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Zvezda Soviet Paratroops A'stan
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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:26 AM UTC
Karl Hoy reviews Zvezda's Soviet Paratroops Afghanistan 1980-1988.



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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:02 PM UTC
Thanks for a great review, Karl... these figures look really nice.. and the two heads in pics 7 & 8 look especially nice. I also like the weapons.. and having the hands molded on the guns gives a realistic look for the grip.. nice touch. I usually see that only in resin figures.

I was thinking about getting this set... now, I KNOW I'm getting one

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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:51 PM UTC
Karl excellent review of what looks to be an exceptional release from Zvezda. The weapons look very good as do the faces with the exception of one of them. I really like the idea of separate hands which also gives you the option of creating your own undercuts on the sleeves with very little work. The only negative I can see is that the hands while very well detailed look a little on the large side.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 04:53 AM UTC
Hisham, Darren- thanks to you both> !

I think the kit hands are probably a little on the 'chunky' side- they go well with the figures and they are not as fine as the examples I used from Verlinden, but definetly better than some styrene hands I've seen in kits.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 07:46 AM UTC
great review, cheers Karl. this looks like a great set of figures. The weapons look awesome shame about the double mags on all the AK 74's but a easy fix. really like this set alot. Thanks.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 08:50 AM UTC
Thanks Geraint, much appreciated.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:52 PM UTC
Thanks a million just to you Karl for your incredibly exhaustive review.
I was thinking to make a Skif BMD-1 so these figures could be very usefull to make a dio set in Afganistan desert during the early eighties or in Chechnya during the nineties

Cheers mate and many thanks again
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 12:30 AM UTC
Thanks Mauro- your sources were a great help in comparing the kit to real pictures from Afghanistan.

By the way, I've got a BMD-1 lined up aswell! These figures would be perfect for a dio along with it. I haven't decided yet what to do with my Eastern Express BMD-1, I'm still looking for some inspiration!
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 12:41 AM UTC

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By the way, I've got a BMD-1 lined up aswell! These figures would be perfect for a dio along with it. I haven't decided yet what to do with my Eastern Express BMD-1, I'm still looking for some inspiration!



I have lots of pics, drawings and walkaround. As soon as possible I'll give you reference pics. Let me know about

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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 01:17 AM UTC

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By the way, I've got a BMD-1 lined up aswell! These figures would be perfect for a dio along with it. I haven't decided yet what to do with my Eastern Express BMD-1, I'm still looking for some inspiration!



I have lots of pics, drawings and walkaround. As soon as possible I'll give you reference pics. Let me know about




Those would be fantastic Mauro- you are a LEGEND mate!