Head for the Huey Diorama

Published: August 17th, 2012     
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Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/35
Company: Master Box Ltd
Price: $12.99
Product / Stock #: MB35107
Product provided by: Master Box Ltd

The latest boxing from the Czech company Master Box is a little diorama in a box. It tells the story of a Special Forces team heading back to the Huey from combat with a wounded comrade. This model just speaks Vietnam.

Molded on two sprues of tan plastic, this model has 131 intricate pieces that build up into five figures. The main characters are three soldiers, one wounded, all hobbling back from combat. The other two are covering the withdrawal. The parts are the best that plastic can do. The faces are a little soft but certainly acceptable and will benefit from good painting. The clothing is tiger-striped but could easily be olive drab. The equipment is nicely done, especially the rifles and grenade launchers. The packs and framework are particularly nicely done.

The assembly and painting instructions are on the backside of the box. There is no printed instruction sheet inside. That is not a criticism, as the painted figures on the back of the box are beautifully rendered and the color callouts are for the Vallejo range. These will definitely build up nicely.

If you like the Vietnam period or a storytelling vignette, then this offering is for you. This will make you want to build a Huey just to add these figures to.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Master Box and IPMS/USA for the review copy.

  • Box bottom
    Box bottom
  • Sprue 1
    Sprue 1
  • Sprue 2
    Sprue 2
  • Closeup 1
    Closeup 1
  • Closeup 2
    Closeup 2
  • Closeup 3
    Closeup 3
  • Closeup 4
    Closeup 4
  • Closeup 5
    Closeup 5
  • MasterBox photo 1
    MasterBox photo 1
  • MasterBox photo 2
    MasterBox photo 2
  • MasterBox photo 3
    MasterBox photo 3
  • MasterBox photo 4
    MasterBox photo 4
  • MasterBox photo 5
    MasterBox photo 5

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