US Checkpoint in Iraq

Published: January 7th, 2012     
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Box Art
Reviewed by: Jack Kennedy - IPMS# 12511
Scale: 1/35
Company: Master Box Ltd
Price: $15.75
Product / Stock #: 3591
Product provided by: Dragon Models USA

Master Box has done it again. This time they produce a four figure set of US Soldiers at a Checkpoint in Iraq.

The figures come in four different poses with multi parts to make up four complete figures. I would like to point out that the box art is superb and is terrific for use as a color guide. The only thing missing is the concrete barrier as shown on the box cover. The rear of the box is the layout of the parts and two figure views of each figure showing where the various parts belong.

I found the detail of the figures and accessories to be terrific, especially the weapons. The heads are separate from the helmets, too, making the well detailed faces easier. I also found the parts almost free of flash and required almost no cleanup before assembly.

After assembly, I primed the figure with Duplicolor Light Grey Automotive primer. This is my favorite as it dries very fast and does not obliterate any detail with a light coat.

I then painted the entire figure with Vallejo and the new Italeri acrylic paints. This was the most fun, as the camo is quite unique and took a while to paint. I then gave the entire figure a wash of dark grey to bring out the details.

Overall, I loved doing these figures. I would highly recommend them to anyone with an interest in the wars in the Mideast.

I would like to thank Master Box and IPMS/USA for providing this figure set for review.

  • Part and color layout
    Part and color layout
  • Unpainted figure 1
    Unpainted figure 1
  • Unpainted figure 2
    Unpainted figure 2
  • Completed figure 1
    Completed figure 1
  • Completed figure 2
    Completed figure 2

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