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MasterClub Modern Russian Soldiers
wbill76
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 12:02 PM UTC
Mario Matijasic provides a built Review of 4 1/35 resin figure sets by Masterclub depicting modern Russian tank riding soldiers, Sets 35016, 35017, 35018, and 35019.

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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 12:39 PM UTC
Thanks for the review, Mario.

While the subject is not within my field of interest, the figures look good and interesting. Despite the "tank riders" label, these guys should look good in a more relaxed setting as well

Rudi
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 06:19 PM UTC
Those figures look awesome. The first couple guys made me cold just looking at them. Great job by the sculptor.
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 08:21 PM UTC
those do look really good
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 08:50 PM UTC
Thanks guys for publishing the review. I had fun building these figures and can't wait to paint them.

Anyway, here's a picture of the figures riding on BMP-2 I found on HobbyEasy website:



Mario
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 08:58 PM UTC
Fantastic figures.

Lovely sculpting and some great, natural poses - although the guy on the back of the BMP-2 maybe looks a little stiff.

They inspire me to maybe make a foray into modern Russian armour ( a completely new area for me) just to give them a showcase.

- Steve
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 09:26 PM UTC
Great review Mario !

I agree, great review and the figures look awesome, but the guy on the back of the BMP-2 does look stiff and out of place.

Maybe if his head and body was turned to the front of the vehicle it would look a little more natural.

Cheers

Paul



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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 11:53 PM UTC
I'm going to use those figures with BTR-80, and I was even thinking of getting the other 4 MasterClub walking figures to make a Chechen war diorama... but it would make an already big project even bigger.

Glad you like the review guys.

Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 10:03 PM UTC
These figures are very,very good. I really don't do the russian thing, however I would be keen just to do these figure just to have a go at painting them.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 10:59 PM UTC
they are a nice set of figures, they also do some walkig, does anybody know who carries the line of figures or were to order them from


cheers

Keith
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 12:27 AM UTC
I ordered those from HobbyEasy. The figures were $10 each and the shipping only about $5. Very good service...

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 02:25 PM UTC
Andy at Historica Books carries them as well.

I have the first four and the second four on the way.
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Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 10:45 AM UTC
I wish I could see the painted figures riding any Russian AFV.
But where?

Fores
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Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 07:05 AM UTC
Hi,

These are old figures now been around for years! but they are superb. Sculpted by the guy that does Evolution Miniatures figures. They also do an Afgan era set for the BTR 60/70
I used to sell them but don't anymore given up trading I hear there is now a US distributor but hobby easy is the cheapest he sells them cheaper than I could buy them trade!