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Posted on Feb 24, 2008 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

Unimax Forces of Valor Military Replica Series

By Jerry D. Morelock

The second model on my list is this 1:72 Die Cast Metal German Tiger I of the type that would have been seen in Normandy, 1944.

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I’ve not bought any of this range before, but despite the diminutive size, the detail is still incredible, and the Tiger model itself features a detailed Zimmerit anti-magnetic coating on the front, rear and flanks.  The rubber caterpillar tracks on the Tiger tank turn together and the elevating gun turret rotates as well.  There is much more detail than any other model I’ve seen at this scale.

Accompanying the Tiger are small scaled troops from both sides of the conflict.  German forces appear to be counter-attacking given their running stances, whilst the Allies appear to be defending a fixed position, crouched behind sandbags.  To add to the scenery, tiny petrol cans litter the surrounding area and a telegraph pole stands nearby.

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If there are any modelers reading, this would be an excellent model to form the basis of a proper diorama.

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