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Review Airborne Miniatures, 'German KSK operator #2', 1/9

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by newtonk, Jul 25, 2023.

  1. newtonk Well-Known Member

    Disclaimer, I am a huge fan of Airborne's stuff, but will put that aside to impartially review this figure...

    I ordered it pretty much on first sight because it was large and interesting, and by 'interesting' I mean it was not another SF figure in multi-cam with an M4. Or M4 knock-off. And I am not disappointed. In fact, I am currently figuring out how to order the accompanying figure to do a vignette.

    The figure is broken down into conventional parts: head, left and right arm, torso, and the legs (sans shoes), which come as one piece, joined at the hips. Added to this are, in no particular order: the hands holding the rifle, a G36; the helmet; shoes; and a multitude of parts and pouches including the helmet mount & battery pack for the NVG, the rail for the tubes, and the tubes themselves, refer images. The extras all have positive (ly large) mounting blocks which mean they can only go in one place, where they are intended to go. The downside to this is, without major surgery, your figure will look exactly like mine. There is no interpretation as to how this guy looks and stands; the difference will be in the finishing.

    There are no instructions, or paint guide, which is fine in the modern age as references abound on the internet.

    The images start with the large pieces, medium sized pieces, and closes with the small pieces. This includes magazines for the rifle, the pistol, the pistol itself, a single cast piece of four grenades that fit to the back of the figure, a first aid pouch for the small of the back, and an antenna for the radio. I need to go back and have a look for the boom mike, which I am sure is there, I've just over looked it.

    The detail is good if a little soft in parts, all 3D printed, and accurate, which is important.

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    In conclusion, I am very happy with my purchase and look forward to the next release from Airborne Miniatures, whatever it may be. German Riot Police anyone?
    Blind Pew, Martin64, Trep and 3 others like this.
  2. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks for the review. I've been thinking about getting these figures and you just helped convince me! (Didn't take much)

    Nap likes this.
  3. Nap Moderator

    Hi there Kylie

    Thank you for the review , well written and good pictures

    The casting blocks certainly look a task to remove but no doubt the releases are worth the prep

    Thanks for sharing

    Hope we see a V bench on this and the completed piece

    Happy benchtime

    Steve Brodie likes this.
  4. Warren SMITH A Fixture

    Loos like a big kit with great detail.. Be interesting to see this one painted up...
  5. newtonk Well-Known Member

    Thank you, gents; I've nothing on the bench currently and will crack into this one next month, once I've gathered the necessary tools, paints, and references (I moved house this week). I'm going for the tropentarn scheme for this guy.
    Nap likes this.
  6. Sgt. Red Active Member

    Bought it myself. Gotta love Airborne Minatures and their modern soldier figures!!
    khollar and Nap like this.

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