Item no: NSA-350508
Scale: 1/350 Resin, 77 figures
MSRP: $25 / 22.25 €
Review by: Sctratchmod
This set contains 77 resin cast figures in working positions. The set is a mix of officers and enlisted men in various positions. There are figures walking, standing and other positions. The set comes in a small Ziploc bag as is the norm today.
The figures are not flat as with photo etch figures and have to be removed from the casting block and pouring channel. Detailing from what I can see on these tiny figures looks to be very good and the use of an Optivisor will be needed to carefully removed and clean the figures. Although small in size these figures are slightly bigger than figures in 1/700 scale and should be easier to clean and paint.
The amount of figures in the set should be more than enough for one or more models depending on how many you use on each ship. Painting of the figures will require a very small fine pointed brush but should be quick and easy to paint each figure.
Some of the figures are in relaxed stances or leaning and resting their arms on rails etc. Spacing the figures with the same position/stance out on the ship will give a better appearance of more poses than there actually are. Placing a couple of the relaxed figure resting on hand rails will look more realistic since not everyone on a ship were moving or working at the same time, with the exception of actually being in combat.
North Star Models has a nice selection of ship crew figures in other poses and a couple of figure sets will last for several models. I will have to buy a US Navy ship to use some of these figures to liven up the model. For what you pay for this set it is well worth it.
Modelers Social Club Forum and the MSC Review Connect would like to thank North Star Models for providing this review sample to us.