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Open Book Lt Col George Washington - NCMMS Anniversary Figure Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, May 14, 2011.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Lieutenant Colonel George Washington
    French & Indian War
    NCMMS - National Capital Model Soldier Society 50th Anniversary
    75mm Resin figure - 8 parts
    Sculpted by Alan Ball
    Painted by Rhodes Davis
    Casting by - Model Cellar Productions

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    This year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the National Capital Model Soldiers Society Show (The Washington Show) and to commemorate the event the club has commissioned Alan Ball to sculpt a 75mm figure of (then) COL George Washington, as he appeared in the Braddock Campaign. The casting is by Paul Ondeck of Model Cellar. The kit includes a painting guide.

    Copies of the kit will be available for sale at the show. You can also get one by mail by contacting Jack Stresing at gonzo_miniatures@comcast.net. The cost is $29 for non-members plus $5 shipping in the U.S. (International buyers contact Jack for shipping costs). Copies are also available on Model Cellar's web-site

    The NCMSS Show will be held on 10 SEP 2011. For more information go to www.ncmss.org.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

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    The above top photograph shows the sturdy brown cardboard box this figure comes in and as the second photo shows is well packaged as all kits produced by Model Cellar with the small parts being sealed inside a small bag to insure against loss while in transit. The bottom photograph above shows the 8 resin parts out of the box and unwrapped for inspection.

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    Above you see several views of the main part, the torso with the hat being cast separately as are the right and left arms.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

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    Above you see the front and back of the separately cast right and left arms and hand with the right hand holding the sword.

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    Above is the top and underneath of the separately cast hat.

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    Above is the outside and inside of the coat tail showing the sword scabbard cast with the coat tail.

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    The top photo above shows the two spurs attached to the casting block and can easily be removed with a knife. The bottom photo above shows the cast resin base with feet location slots for attaching the figure.

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    Above you see a photograph of the color guide included with the kit.

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    Above you see the front and back of the painted figure done for box art by Rhodes Davis.

    An excellent kit honoring the 50th anniversary of the NCMMS, Washington show. Some seam lines will need sanding prior to painting. Highly recommended.

    The Washington (NCMMS) show was my home show for many years and I always found the show to have some of the best hospitality shown by any show. Well worth the trip to attend their 50th Anniversary Show.

    Jim Patrick likes this.
  4. gordy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for giving us a look in the box Guy (y)

    Rhodes has done a cracking paint job even though the sculpting suffers from 'sausage limbs'.. :(
  5. Babelfish A Fixture

    "Sausage limbs"? Bit harsh that, Gordy!

    Received mine in the post yesterday and I have no issue with it at all. IMHO it's a very nice piece, and the fit of the parts is spot-on.

    Looks like clean-up will be a breeze as well, everything's very clean with no casting blocks. It gets my vote!

    - Steve

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