All figures are supplied unpainted (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Plastic (Medium Consistency)
23 mm (= 1.66 m)
When this set was released there were already four other sets of Japanese infantry in this scale. The question therefore is whether this set was really necessary at all.
The 12 poses include a good range of figures. One of the men is performing the Banzai, and the officer differs from those in the competing sets. Apart from that the poses are good but nothing that hasn't been seen before in Japanese infantry.
All of the men are wearing the type 98 uniform, which is correctly sculpted in every way. Most wear the field cap with sun curtain, but the two machine-gunners and the prone figure wear standard helmets with camouflage netting. Equipment too is absolutely accurate, and is in fact the best of the sets in that respect.
The infantrymen are armed with rifles, and both a 7.7mm Type 99 light machine gun and model 92 heavy machine are included, though the latter is not being fed with ammunition. The officer is wielding his sword, which is probably the popular shin-gunto type, and a pistol.
As we have come to expect from Revell, detail is good and every figure is well sculpted. Perhaps this set does not bring much that is new to the range of Japanese soldiers, but it is always nice to see such good quality figures being made, whatever the subject.
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