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Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 04:29 AM UTC
Found this while idly browsing:
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Suyata-SW-002-1-35-Assembled-Mobile-American-Infantry-Free-Glue-Separation/154049924588?hash=item23de174dec:g:hoYAAOSwM6VfOujj
Quite useless for real military modeling and dios, but they could be used as some kind of sci-fi robot soldiers Maybe replace heads with kind of sci-fi resin or printed heads.


Box art somehow resembles an old Tamiya US figures set!
obg153
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 04:53 AM UTC
NOT!! They sort of resemble the robots from that Will Smith movie, "I, Robot." And the box art does look like a clear rip-off of the old Tamiya kits.
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 05:07 AM UTC
Chrome them and make "Terminators"!
TankManNick
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 05:37 AM UTC
I soooo want a set to play with! :-)

Maybe they can be used in visualization - pose a few of these around your model to figure out a 'good look' for the final figures you just know you are going to have to customize!
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 06:15 AM UTC
Or if you have just way too much COVID-induced time on your hands: stop-motion dioramas...

davidne
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 06:56 AM UTC
Seems this isn't a one off. The company (Suyata) seems to like re-doing Tamiya kits. See the link below-
https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/07/more-from-suyata-with-four-innovative.html. I'm sure someone will come up with an interesting use for these. TY
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 09:34 AM UTC
Seeing that they are articulated. Do you think that they could be posed in your desired position and "fleshed" out using putty?
The shoulders do look a little broad though
Scarred
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 10:28 AM UTC
I don't know. With accurate uniform paint jobs they could show that they, like the tank, are just machines of war, or victims of war. Or both. When one falls you replace him with a life like soldier.

Depending on if you are trying to make a statement.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:10 AM UTC
Suyata has been well reviewed over at the Modeling News before, including their “Movable Soldiers” line. See the link attached:

https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/07/more-from-suyata-with-four-innovative.html

These are intended more for the “toon” category than for scale reproductions. I’m surprised Tamiya hasn’t spoken up about the obvious purloining of their box art, but I suppose it’s more of a parody than an actual representation. These are likely more suited to the “younger crowd”.
VR, Russ
long_tom
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 11:51 AM UTC
https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2003/12/29