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HobbyFan U.S. Stryker Brigade
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Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 10:46 AM UTC
Mario Matijasic provides a review of U.S. Stryker Brigade OIF ACU Infantry from Hobby Fan, a two figure resin set with a small base in 1/35.

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Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 11:27 AM UTC
Absolutely fantastic review Mario! Very detailed and informative and tells me everything I need to know, great pics as well. Take note everyone-this is what a first class review is all about.
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Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 02:18 PM UTC
Excellent review, Mario! I'm surprised at the low score though. I would've rated these higher. However, I know you have reviewed many other 1/35 modern figures so perhaps your rating is accurate for these.
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Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 06:37 PM UTC
Great review, Mario! When will we see these figures painted?!
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Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 07:50 PM UTC
Thanks for publishing this one so fast James!

Rob, thanks for your feedback, I appreciate it! I like including some extra info on garb and gear in my reviews, but I often get carried away... I'm glad you found it informative. As for the photos, I actually feel my pictures do not do this set justice; taking detailed photos of figures cast in cream resin is not easy and I think they donít show the details all too well.

Pete, good to hear from you buddy! I agree, perhaps I should have rated these higher, but I have had some questions on my % system before and I decided to be more strict in the grading.

Ted, my thanks for the samples! As for the painting, painting ACU in 1/16 was a nerve wrecking experience... I'm sure those pixels would be even harder to reproduce realistically in 1/35.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 09:01 PM UTC
I think your grading is just fine. I too have reevaluated my grading system and decided is reserve 90% or over for a product which really was flawless. The fact you mentioned an albeit small problem with the mold seem means that 85% seems fair to me.

As to photographing them, I find it helps to give the figures a coat of grey primer, this makes the details stand out a lot better.
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Posted: Monday, April 05, 2010 - 03:33 PM UTC
True... I too think that there are some figures out there that are practically flawless that put them above the 90% ratings. OK, I agree then with your grading.
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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 07:44 AM UTC
THESE ARE SO COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!