Master Box “Indian Wars Series” No. 1: Apache Attack in 1/35th Scale MB35188
By Shawn W. Gehling
Master Box’s release of these Apache Warriors is outstanding. It is the first of hopefully many other kits covering the “American Indian Wars”.
History: During the Indian Wars conducted from 1850-1890 The US Cavalry was tasked with keeping the indigenous people (Native American Indians) in line as the masses spread into the rough unsettled Western States and Territories. The local Indian Tribes often accepted the “White Man” into their lands, but soon found out that they weren’t there to share the land, but to take it for their own. War broke out in numerous locations.
Contains 1 sprue with 28 pieces that have no flash.
It has two figures: One riding a horse and one on foot. Both are dressed in typical Apache attire and are carrying rifles (not the lever action repeating rifles shown on the front picture).
It also contains one horse. The horse has the western saddle, which were sometimes used when captured from the Cavalry or cowboys.
Conclusion: It appears that Master Box has another series, this one covering the US Indian Wars, and has lots of room for other sets in this time frame.
I highly recommend getting the Osprey “To Live and Die in the West – The American Indian Wars Written by Jason Hook and Martin Pegler. Illustrated by Christa hook, Peter Sarson, David Sque & Richard Hook. (This book put three of their previous books into one book). 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 two Apache Braves, and is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys figures of this era. I would like to thank Alexander Surzhenko of Master Box Models for the review kit.