Second kit of the same series gives a chance to make a battle scene with many VC casualities.