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1:700 Warship Figures
Flyhawk 1:700 Warship Figures I
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by: Anthony Kochevar [ AJKOCHEV ]


Originally published on:
Model Shipwrights

The Figures...


I was really impressed with this set. There is a large variety of figures to chose from. A cursory glance showed sailors swabbing the deck with mops and brooms, celebrating the news that shore leave would be soon, laying down taking a nap, working with tools in their hands and several other poses.

There is even a couple film cameras on a tripod included. I could not figure out what the small numbered PE was until I looked at the instructions. They are life vests, parachutes and airplane wheel blocks.

The vests and chutes have a front and back that get glued to the appropriate person on the fret. This is an excellent set and the etching was flawless. The only thing I would change is to not include so many figures holding flag type signals and repeat a few other poses. However, one can always cut the flags off if need be.

The instructions are really well done. The last part of them give ways to pose the figures on AA and vehicles. These do not come with this set, but the reference provided for the poses is very useful.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Large Variety of Poses; Lot of Figures and Equipment
Lows: Tiny Parts(Where did that life vest go?); A Few Too Many Flag Figures
Verdict: This is one set that give you lots of options to populate your ships. Just get a good magnifying glass when you work with it.
Percentage Rating
97%
  Scale: 1:700
  Mfg. ID: FH 700094
  Suggested Retail: $11.49 USD
  Related Link: Flyhawk Model Home Page
  PUBLISHED: Sep 29, 2009
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.23%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.57%

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About Anthony Kochevar (ajkochev)
FROM: UTAH, UNITED STATES

I've modeled ships as a teen and started the hobby again in 2005. For some reason I got into the history of the Japanese Navy at this time and started building ships of this navy. I also do N Scale model railroading, reef aquariums and a few video games.

Copyright 2018 text by Anthony Kochevar [ AJKOCHEV ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of ModelGeek. All rights reserved.



Comments

Are these available yet? I would like to use them to finish my USS Louisiana.
OCT 01, 2009 - 05:19 AM
They are not listed at LuckyModel yet. Some of the other new sets have been listed though.
OCT 01, 2009 - 06:44 AM
They also look to be a better choice than the Edwards gingerbread sailor brigade.
OCT 10, 2009 - 01:22 AM
Ah 1-700 figures eh my old thorn in the side, while we know of painted sailors and passengers and even animals these are still 2-D and no matter how you bend them, they still appear rather errr um flat. Seriously though, I have tried a very small blob of PVA to thicken these out, tried to slightly bend the body, head. legs. The only thing that seemed to work but doesn't work, is to photograph from one angle, this way you're locked into viewing your ship from that angle, any other then once again they appear flat, I would love to see 2 things - 1 HMS Warspite in 1-350 (plastic kit) 2 1-700 sailors that are 3-D like their buddies in 1-350
JAN 05, 2011 - 07:17 AM
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