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Airfix A02703 WWII US Infantry 1:32 Scale Series 2 Plastic Figures
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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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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.
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.See all Product Description
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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??
It seems more brittle than I remember, with a few of the guns already bent/snapped off.
Saying that my kids love 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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great figures but why such dark coloured plastic??? a khaki green like originals would have been better.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
bought these for my god son for Christmas. They were his favourite toys and he really loves them. Nice that non digital toys can bring such joyPublished on 16 Feb. 2014 by C. Nielsen
Disappointed when these arrived - these soldiers are no better than the cheaper equivalents so would not recommend you purchase them..Published on 7 Feb. 2014 by Deborah Reynolds