Master Box “Iraq Series: Part 2, Insurgents" in 1/35th Scale
This is Master Box’s 2nd 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 33 pieces that have no flash. It has four figures: 3 Insurgents and one young man (future Insurgent). One of them can be built two ways with an AK-47 or a Dragunov sniper rifle. So you get 3 AK-47's and one Dragunov.
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 Civilian attire with some military style equipment. One has a ski mask and Two have a Keffiyeh/Kufiya headdress which is a traditional headdress, typically worn by Arab men made of a square of cloth (scarf), usually of cotton folded and wrapped in various styles around the head. It is commonly found in dry/arid climate areas to provide protection from direct sun, as well as for occasional use in protecting the mouth and eyes from blown dust and sand (It also hides your features).
My “Build Review” should follow in a few months Overall this should build into an outstanding replica of 3 Insurgents and go well with Set 1 US Military, and is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys figures. I would like to thank Alexander Surzhenko of Master Box Models for the review kit.