This is a look at the second of the recently released British/Commonwealth North African figures from Resicast. The figure is designed as a stand-alone or to compliment the Soldier pouring fuel
I reviewed here recent.
The figure was sculpted by Gerard de Troeye and painted for the box art by C Nachtergael.
The figure comes packed in the standard Resicast format, being contained in a zip bag within a bag. A paper insert notes the product and manufacturer's details and contains a painted photo of the built figure.
Cast in a light grey resin, the figure depicts a walking soldier carrying a flimsy fuel can. The figure consists of six parts. The body comes as a whole, with separate arms and head, and a 4-gallon fuel can with handle is provided as his load.
The figure is dressed in Khaki Drill shorts and shirt. The shirt is open to mid-chest. The figure is wearing socks (one up one down) and ammo boots. The uniform has a nice natural look about it with good folds and creases, and should paint up well.
The head is very nicely detailed with the soldier wearing no headdress but sporting a fine crop of hair. The arms are nicely done with rolled-up shirt sleeves and the right hand is designed to hold the 4 gallon fuel can that comes with the kit. The fuel can looks well done and is marked MT 80 on one side. A very fine resin handle needs to be attached to the can to complete the build, and the can has an indented opening that can be deepened for further effect.
The pose looks very natural and the body proportions are good. Heel-to-shoulder the figure measures approx 43mm (about 5ft tall in scale) so is a good acceptable height.
Another excellent figure from Resicast. This is a nice generic figure lending itself to use in any number of situations with cars, trucks or tanks in North Africa, Italy or even the Far East.
The quality of the casing and sculpting is excellent.
If you’re a diorama builder or just a figure painter then you should enjoy this one. The beauty of resin figures is often in their simplicity, with few parts to build you get to the fun part quickly and have great quality detail to work with.
This figure nicely compliments figure 35.5648 providing a labourer to carry the fuel cans. Linked with other recent new items in the format of various sets of flimsy fuel cans, this is a very welcome addition to the Resicast range.
I like the order of dress, the open shirt and the fallen sock.
A picture of the built figure is shown below.