Part two of my Dashland Infantryman.
So here we have the frontal view of the 1/6 Action Figure.
In terms of this Action figure market, there are a few major players. They are Dragon (the company that also produces excellent model warships that I like) from Hong Kong, DID, Hot Toy and BBI.
While Military Figures of Modern and WW2 are the mainstay, these companies also specialize in Movie Characters and Action Heroes like Batman, Leonidas from 300 and many more.
The cool things about these figures and their accessories though is that there is lots of attention to details. The sculpt of the face looks realistic enough. In addition, the magazine cartridge of the M4 carbine my Action figure is holding has literally 1/6 5.56 rounds in it. Furthermore, it is fully poseable and its has numerous articulation points making it VERY VERY flexible.
Decided that every soldier deserves to have a side arm and thus I equipped the Soldier with a Beretta that u can actually cock it.
Here we see him aiming with his pistol.
In this pic, the pistol is holstered. I do want to add on that I really do like the whole new digital camouflage design. While it looks pretty weird, the apparent ability to easily camouflage or blend to its specific surrounding is evident through testing.
However, the these camou that is equipped on this trooper is an urban/desert camouflage and would be pretty ineffective in the usage of it in the tropical jungles. Thus, a jungle digitalized version would be required in such an environment.
The Singaporean Armed Forces have used such a version for their Armed forces, and while it looks even weirder in the setting of Urban Singapore, it blends well in the jungle as shown below.
On a side note, I have started to do a few model kits again after more long hiatus due to heap loads of work. There are so many new stuff pending that Josh and I haven't have the opportunity to take pictures of but the good part of it all is that there is heap loads of new stuff that will be featured in the blog.