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NVA Tank Rider
NVA Tank Rider Khang
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]


In addition to 4 NVA Tank Riders kits released before - VN1015, VN1516, VN1517 and VN1216; Paracel Miniatures added a new kit to the series.

BVN3506 Tank Riders set-5 includes 4 figures also seperately available as a Tanker - NVA3511 Tank Commander Tran and 3 NVA tank riders.

First of the riders NVA3512 Khang depicts a NVA tank rider sitting on the hull with his machine gun.

  • Figure is packed in company’s standard hard cardboard box labeled with boxart painted by Ryan Thuan. Body parts and rifle are seperately inserted into transparent zip-lock bags and rifle is secured with a small cardboard inside the bag to avoid unexpected damages.

  • Sculpted in 1/35 scale by Giang Xuan Le in crsip details, it comes in 6 resin parts. Parts are represented in casting blocks removed for the review. Casting is good with no mistakes but needs a minor cleanwork for seamlines and flash resin.

  • Body comes with left arm and field gear is cast on it. He wears standard NVA uniform over his white undershirt. Uniform color may vary from light khaki to green or dark OD green. It consists of a long sleeved Shirt having two pleated breast pockets with pointed flap covers and Trousers with two side and two rear slit pockets. He has an imitation leather NVA Army belt. He carries a magazine and a folded blanket tied to his belt. He has Ho Chi Minh Sandals, an improvised footwear worn by NVA and VC made out of cut up truck tyres for soles and cut up inner tubes for straps. Cloth folds and wrinkles, breats pockets, shoulder boards and upfolded sleeves are well sculpted.

  • Head is cut on top for the fit of helmet. Face is nicely sculpted in Asian facial details like straight hair, small slanting eyes, snub nosed , stuffed lips and high cheek bones.

  • Left arm makes a good fit to the shoulder and is carved inside for the fit of machine gun.

  • Two alternative helmets are given.Pith helmet and NVA camo helmet.

  • He carries a Type 56 machine gun. Rifle details are well defined and hands are ast on the rifle.

    This is a nicely posed, sculpted and cast figure and can be assembled easily with less parts. Suitable for any 1/35 scale NVA armor of Vietnam War like T54/55,PT76,etc.and can be used all tank crew and riders kits of Paracel.

    Nicely posed sitting figure to used on a NVA tank during Vietnam War. ALternative helmets.
      Scale: 1:35
      Mfg. ID: NVA 3512
      PUBLISHED: Dec 01, 2019
      NATIONALITY: Vietnam
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.50%

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)

    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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