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Open Book Soviet Mountaineer Officer 1942 - Young Miniatures Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, May 23, 2011.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    YM1827
    Soviet Mountaineer Officer, 1942
    1/10th scale resin - 12 parts
    Sculpted by Ebroin
    Painted by Franco Mocci

    Soviet 01.jpg

    I recently received 2 busts from Young Miniatures for doing a review of each kit. The first is the Soviet Mountaineer Officer in 1942. Sculpted by the talented Ebroin this kit consists of 12 resin parts cast in a yellow resin. The box art was done by planetfigure member, Franco Mocci.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Soviet 02.jpg

    Soviet 03.JPG

    The above top photograph shows the standard Young Miniature's box made of sturdy cardboard with all parts sandwiched between layers of foam. All the small parts come sealed in zip-lok bags to insure against loss while in transit. The bottom photograph shows all the parts removed from the box and zip-lok bags and ready for inspection and to be photographed.

    Soviet 04.jpg Soviet 05.jpg

    Soviet 06.JPG Soviet 07.JPG

    Soviet 08.JPG Soviet 09.jpg

    Above you see multiple views of the head with the hat being cast separately and will be shown later.

    Soviet 10.JPG Soviet 11.JPG

    Soviet 12.JPG Soviet 13.JPG

    Soviet 14.JPG Soviet 15.JPG

    Above are multiple views of the chest portion of the bust showing the attention to detail Ebroin is noted for.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Soviet 16.JPG Soviet 17.JPG

    Soviet 18.JPG Soviet 19.JPG

    Above you see the four sides of the winter hat.

    Soviet 20.jpg

    Soviet 21.jpg Soviet 22.jpg

    Above you see the head dry-fitted down into the neck socket for a perfect fit.

    Soviet 23.jpg Soviet 24.jpg

    Soviet 25.JPG Soviet 26.JPG

    Above you see the parts to the rifle.

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  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States

    Soviet 27.jpg

    Soviet 28.jpg

    The top photograph above shows the leather straps and the bottom photograph shows the bust plinth supplied with the kit.

    Additional Box Art Photographs
    painted by
    Franco Mocci

    Soviet 29.jpg

    Soviet 30.jpg

    Soviet 31.jpg

    Soviet 32.jpg

    Soviet 33.jpg

    Conclusion:
    Another excellent kit from the Young Miniatures. Casting blocks need to be removed carefully prior to assembly and painting. Highly recommended.

    Young Miniatures web-site
    click here

    R504
    Edorta likes this.
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb sculpt and paint.
    Thanks for doing the review Guy,
    Carl.
  6. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    It's a beautiful bust and the paint job is perfect. I really like is the barrel of the machine gun, in two parts, with their vents and the rope on his shoulder.
    The face resembles the actor Ed Harris.

    http://www.mininet.tv/egminiatures.html
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Guy, a great review , beautiful painting and sculpting. I've been waiting to see how this one was engineered many thanks .

    Cheers Ken
  8. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great review, many thanks Guy!

    :)

    Mark
  9. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very cool engineering on this one and the rope is well cast (y)

    Thank Guy for the look in the box and photos !

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