Master Box “Indian Wars Series”: Final Stand in 1/35th Scale MB35191
By Shawn W. Gehling
This is another Master Box’s release in the “Indian Wars Series”.
History: During the Indian Wars conducted from 1850-1890 The US Cavalry utilized Mountain Men, Rival Indian Tribes and Local Cowboys as Scouts, Trackers and Translators. These scouts were people that had knowledge about the tribes that they were fighting.
Contains 1 sprue with 50 pieces that have no flash.
It has two figures: One Cavalry Trooper (using his horse for cover) and one Scout/Tracker.
It also contains one horse (It is either down protecting the rider or dead/dying on the ground). The horse has the standard Cavalry saddle and personal items.
Conclusion: It appears that Master Box has another release that will fill a void that is not very common in plastic figures covering the US Indian Wars, and has lots of room for other sets in this time frame.
I highly recommend getting the Osprey “Men-at-arms” #168 US Cavalry on the Plains 1850–90. Written by Philip Katcher and Illustrated by Ronald Volstad, where you will find all the information on painting these figures accurately. Or “Men-at-arms” #63 The American Indian Wars 1860–90, also written by Philip Katcher and Illustratored by Gerry Embleton. Osprey has numerous other books covering this era and different Indian Nations and their specific garb.
Overall this should build into an outstanding replica of A US Calvary trooper and Scout, and is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys figures. I would like to thank Alexander Surzhenko of Master Box Models for the review kit.