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X Review: Beachhead

X Review: Beachhead

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The paint work on this figure is very subdued, almost to the point of non-existence. He’s molded in these gray/tan desert colors, with applications of the opposing colors on each, but to a very minor degree. The most paint is on his upper arms, where you get the ranger logo on the left, and the (intentionally) backwards flag on the right.

For those that don’t know why this is, or think it’s a mistake, here’s a lesson for you:

“The blue field of stars should always be in the highest position of honor. When viewing the flag on a wall, the highest position of honor is the upper left when displayed horizontally, and at the top (upper left) when displayed vertically. When displayed on a “moving object” like a person or vehicle, the highest position of honor is the front, and not the rear; so the field of blue should be displayed to the front.”

Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

I’d like to add, that while the paint work is nicely subdued, the colors don’t work all that well for Beachhead. At least not for anyone looking for a 30th interpretation of him that draws from classic inspiration. It’s not green, and I don’t know if I like this better than the green, but I think the green is definitely old news and should be retired. This is a step in the right direction. I think something more along the lines of his POC figure would be more fitting than this, and certainly infinitely better than the classic/25th colors.

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Beachhead comes loaded for battle. Two combat knives, the pistol and silencer, two SMGs, the M-4 rifle that’s come with several figures so far, and a really nice vest with all manner of pockets and pouches. Again, he can’t carry everything, but he can carry more at once than a lot of figures can, however it would have been nice if they’d made some way for him to pack it all and take it with him, rather than have to leave stuff behind.

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