Stan "Long Haul" Thompson
Master Box Ltd out of Ukraine has found a niche in providing figures for both stand-alone scenes or add-ons for current kits. This kit, Stan Thompson, Long Haul Trucker adds to their series designed to add to and compliment 1/24 scale semi trucks of all kinds.
This kit is meant to represent a truck standing by his rig with his gloved hands hooked into is pockets. The kit is one sprue of seven parts which is well done and free of flash. Assembly is simple, glue to the torso together and the legs, Glue those together and add the arms and head. Sand the seams and minimally fill any seams and prime and you are ready for paint. It is to be noted that the only real seam was between the torso and legs and took a very small dab of putty to fill.
The colorful box art has color call out for the kit in Vallejo, Tamiya, Mastercolor and Lifecolor but the excellent box art is all you really need. Painting was done on the flesh using Scale 75 paints. I painted the pants a dark blue and then a backwash and a dry brush of blue-gray to represent won jeans. The kit listed the shirt as gray and it was painted that color with multiple washes and highlights. I finished off the kit with painting the boots and hair and black driving gloves.
This is a fun kit and would make a great addition to a trucker diorama especially using the other figures in the kit.
Recommended to both figure and automotive builders. My thanks to Stevens International and Mega Hobby for the opportunity to build this kit