Unimax Forces of Valor Military Replica Series
The final models I’m looking at are from the 1:18 scale Bravo Team range. To begin with, we have the truly huge US M3A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Made from durable plastic, this is a hefty model which features a rotating turret, an elevating gun and opening hatches. The tracks rotate and the model would appear to be aimed at younger customers as I would regard it more akin to a toy than a model. However it’s really rather nice to play with if you’re an adult as well!
Two soldiers, one from the US Marines, the other from the US Army, complement the Bradley perfectly. These troops come with highly detailed uniforms and weapons. Helmets are removable and they can be mounted on small plastic stands for display purposes. The number of points of articulation in the figures is incredible – arms bend and rotate, heads turn, even the feet and hands can twist – something I’ve never seen an any kind of "action figure" before. The result is a figure that can adopt nearly any posture you care for – which is of course vital in combat!
To summarise, I was pleased to see that that even lines other than the 1:32 range which I was already collecting appear to meet the same standard of accuracy and detail and on this basis I can only give Forces of Valor my top approval.