"Joe Gunn" & Female Photographer "Diana"
DEF.Model, 1/35 scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
Although DEF.Model is best known for its resin wheels and multimedia vehicle conversions, they also offer a range of figures.
One of their recent releases is “U.S. Army Tank Commander Sahara 1942. Sgt. Joe Gunn” in 1:35 scale. This figure is from the 1995 “Sahara” movie, and the figure is quite recognisable as Jim Belushi, who played the Sgt. Joe Gunn character.
The figure is cast as a single part for the heads, torso and legs, with separate arms. A Thompson submachine gun and a pistol holster are also included. The gun sling is a separate photo-etched part.
The package is rounded out with a resin base into which the feet can fit.
This figure will make a nice compact vignette, but also offers interesting opportunities in a diorama with a 1:35 scale M3 Lee tank.
The second figure release under review is 1:35 scale Female Photographer “Diana”.
Once again, the figure is made up from a single part with the head, body and legs, with baseball cap and a helmet carried on her body, separate arms, shoulder bag and SLR camera.
Straps are supplied on a small photo-etched fret.
Casting quality is perfect and detail is impressive, especially the mane of hair on the photographer!
Available online from DEF.Model and specialist retailers worldwide www.defmodel.com
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