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In-Box Review
54mm
Town Drunk

by: Charles Reading [ CREADING ]

Pieces
This kit comes with six (6) crisply cast resin pieces which require minimal clean up.

The pieces are as follows:
- figure body with head cast in place
- right arm
- left arm
- left hand holding bottle
- wooden plank sidewalk section
- upright beam (presumably an upright support for a building overhang?)

Quality-Detail
The kit is cast inoff white resin with no apparent bubbles. The casting lugs are in reasonable places as to cause the least amount of clean up necessary.

The detail is sharp and crisp.

The bearded face is done very well and has good character and the pose (hanging on to a post while slugging down a bottle) is relaxed and natural looking.

conclusion
Anders Heinz has sculpted a very nice addition to anyone's 54mm collection. My only negative comment about this piece would be directed toward the box art. It shows the figure in a light purplish shirt and pale green trousers. A highly unlikely combination for a town drunk in the 19th century west. My intention is to paint this piece with worn denim colored trousers, with perhaps a faded red long john shirt.
SUMMARY
Another in a series of western figures in VLS' Streets of Laredo line.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 54mm
  Mfg. ID: SR54005
  Suggested Retail: 15.98 USD
  PUBLISHED: May 21, 2006
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.80%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 73.46%

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About Charles Reading (CReading)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...

Copyright 2019 text by Charles Reading [ CREADING ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.


   

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