British Infantry in Combat Circa 2010-2016 Set 1
Gecko Models, 1/35 scale
Reviewed by Luke Pitt
It’s good to see a new figure set of modern British infantry in 1:35 scale.
This new set from Gecko Models contains four figures over four sprues, two sprues of weapons, four sprues of packs and uniform gear, one sprue that contains a small wall section a decal sheet and lastly a photo etch fret for the various weapons included. Each figure sprue is broken down into split lower bodies an upper body, two arms and two heads, one with and one without sunglasses.
One feature I have not seen before is the gun gripping hand is split in two with the face of the hand and the inward fingers split at the knuckle joint. This makes the weapon grip far more convincing and a much better solution that I have seen in plastic before.
The detail is pretty good on these with the fabric folds handled to a high standard. The figures did however display a little bit of flash, but it was wafer thin and easily removed. A six-page instruction booklet is included and the really nice this about these is they include small colour photos of the uniform pattern and where the decals go on the uniform itself.
This is pretty complete package for the price.
Thanks to Gecko Models for the sample
Text by Luke Pitt