First off, thanks to MRC for providing us this review item… we in IPMS USA appreciate and value your support!
This review was a bit different for me; I tend toward aviation and naval subjects, and this particular series keeps cranking out interesting figures. I have a DR-1 that could use some company, so here we are… Comprised of 30 parts in gray plastic, with a red circular display stand, I dove in and had everything together in quick order.
My preferred method of figure construction is to assemble everything that can be painted or needs filling ahead of time. This kit is broken down into right and left leg halves, upper torso halves, and lower mid-rise coat tails. The arms are single-piece items, as is the head and boots.
The left arm is displayed with the hand in the coat pocket; as such, the natural seam line is at the coat and wrist break. The right arm incorporates the hand holding a studded walking stick. The Cap is split horizontally, with the “bloused” top being separate. The front eye shade (Bill) is part of the lower band section.