Alpine – US Tanker Vietnam War Set in 1/35th Scale - Kit #35162This is a very nicely detailed set of Vietnam Era tankers. The set is based on relaxed (but alert poses of two USMC or US Army tankers one standing in the turret and one sitting partly inside and outside their tank. This is another great set for figure painters and those of us that enjoy figures in a “non combat” pose.
Contains 8 sprues with 11 pieces or white resin that have little or no flash.
This set contains two (2) figures and retails for $34.00 (without tax).
These two figures are also released separately as US Tanker Vietnam #1 (Tank Commander) and US Tanker Vietnam #2 (Tanker). Each retails for $18.00 (without tax).
The Tank Commander and the Tanker, both are dressed in Vietnam Era US fatigues and flak jackets. You get two different heads with each figure. The Tank commander comes with two heads that both have tanker helmets, while the Tanker has one head with a tankers helmet and one with a steel pot (covered with camouflaged material and a bottle of gun oil or mosquito repellent, which really seemed to attract more bugs then repel them). Both figures are crisp and have excellent detail. The Tank Commander has the tankers holster which carries an M1911 Colt .45 caliber pistol.
Alpine has an excellent set of figures that will man your next M-48 tank project.
Uniforms and equipment are covered in numerous books, so information on these should not be too hard to find.
Overall this should build into an outstanding replica of a Vietnam M-48 crew and is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys figures. I would like to thank James and Allan Gates of HIGHCALIBRE Miniatures based out of British Columbia, Canada for the review kit. Check out their site at www.HighCalibreMiniatures.com
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