DOG'S RESIN 1/10
U.S. ARMY SERGEANT FIGURE SPORTING
THE 1899 KHAKI UNIFORM
IN THE WARS WITH SPAIN
AND THE PHILLIPINES
Kit no. 007 of 1000
By Ray Mehlberger
This new figure kit comes to this reviewer all the way from the state
of Hawaii. Right up front I have to say that I am not all that up on figures,
but this one looks quite nice. The title of this review tells about as
much history as I know about the subject so letís get down to whatís in
The kit comes molded in six pieces of light tan colored resin, two
extra hand pieces in white resin, and a fret of P.E.
The six light tan resin parts consist of the Stetson hat, the head,
the body (neck to knees), the left and right arms, the shoes with gaiters,
and a base.
are some rather large pour gates on these parts and a friend of mine,
who does resin fantasy figures all the time tells me that these are best
removed with a cut-off wheel in a Dremel tool. He said not to cut too
close to the parts with this and please wear a dust mask while
doing it because resin dust is almost as nasty as breathing asbestos.
He said to then finish up removing the pour blocks by using a ball shaped
bit in the Dremel, and then the needle files etc.
The molding looks top notch. I detected absolutely no surface bubbles,
which seem to be the bug-a-boos when it comes to resin models. I particularly
liked the fine molding on his Stetson hat the tossle on the front
and the ventilation holes on the side in the shape of a star are
was told by Burl Burlingame who so kindly provided this review
kit that the extra set of hands in white resin is usually included
if he thinks the hands molded to the arm pieces are not quite right. It
is nice to have these extras, however I detected nothing wrong with the
hands on the arm pieces in this review kit.
The icing on the cake in this kit is the fact that all the rank patches,
medals, and other insignia come as P.E. parts!! They are double-etched
and very nicely done.
Burl has used a 'static pose' or the figure is at attention on purpose.
He wants to have a soldier with realistic features and accuracy, with
interchangeable parts, so that you can eventually make any American from
this period (1890-1940). I can understand the reasoning behind that but
would have preferred some weapons with him in an action pose. That is
just my personal preference and what is there is very nicely done.