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British Infantryman
Henk
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2007 - 12:39 AM UTC
If you have been looking for a figure in British Battledress to complement a Vignette or Diorama, this one from Jakrei Miniatures may just fit the bill.

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Thanks!
erichvon
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2007 - 04:07 AM UTC
While its an okay figure I have to admit it doesn't balance out pricewise. You could get a box of the Tamiya British Infantry in pretty much the same pose and then Ultracast heads for less than the price of another figure but you end up with 6 in individual poses. Its okay but not anything outstanding really. Given the Allied stuff being released at the moment this is quite uninspiring...thats my opinion
Hohenstaufen
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2007 - 09:22 AM UTC
Sorry Henk, don't think this figure is wearing BD at all, looks more like the jungle "greens" to me, or perhaps the angora wool shirt & jungle trousers (the wool shirt "wicks" better, & takes sweat away from the body faster). There is something about the way the creases are on the body that doesn't look heavy enough for a BD blouse. The "Far East" description clinches it. However if you want to model a jungle scene, I don't think you can go far wrong, I certainly can't think of any 1/35th styrene British figures in Jungle Green.
Henk
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2007 - 02:59 PM UTC
You see, It looked like the BD blouse to me, so I thought it was. The exposed buttons and simple pockets pointing towards the 42 style blouse. My bad.. . And I thought that British Uniforms were less complicated than German ones..
I'll edit my review accordingly.

Thanks Steve,
Henk
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 09:10 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

I like this one for the very simmple reason it's very useable in almost any theatre of war. The top could be a wolly shirt or jungle greens as you want, but he would fit in N Africa, Italy, the Far east or NWE depending upon the time of year.

I've always like the shirt sleeve option on figures and althouogh as Karl says there are cheaper alternatives, I like the overall stance and effect. Needs a couple more 'mates' in the same order of dress and any new British figures are OK by me.

With a slouched hat he's make a good ANZAC type. I'd agree the cost of single figures is high, but them's the breaks, Jakrei have come up with some great and unusual figures, so I hope he's the first of several.

Cheers

Al