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US Army Sniper, Iraq

Adalbertus 120mm US Army Sniper, Iraq Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2017 Manufacturer Adalbertus
Subject US Army Sniper, Iraq Scale 120mm
Kit Number 12001 Primary Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Excellent quality casting and sculpting Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) Out of Production

First Look

Adalbertus is a brand of figures produced by Arma Hobby of Poland. They produce excellent quality figures which assemble easily and only need painting and weathering to bring them to life. This kit represents an Army marksman/sniper from the first or second Gulf War.

US Army Sniper, Iraq

As you can see in the image above, the kit comes with a beautifully cast torso, separately cast arms, helmet, M4 sniper rifle w/scope, magazines in pouches, canteen, and more. The figure is beautifully cast and easy to clean up and assemble. All it lacks is a good paint job to replicate the right camouflage BDUs for the time period/unit you're modeling.

The bad news is that Arma has announced that they are terminating production of their Adalbertus and Attack Squadron products, so if you've considered these figures in the past, get them now as they will be gone soon. While Arma is planning to sell the molds for their products, there is no telling if any new owners can match the casting quality of Arma Hobby. Last call!

My sincere thanks to HobbyZone USA for this review sample!