In-Box Review
British Tanker Reading Map
Resicast – Tanker reading map
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]


This is a brief review of another useful figure recently released by Resicast. Kit number 35.5610 depicts a figure in a Pixie Suit reading a map, and was sculpted by Pete Morton.


The figure comes packed in the standard Resicast double zip bag with a paper insert containing a colour picture of the completed figure and outlining the manufacturers details. Cast in a light grey resin, the figure consists of 4 parts; the body cast as a whole with separate arms and head. The figure is depicted wearing a Pixie Suit, standing with his left leg crossed casually over the right. The uniform is very well done, having the correct pockets and fastening all present and correct.

The sculpting is excellent and the uniform has nice natural folds and creases. Around the waist the figure wears a 37 pattern belt complete with pistol holster and small ammunition pouch. The belt and holster/pouch are all well done, the brasses for the belt being present on the front and rear and appropriate studs present on the holster and pouch. A pair of ammo boots completes the body and only 4 small pour stubs will need to be removed from the boots. The casting is excellent and I could see no damage or air bubbles present.

The left and right arms come as separate items, both being bent at the elbows. The left hand holds a map case, but you will have to provide your own map. The right hand looks to be designed to hold a pencil or pen. The fastenings are present on the cuffs, and the map case looks well done too.

The head provided with the figure shows the face of quite a tough looking man, portraying a look of concentration on the face. The facial detail is excellent, and to complete the head he wears a tankers helmet with netting along with a pair of goggles around the outside. From heal to shoulder the figure stands about 43mm, so a very acceptable height. Overall the body proportions look excellent so this should give modellers a very attractive figure to work with.


This is another useful and well detailed figure from Resicast. Clean up should be minimal so you can get to the fun part pretty quick. The detail, pose and posture of the figure are all excellent. This chap should be of interest to both figure painters and diorama builders alike.

He will add interest to any scene you choose to set him in, and would go very well with the Resicast Tankers eating scoff I reviewed here on Armorama:
Tankers eating scoff
or with the other Tanker with map case figure I reviewed here also
Tanker with map case

Remember normal precautions apply when working with resin.

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Highs: Excellent detail and casting.
Lows: None I can think of.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35.5610
  Suggested Retail: 11.00 euro
  PUBLISHED: Jun 29, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

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Hey Al, Thanks again for another comprehensive review. The pose looks good but I'd prefer a few less in the "Pixie Suit" and few more in fatigues or shirtsleeves. Cheers jjumbo
JUN 30, 2010 - 12:00 AM
Hi John, It may be my perception but overall figure wise I think the Pixi Suite chaps out number those in other orders of dress, so plenty of scope left yet. Thanks as always for dropping in and the comments. Al
JUN 30, 2010 - 04:42 AM
Alan is there any chance of some close up pictures of the hands and face, in order that I can see the detail more closely.
JUN 30, 2010 - 05:38 AM
Hi darren, My camera doesn't work to well on very small objects. The detail on the face is excellent, he has a grim/or determined look about him, the lips being slightly turned down. The hands are also well done. I'll add some pics when I get to painting him, which should help. Al
JUN 30, 2010 - 06:53 AM

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