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USMC Hue Vietnam 1968 - Young Miniature Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    "USMC Hue. Vietnam 1968"
    1/10th scale resin
    Sculpted by Young B. Song
    Painted by Sang Eon lee
    16 parts

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    Young Miniatures brings us another beautifully sculpted bust of a Vietnam Marine in Hue, Vietnam. The Master is sculpted by Young B. Song and the box art was painted by Sang Eon Lee.

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    Packaged in Young's traditional black cardboard box with all parts sandwiched between layers of foam plus the small parts sealed in a zip-lok bag for protection against damage during shipping. A clear plastic sleeve keeps the box and foam together.

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    Above is the separate cast head showing a young American Marine in Vietnam. A small casting block on the underside will need to be removed.

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    Above you see the four sides of the detailed helmet with a photo of the top detail in the center. Another small casting block needs careful removing for fitment to the top of the head.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

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    Above is the separate cast head and helmet fitted together after I removed the casting blocks from each part.

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    Above is the main torso section of the bust.

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    Above you see the helmet dry-fitted to the head and the head sitting into the neck cavity. Dry-fitting was excellent.

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    Above you see the front and back of the radio set plus the bottom photo shows the top of the radio with the dials and switches.

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  3. Guy A Fixture


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    Above is the radio and the pouch which attach to the back of the bust.

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    Above is the outside and inside of the jacket flap on the front of the bust.

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    The top photo shows the phone handset that goes to the radio. The middle photo shows the 5 smoke grenades that attach to the back of the radio and the bottom photo shows the antenna and phone cord.

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    A little different base plinth than we are used to is shown above.

    Additional Box Art

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    Another excellent quality bust from the talented hands of Young B. Song. Dry-fitting was good after removing casting blocks. Highly recommended.
    Young Miniatures
    web-site click here

  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Thanks for the review Guy. Your pictures have really sold me on this bust. It's a must have for me.
  5. Jeff T Well-Known Member


    Thanks Guy,

    This Bust looks superb, I'll be picking one of these up for sure.

  6. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Guy, another excellent review, many thanks!

    I have to say, the casting on these Young pieces is simply outstanding. Look at the torso and the clean casting on those undercuts in the jacket, the tie at the top of the shirt, the crispness of the folds is maintained and the details are all clear and sharp......simply outstanding, and makes it worth the investment EVERY time!

    Jay H.
  7. Kirtles Well-Known Member

    Nice review Guy.

    The model is fantastic. Well up to the Young standard - Sang-Eon lee's paintwork is awesome as well.


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