WWI British Infantry Set
Tamiya, 1/35 Scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
Tamiya has released a set of five 1:35 scale WWI British Infantry to accompany their Mark IV Male Tank. In fact, Tamiya has included the five figures with the initial Export Version release (that’s for us!), although they are also available separately as Set No. 339.
The five figures are in action poses and feature lively expressions. They are made up from 97 parts in grey plastic and are broken down into separate body parts – heads, arms, legs etc. Detail is very good.
Although most of the parts are not keyed as such, fit is as precise as you would expect from a Tamiya product. Two small oval stands are offered for the standing and running figures.
Alternative helmets with and without covers are offered, as are different styles of cap. Weapons and packs are plentiful – four rifles – two with bayonets fixed, two holstered revolvers and two Lewis guns. You’ll have a number of these left over for your WWI spares box.
Assembly is quite straightforward. Mine were built straight from the box.
I painted my figures with a combination of Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics.
Thanks to Tamiya for the sample
Tamiya kits are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited
Text and Images by Brett Green