AKU-1X AKUMA Mecha

Revue de la Maquette Ral Partha

AKUMA Mecha, Ral Partha

This AKUMA has been painted in a camouflage de trois couleurs, using olive green et brown disruptive stripes over a dark yellow base colour. Miniatures of this size are perfect for experimenting avec schémas de camouflage. Humanoidal Mechs like the AKUMA may be painted in modern infantry camouflage colours, although a popular véhicule pattern looks equally attractive.

The AKUMA may be detailed further by adding a prominent immatriculation et marquages tactiques. Decals from armoured véhicule kits may be useful, otherwise les marquages can be painted on. The Mech carries a rocket pod avec thirty missiles on its shoulder, excellent firepower for an engagement avec chars et autres Mechas.

Contenu

  • AKUMA Mech Warrior designed by Robert Kyde
  • 4 Parts
  • 51 mm Height

Évaluation

The AKUMA is humanoidal bi-ped, its on-board computer is housed in an armoured skull avec facial features. The Mech is grinning, et its face adds a lot of character to the model.

Easy to assemble, only four parts. The lower left arm et left leg need to be superglued in place. We used Rai-Ro adhesive wax to hold the parts together temporarily, while the superglue was drying.

Excellent cast-on detail. The AKUMA is covered avec panel lines, bolts, gratings, et rotating joints which add a lot of interest to the model. We followed Jim Gordon's instructions on Weathering Small Scale AFVs to paint the AKUMA.

The figurine is beautifully animated, walking at good speed, et firing from the hip. Part of the left leg attaches to the rear of the figurine base, et the detailed sole of the foot is visible.

Cast from lead-free pewter. We decided to spray the paint onto the figurine without undercoating. If the paint rubs off, the bare metal shows through realistically.

Not strictly compatible avec 1/72 scale, but the model is large enough to serve alongside modern armour et infantry, especially the Star Trek figurines released by Galoob Toys.

Ral Partha deserves praise for printing the name of the figurine designer directly on the package. Collectionistes want to know who designs their favorite models, et where to find more of them.

The figurine tips over backwards. It may be possible to sand the underside of the base ou bend the figurine forward slightly to correct this problem. We opted for a standard wargame base which stops the figurine from falling over.

The AKUMA is a very slow Mech, but it has thick armour et heavy weapons. Main armament consists of a 100 mm cannon, a particle cannon comparable to a 75 mm gun, et a multiple rocket launcher containing 30 unguided, fast et very effective missiles. The AKUMA is an excellent model, easy to assemble et fun to paint in an afternoon of spare time. The figurine is detailed et animated nicely, et it deserves a place in any collection of ultra-modern ou science-fiction models. Joueurs de Guerre will find the AKUMA a tough opponent, et game masters may want to use one ou two of them to break the routine of a modern armour simulation.

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