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Open Book The 92nd Gordon Highlander - Young Miniatures Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    "The 92nd Gordon Highlanders at Waterloo, 1815
    1/10th scale resin - 6 resin parts
    Sculpted & Painted by Young B. Song

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    Last month Young Miniatures released the 1/10th scale bust of a soldier of the 92nd Gordon Highlanders. Cast in 6 yellow resin parts and sculpted by Young B. Song with the box art also painted by Young.

    Now, lets open the box

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  2. Guy A Fixture

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    After I slid the clear plastic sleeve off the box and removed the top layer of foam that keeps the parts sandwiched and unable to be tossed about the box during shipping I found 6 resin parts including the bust plinth. The bottom photograph shows the parts removed from the box and laid out for inspection. I found the smallest part, the ribbon to the hat, sealed inside a clear plastic zip-lok bag to ensure against loss while in transit.

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    Above you see various views of the separate cast head along with a casting block that must be carefully removed so that the hat will properly fit.

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    Above is the separate cast chest portion of the bust kit showing the amazing detail Young is noted for in his busts and figures.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

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    Above you see the four sides of the hat / bonnet showing the detail in the plume as well as the cockade on the side.

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    I took the necessary parts out to my clean-up shop and carefully removed the casting blocks with a small Dremel sanding drum at low speed. After coming back to my den I dry-fitted the above pictured parts to check for fitment. Fitment was excellent, as all Young busts in the past have been. As you see I did not take the hat casting plug all the way down as I want to hand sand this for a perfect fit later.

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    Above you see the separate cast back pack with bedroll on the top which fit exactly on the back with the locater lug and corresponding recess. Excellent fit.

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  4. Guy A Fixture

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    Above is the separate cast ribbon for the side of the hat with corresponding locator hole for fastening.

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    Above is Young's traditional bust plinth that most kits come with.

    Additional Box Art Photographs
    painted by
    Young B. Song

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    Another excellent bust brought to us by Young Miniatures. Removing of casting blocks is needed with a jewelers saw or Dremel. Dry-firment was excellent. Highly recommended for all levels of skill.

    Young Miniatures Web-site
    click here

  5. stu A Fixture


    Been waiting for this one to be given the once over.

    The kit looks great and somehow looks a lot better in its plain kit form to the painted pictures ?.

    Great release from Young and thanks guy.

  6. mil-mart A Fixture

    Guy, another excellent review. Many thanks.

    Cheers Ken
  7. gordy Well-Known Member

    A truly excellent piece, thanks for the review Guy! (y)
  8. Michael Tse Active Member

    Beautifully executed.

    Thanks Guy!
  9. FigureLover A Fixture

    Thank you for the review with a nice bit of "tounge in cheek" added in. From your review and pictures, I can see its a nice kit, sculpted very well, fits good and would be nice to paint up. Everything that I need to know if I were to buy it. As for the historical side, I wouldn't have a clue as I know nothing about this genre, but that is something I am not fanatical about, it looks like a highlander and I can take it from there.
  10. megroot A Fixture

    Not my periode of interest. But the revieuw give us a good and clean sight of what is in the box.

  11. Chris K New Member

    I have just completed this Bust, and I had a lot of fun painting it, I can confirm that it is a nice subject and very well produced, I will post pictures when I get home to the Hague, because I left my camera behind when I came to the states

    I really hope that Young produces some more diverse busts like this gem

    really reccomend this piece

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