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Airfix A02703 WWII US Infantry 1:32 Scale Series 2 Plastic Figures

4.2 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • 1:32 scale
  • Requires painting: yes, paints need to be purchased separately
  • Skill level: 1 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
  • Plastic scale figures
  • Number of parts: 14

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Technical Details
Item Weight100 g
Product Dimensions17.8 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:8 - 3 years
Item model numberA02703
Number of Puzzle Pieces14
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:32
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB0021L9BRY
Best Sellers Rank 71,846 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
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Date First Available27 Mar. 2009
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Product Description

The US infantry regiment of World War II was a powerful, flexible organization and was the core of the infantry division. During the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944 / early 1945 the infantry suffered high casualties, but managed to turn back the final push by the German army.

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The US infantry regiment of World War II was a powerful, flexible organization and was the core of the infantry division. During the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944 / early 1945 the infantry suffered high casualties, but managed to turn back the final push by the German army.

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I bought these for my 7 year old grandson and the hours spent away from technology and put into painting has been well worth it. I recommend it to everyone, boys and girls. Also teaching him the history of the wars involved in the soldiers he was painting is educational too.
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...and it shows. I still have some of my original "Made in England" soldiers from the 70s/80s - remember the Germans, Australians, British commandos, German Alpine troops, Eighth Army, Africa Korps, etc? All classics. 1:32 and brilliant detail, plastic that was good quality and not brittle. I dug them out of the attic for my boys and thought I'd get some more. Today you've got 1:32 battle tanks from Forces of Valor etc to complement them (if you want to burn some cash...).

So, imagine my disappointment when I opened the box.

First, just 14 soldiers (28-29 in the original sets) and then: the quality! Quality? What happened? On the box the "Made in" is still there but "England" has morphed to "India". They make good stuff in India, but Airfix soldiers aint one of them. The detail is more akin to that of 1:72 (at that scale it's understandable but at 1:32 and when it was done better 30/40 years ago??). Maybe they could be better made in China!

This particular American set looks JUST like the Poundland set alluded to by another reviewer or the ones you get at the beach kiosk. The others I'd got (yes, despite my actual experience to the contrary, I live in hope of the next set being better - hmmm...isn't that a definition of insanity?) are slightly better but still far removed from the originals. I wish I could show you a picture of the originals I have compared with the new ones and you'd see what I mean.

Airfix...what's happened to you??
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these are nothing like what you may remember from the 70's and 80's. The plastic is brittle and the detail is poor. You'd be better off buying one of those poundland bag of soldiers than these, as the quality is the same.
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as others have said, v shiny plastic - but apparently this can be improved with a soapy water wash.
It seems more brittle than I remember, with a few of the guns already bent/snapped off.
Saying that my kids love them.
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I am old enough to remember that this scale of plastic figures used to contain 28 figures in each box. The detail appears the same and the plastic texture is harder, no doubt to improve the adhesion of enamel paints. My nephew loved them and they are routinely deployed on living room carpet operations against the evil forces of Starr wars!
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Back in the late-1970s I had hundreds of these I used to carry around in a big box, along with my Britains (1971) toys, those already painted with the green stands for those who are new to collecting toy soldiers. Granddad used to buy me one box of my choice each week from the local model shop - sadly, it's closed down. There's a lack of traditional model, record, and book shops these days, but they do exist if you search long and hard for them.

I used to love painting these, getting all the colours as perfect as possible , then arranging them into battle formation. Usually whilst a WWII film was playing in the background on TV. The Battle of the Bulge (1965). The Eagle Has Landed (1976). The Longest Day (1962). Where Eagles Dare (1968) and more. The details on the 1:32 figure as extremely detailed and this makes them fairly easy to paint; Airfix also provide the paint, each box have the relevant paint code on for each uniform.

I'm glad they are still producing these, as I thought about purchasing some again as a hobby now and then. There are also vehicles available and most model shops - even Hobby Craft - sell accessories like trees and landscapes, pretty much anything you need for different scenarios from the desert war with the 8th Army and the Africa Korps, to the paratroopers and the bombed-out buildings of France, even the mountain troops. I'm sure a lot of you out there will share the same memories of staging battles as a child.

* I have to agree with other reviewers here, that the quality of these are not as good at the ones I had circa late 1970s, early 1980s, but they are not really bad
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Being an inexperienced painter, I purchased this set so I could practise my techniques before applying them to a set of slightly smaller war gaming miniatures (Memoir '44 by Days of Wonder/Richard Borg). The box contains 14 figures in a variety of action poses, all beautifully sculpted. Rifles and machine guns were a little bent out of shape in some cases but that was nothing a bowl of hot water and some patience couldn't fix! After finishing the paint job I have to say I'm very pleased with the results and would definitely recommend this set to anyone interested in hobby painting.
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Well done, gift received in time even when given such a short notice. These figurines are not that similar as the ones when I had when I was child but still these are good similar to the ones we were used to. Keep up your good work and service.
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