”My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other.”
- from The Creed of the United States Marine written by Major General William H. Rupertus during World War II and applicable to any personal firearm carried in combat.
B6-35078 Taking’ Care of My Baby
depicts two U.S. Soldiers on sitting poses cleaning their rifles.
packing & casting
Kit content comes well packed in standard light brown cardboard box labeled with a photo of the assembled and painted figures. Body parts are inserted in a transparent bag, other small parts of each figure are seperately inserted into two bags.
Parts come with ease to remove casting blocks and a short cleanwork will be needed to clean the seamlines on the back part of legs. There was no air bubbles or casting mistakes on the review samples.
Figures are sculpted by Vladimir Demchenko
in 1/35 scale and cast in grey resin.
FIGURE - A
Sculpted sitting on an ammo crate to clean his M60, it comes in 11 parts.
Body with head : Facial details with smiling lips and slick back hair style are well defined. He wears 3rd Pattern Jungle Uniform of jacket with 2 chest and 2 waist pockets with flap covers, and trousers with cargo pockets on both sides. He has leather-canvas combined jungle boots and trotters are inserted into the boots.
Right arm is posed to clean the feedway with a shaving brush. Upfolded sleeves are well defined.
Left arm is posed to hold the M60. He carries a wrist watch and cloth folds are well defined.
M60 Machine Gun : Buttstock is removed for cleaning and left hand is cast with the machine gun. It shows nice details but don’t forget to make a small hole for the muzzle.
Bipod legs of M60
M60 Spare Barrel Nylon Carrying Bag : Straps and buckles are well defined.
Carrying handle : It will be added to M60 in lowered position.
Cover : It will be added to M60 in open position.
Disassembled buttstock : It will be glued to the hole on the bag.
Ammo crate : Wood texture and wirebounds are well defined.
FIGURE - B
Sitting on a backpack disassemblying his M16 to clean, it comes in 7 parts.
Body with head : Facial details of a Black American like short curly hair, high cheek bones and large lips are well defined. He wears 3rd Pattern Jungle Uniform and boots as Figure-A.
Right arm is posed to pull back the charging handle and bolt carrier to remove them.
Left arm is posed to grab the handguard of M16.
M16 Cleaning kit, kit content like different sized barrel cleaners, brush, and attachment rods and a LSA Oil over a piece of fabric.
M16 rifle in upper and lower receiver seperated position and magazine removed. Left hand is cast on the handguard of rifle.
Magazine for M16
Backpack : He carries a Lightweight rucksack with frame. Frame is cast together with a tropical rucksack tied to the top and a Ammo box straped to the bottom. Two 1 quart canteen with M1956 canvas cover are attached on both sides.
This is a nice sculpted and flawless cast 1/35 scale kit with 2 figures in crisp and realistic details. Less parts make assembly easier. Besides using in many Vietnam War at rest scenes, they can be used for different periods or armies with some minor uniform changes.