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Post-Apocalypse Stalker Woman
Girl (stalker) Fantasy Model After the Disaster
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

Encounter
Girl (Stalker) is a new 1/35 resin figure from Armor35. Part of the fantasy range After the Disaster this kit is item ARM35909, one of two female figures titled Girl (stalker). (The other is item ARM35911, a woman in more Western clothes and wearing an FBI cap.) Both are available in 1/35 and 1/16.

After the Disaster also features two (at the time of this review) grotesque 1/35 freak animal mutants, Monster 1, and Monster 2 (reviewed over on ModelGeek). Both are available in 1/35 and 1/16.

Curious of the meaning of "stalker," I looked up the word in regards to Russian culture. In the 1970s a sci-fy film was produced, Roadside Picnic. That movie was about people sneaking into a prohibited area, "The Zone," to scrounge artifacts and alien technology. The guide/tracker was known as a Stalker. Armor35 does not offer any insight to the inspiration of their model titles so perhaps "stalker" is meant to be a sniper or a hunter?

The Model
Armor35 packs Girl (Stalker) in their standard small carton decorated with eye-catching apocalyptic colors. The box art is a glossy label of the product, shown both undecorated and painted. Inside the box kit 35909 is contained in a zip-lock baggie.

This is the most complex figure model I have yet examined from Armor35. Ten gray resin pieces are attached to several pour blocks:
    Head with hair; cap; tarp roll; pouch
    Greatcoat and torso
    Legs and feet
    Hands
    Kalashnikov and backpack

Typical of Armor35 parts, all of the pieces are beautifully cast without any flaws - flash, mold seams, air pocks, sink holes.

I look forward to how she will fit together.

Detail
I am not familiar with modern Russian military kit and yet I presume that she is dressed in it. The greatcoat reaches her boots and she wears baggy pants with elastic around the knees. She wears a tee-shirt under the coat.

The head and hands are separate parts. The head is a two-piece assembly with the face and head with shoulder-length hair, and a cap with glasses. The face is nicely sculpted. While the head without the cap seems small, with the cap attached the head is proportioned properly per the classic artist ratio of 6-7 heads of height for a human.

Each hand is individually cast. Delicate small fingers and thumbs are posed to grip the AK.

Her stalker kit is a stockless Kalashnikov, a gas mask molded onto the coat, and a backpack, rolled mat, and pouch.

Painting and Assembly Instructions
None. Armor35 molds indents and slots for the parts to fit together. Test-fitting shows this model will go together easily.

For painting one either refers to the boxart or uses one's knowledge of Russian military gear, or one's imagination.

Conclusion
Girl (Stalker) 35909 is a beautifully cast figure of a fun disturbing genre. The fidelity of detail is remarkable and casting is excellent. It should be very easy to assemble and paint.

Modelers of sci-fi and fantasy subjects should be enthusiastic about this figure. Recommended.
SUMMARY
Highs: The fidelity of detail is remarkable and casting is excellent. Test-fitting shows this model will go together easily.
Lows: Minor - no painting guidance.
Verdict: Modelers of sci-fi and fantasy subjects should be enthusiastic about this figure.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: ARM35909
  Related Link: Other Girl (stalker)
  PUBLISHED: Jun 19, 2018
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.03%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 93.83%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

Copyright 2018 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.



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