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Royal Model: Selfie Soldier
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:40 AM UTC


Selfie soldier (782) is one of the latest additions to Royal Model 1/35 scale figure line, nicely portraying self-obsessed ''selfie-culture''.

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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:45 AM UTC
The epitome of millenial stupidity, esp. the black guy sticking out his tongue. Definitely not a figure I would buy.
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 01:03 AM UTC
Even at my advanced age I'm not going to go all "angry old man" on this, but I do have to ask: At what time did US troops have those style pockets, roll up their sleeves, and had selfie sticks available to them? That's a fairly new phenom as far as I can tell.
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC

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Even at my advanced age I'm not going to go all "angry old man" on this, but I do have to ask: At what time did US troops have those style pockets, roll up their sleeves, and had selfie sticks available to them? That's a fairly new phenom as far as I can tell.



If you check on the net you'll find hundreds of them from all nation and not just young and even high-ranking ... for the selfie-stick for the troop Kalasnikov invented it 70 years ago ....

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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 03:30 AM UTC

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but I do have to ask: At what time did US troops have those style pockets, roll up their sleeves, and had selfie sticks available to them?



I don't think this figure represents US soldier. I would say a generic soldier in modern-day conflict: Missle East, Africa... something like that. But definitely not a regular US soldier.

Mario



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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:11 PM UTC
Applause and kudos to Royal Model!

Any modern relaxed figures are welcome. Everything does not have to be related to a stoic pose of a commander on an AFV.

This is great for all kinds of dios and vignettes....PMC, small armies, vehicle restoration...lots of options.

Injecting some emotion or humour into a scene with high quality resin figures is awesome!
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 01:17 PM UTC
Hate the idea in real life so I can't see why I'd want to model it, though it might have some comedic value (texting into a mine field, Selfie after being captured, etc. Loads of laughs.
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 02:40 AM UTC
That outfit is so generic you could make him a freaking civilian truck driver.
A touch of putty here and there for various pocket configurations could make him country specific but uniforms of that basic cut are used all over the world.

And as any ethonographer or anthropologist will tell you there is more variety within a population than between populations so the faces are not ethnically specific until the painter chooses.