African Warlords Militia Tank Crew
|Stock Number and Description||FC Modeltrend Kit No. 35992 - African Warlords Militia Tank Crew Set 2|
|Media and Contents:||Two grey 3D printed parts.|
|Price:||16 Euro plus shipping available online from FC Modeltrend's webstore|
|Review Type:||First Look|
|Advantages:||Casual versatile poses; nice facial features and fabric drape; high level of detail; no assembly required!|
|Recommendation:||FC Modeltrend’s 3D kits, accesssories and figures are a pointer to the future of our hobby. 3D printing will allow very short runs of even the most esoteric subjects with no compromise in terms of detail or quality. Parts breakdown and assembly will be very simple in these scale models of the future. If you are a modeller who prefers the painting and weathering stages of a project, you will love these next generation products with minimal assembly.|
F i r s t L o o k
FC Modeltrend has a growing range of 3D printed accessories, full kits and figures.
One of their newest figure sets is African Warlords Militia Tank Crew Set 2.
They don't come much simpler than this.
The set supplies two seated figures produced by 3D printing.
One figure has one knee high and is holding an AK-47 assault rifle with a Russian-style tanker's helmet perched on the other knee. The second figure has his arms on his knees and he is wearing his Russian tanker's helmet.
Facial features and fabric draping looks very natural.
The poses are casual and versatile.
3D Printing quality is excellent with no visible striations that I have been able to find.
The figures have been supported during the printing process with fine strips / rods. These taper inward where they attach to the actual figures, so clean-up may be a bit tedious but certainly not difficult.
I would recommend nipping the rods as close as possible to the kit part with a good quality sprue cutter and then cleaning up any residue with a new hobby blade and a sanding stick.
C o n c l u s i o n
FC Modeltrend’s 3D kits, accesssories and figures are a pointer to the future of our hobby.
3D printing will allow very short runs of even the most esoteric subjects with no compromise in terms of detail or quality.
Parts breakdown and assembly will be very simple in these scale models of the future.
Thanks to FC Modeltrend for the sample www.fcmodeltrend.com
Text and Images by Brett Green
Page Created 16 April, 2022
Page Last Updated 16 April, 2022