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US Army Modern Soldier #3
Mario_HR
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 10:39 PM UTC
Want more options for your 1/35 scale units? Live Resin is the way to go. See for your self the new, modular resin figure from Live Resin in a very thorough build review from Mario Matijasic as he assembles this modern warfighter loaded for bear. [set LRM-35003]

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Mario_HR
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 11:51 PM UTC
Since I haven't seen this combat stance often, as most shooters tend to aim down the sights with shoulder supporting the buttstock is this practiced often? Any particular reasons for firing an assault rifle from "the hip" so to speak?

perhaps some of our active shooting members can clarify a bit?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 01:42 AM UTC
I think you can using him for guarding a person/prisoner at a person check. One of the other both figures look like they give a hand sign to a person/prisoner that he has to sit down. So you can built a scene with a surrendering taliban for example.

There a two things that I don't like at this figure:
1. Why there are no holes for cables on the communication equipment? The parts are to tiny for me to drill holes.
2. The tiny part for the camelbak. I'm afraid that it will not hold enough on the lead wire I will use for the pipe.

Maki
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 04:36 AM UTC

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There a two things that I don't like at this figure:
1. Why there are no holes for cables on the communication equipment? The parts are to tiny for me to drill holes.
2. The tiny part for the camelbak. I'm afraid that it will not hold enough on the lead wire I will use for the pipe.



First, I think Live Resin envisioned the cables for the comms would be glued to the parts that are sculpted on MBITR and PTT. I wanted to drill the holes and it wasn't so hard with the 0,3mm drill bit. The thing I would like is a hole in the barrel/supressor. The supressor is amazingly rendered but it took a super-steady hand to drill a hole in its center... a slight indentation in the sculpt would be nice. Just enough to guide the drill bit into the center.

As for the camelback, I would definitely use the bite-valve as it look amazing. Perhaps using small diameter rubberized tube would be a better option vs lead wire? I remember Verlinden used to supply his larger scale OIF figures with something like that.

Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 05:16 AM UTC
For barrels and other like parts, I use a brand new No. 11 as a center punch before attempting to drill them out. Same as real life. Even on a lathe, you have to punch a center of the bit will wander.
If you do find yourself a bit off center you can fix it with the same blade by rotating it in the hole with the sharp edge toward the thicker side.
10digitdeeo
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 05:19 AM UTC
I had a few questions, otherwise great review!!

If you switch the weapon out to an M4 - would he possibly represent a non SOCOM soldier? Or is the rest of his equipment too high speed?

Also, regarding the camelbak - you mentioned there are no straps for it, but does this model not molle right on to the plate carrier, or do they wear it with the carry straps looped through the neck hole and the bottom of the vest ALA USMC?
Maki
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 06:15 AM UTC

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Also, regarding the camelbak - you mentioned there are no straps for it, but does this model not molle right on to the plate carrier, or do they wear it with the carry straps looped through the neck hole and the bottom of the vest ALA USMC?



I heard about the straps looped through, but I did not find any evidence of this on the figure's vest. The USGI Hydramax system does not have any MOLLE clips to attach directly to the body armor, but I just found out the system could be clipped on using D-rings on the sides of the hydration carrier!

Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 06:42 AM UTC
So it seems like just some minor putty work will get it looking like its either looped through, or D-ringed onto the back.

Any idea re: how to make this a non-SOF soldier?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 07:37 AM UTC

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So it seems like just some minor putty work will get it looking like its either looped through, or D-ringed onto the back.

Any idea re: how to make this a non-SOF soldier?



SOF and non-SOF soldiers look so alike these days and share the same gear, uniforms, and weapons thereabouts that it is hard to tell them apart. I don't think you really need to worry about how to make them appear different; I could be wrong.

Mario_HR, you are correct that most shooters aim from the shoulder. I don't think this figure will pass as a US Marine because if so, the HK416 Infantry Assault Rifle could be used as a SAW replacement. I agree with Andreas that the stance seems to be guarding a person or general aiming in a direction for control or "show of force."