The 95th Regiment (Green Jackets) was a regiment created in 1800 to provide sharpshooter and scouts for British Army. The name Green Jacket was taken from dark green colour of uniforms worn by regiment (red uniforms were standard to the rest of regiments of British Army) and this is consider as first use of camouflage colour in military history.
Green Jackets were armed with Baker rifle which was more accurate and effective at longer range than standard issue Brown Bess musket.
M- Model has a new 54 mm resin figure of Sergeant of Green Jackets in offer (catalogue no. 32141).
Kit is packed with M-Modelís typical hard black cardboard box with inspiring picture of finished figure on top. Parts are secured with zip-lock bag and bubble wrap.
The kit contains 5 parts small base, all cast in grey resin. You wonít find any assembly and painting instruction in the box, so the only guide is the box art and reference materials. The lack of at least picture of the other side of painted figure may be a big disadvantage for those who donít like to search for reference.
On side of the box there is an instruction how to work with resin and what sort of glue to use.
Figure builds up of:
Torso (cast with legs),
Right arm (cast with rifle),
Figure is sculpted with all gear on. Some may find this solution as disadvantage making painting more challenging, but such way make building easier and reduce the risk of fitting problems. All elements of gear look superb, with sharp edges and clean casting.
Casting is seamless with small exception for right hand holding rifle. Removing mould seam from this part shouldnít prove any problem as seam is minimal with no details present near the seam line.
Rifle itself is very nicely done and requires minimal clean up.
Getting back to figure, it is in dynamic position, preparing to fire and it seems from face expression heís giving the order to fire at the same time. The face, as the rest of figure is full of details, so using typical modelling techniques like shading and highlighting will bring it to life.
Casting blocks are small and removing them should not cause any problems.
The base is on the modest side with soil structure, few rocks and places for feet, but will help handling and better presentation of the figure or can be a good start for more complex base.
Rocks do suffer from few air bubbles which can be easily removed with little help of Mr. Surfacer or CA glue.
Very nice release from M-Model. Figure itself is almost perfect so building should be fast, giving much more time for painting all those fine details. Lack of painting instructions may be a problem for new to subject.
Thanks to M-Model
for review sample.
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