Master Box “Iraq Series: Part 1, USMC" in 1/35th Scale
This is Master Box’s 1st release in the “IRAQ” series.
The Iraq War, also known as the Occupation of Iraq, The Second Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn is an ongoing Military Campaign which began on March 20, 2003.
Contains 1 sprue with 90 pieces that have no flash. It has four figures: 4 US Military personnel. They can be at the ready behind a vehicle or stacked on a doorway or corner. There is an excellent array of modern weapons to arm these four. M-16A2, M-4 Carbine, SAW, M-4 with a 203 grenade launcher (you get a total of 6 weapons, gogles and all the cool gear one would want to carry in the hot desert.
It appears that Master Box has another release that will fill a void that is not very common in plastic figures, and has lots of room for other sets in this time frame.
I highly recommend going to any site and look up Iraq for pictures of the buildings and cloths worn by Insurgents. There are numerous other books covering this Area of Operation (AOR) to find their specific garb. These figures are mostly dressed in standard military BDU's with all the gear commonly found on Infantry personnel.
My “Build Review” should follow in a few months Overall this should build into an outstanding replica of 4 US Military and will go well with the Insurgent set #2, and is highly recommended