The set consists of 43 parts in light grey plastic with three figures having the full body in one piece while the other two have both legs and upper body as separate parts. All have separate arms, heads and steel helmets while some also have one or both leather jackboots separate.
Four of the figures wear cotton shirts without chest pockets and rolled down
sleeves worn outside the trouser with these uniforms typically seen during
the Russian summer.
The crew Commander wears field grey tunic, trousers and jackboots and is posed pointing to a potential target while there is a seated gunner with one gun loader and one squatting and one kneeling figure preparing additional ammo.
The details on the facial features and hands is very well defined as is typical Tristar but some of the uniform detail is a little basic in some places. There are quite substantial moulding seams to be removed and no uniform fabric seams included on the trousers or shirt sleeves except on one figure while the squatting figure has quite bulky trousers that could do with the trimming.
The other uniform details of collars, fabric folds are nicely done in the usual Tristar manner and the helmets look well shaped and also included are two 20mm ammo boxes and a 20mm ammo clip for the loader. The seated gunner, kneeling and squatting figures also have the hobnail details on the boots included as you can see the bottom of their boots and this is a nice inclusion for additional detail.
The box has colour illustrations of the assembled figures with parts called out by number and paint numbers given for Tamiya, Mr.Color and Humbrol paints for a useful painting guide.
Overall a nice set of figures with good animation in poses with only some minor areas needing attention but overall generally good detail that should paint up well and as mentioned while designed for the Tristar Flak38 can also be used on other similar guns to populate these nicely.
Thanks to C.K.Pat from Tristar Model (International) Ltd for the review kit.
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