(Somewhat) New American Diorama figs

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(Somewhat) New American Diorama figs

Post by c44 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:18 pm

American Diorama has released four MP figures as a follow-up to their drivers and infantryman...I came across these quite a few weeks ago but
I keep changing my mind whether I want them or not...the sculpting of the weapons is the weakest aspect...the Thompson gunner seems to be the best of the lot but when posed together (in front of a hummer, no less) they sort of evoke four hipsters on the way to a costume party :)

Check them out at https://www.diecastmodelswholesale.com/ ... n-diorama/

What do you think, worth picking up?
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Post by Axis Nightmare » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:42 pm

If you're looking for an honest opinion....No. Especially not for over $40. The molded on weapons look really bad. They look like someone painted some old green army men. They remind me of some of the poorly done, bulky 1/30 and 1/32 stuff.
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Post by dannyc » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:24 am

Oh god the out of regulation facial hair

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Post by zodiacflash » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:41 pm

Really surprised by the poor detail in these (and yeah, the facial hair, too WTF) I've gotten a few of their female figurines, and the detail on those is OK. Not quite as good as the Fast Women brand from years ago, though. Guess I hadn't thought about the fact there isn't much out there for 1:18 military diorama figurines.
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Post by granch » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:13 pm

Not only the facial hair is disturbing. 3 of 4 are looking to the sky. Are they air trafic control MP? Or only looking to a tank commander in his turret?

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Post by tmanthegreat » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:22 am

Those figures look like junk and what the heck is up with their rifles? If you need good WWII figures, just track down some of the old 21st or BBI figures or get some of the new Marauder Task Force WWII figures.
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Post by normandy » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:08 pm

I haven't posted anything here because my photobucket account was out of action. :roll:
I have 8 of these figures, the weapons are way over scaled and yes the facial hair
on some of them is not right but these can be fixed. If these figures are not the focus of a display
or diorama they're not that bad.

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Post by Eddy10440 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:04 pm

Those figures look to me more like in the 50's era than in the 40's

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Post by normandy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:52 am

You may be right Eddy,but they do remind me of the Forces of Valor 1:18 WWII US figures.

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The American Diorama figures will work for what I need, paint over any beards and replace their weapons
with 1:18 scale.

and why would you need MP's??

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Just an idea.

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Post by Eddy10440 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:36 am

normandy wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:52 am
You may be right Eddy,but they do remind me of the Forces of Valor 1:18 WWII US figures.

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The American Diorama figures will work for what I need, paint over any beards and replace their weapons
with 1:18 scale.

and why would you need MP's??

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Just an idea.
Now you're talking my friend, that is a great idea.

Are those weapons renovable?

I know for a guy with your skills they should not be difficult to replace if they're fixed.

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Post by Axis Nightmare » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:42 am

So that's what they're looking up at!! A captured Nazi flying Saucer! :shock:
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Post by normandy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:46 pm

"Are those weapons removable?"

Eddy they are removable with some care, they're glued to the body and hand (s).

I found some 21st, FOV and BBI parts/weapons to show the scale difference.

See any difference??

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The guy with the BAR is closest to scale

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Post by Eddy10440 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:44 pm

Yeah, I see the difference, thanks Normandy

tbey will look great after a little customizing

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Post by normandy » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:30 pm

Some work started...

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The weapons put up a fight, each rifle had a wire in it.

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Extra parts are helpful, 21st and FOV hands...left and right.

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Post by Axis Nightmare » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:49 pm

Game changing improvement!! Nice job! :salute:
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Post by Eddy10440 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:47 pm

Great job, Normandy¡

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Re: (Somewhat) New American Diorama figs

Post by normandy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:21 pm

Thanks guys, they need a little paint. I just wanted to show
that these figures are usable with some changes.

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Re: (Somewhat) New American Diorama figs

Post by mutt71 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:48 am

I passed on these figures until now. I didn't believe that anything could be done to them to make them look better. I now know that they can. Thanks Normandy!

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