Master Box “Indian Wars Series” No. 2: Tomahawk Charge in 1/35th Scale MB35192
By Shawn W. Gehling
Master Box’s release of these two Warriors is well done, it is the second 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 35 pieces that have no flash.
It has two figures: One riding a horse and one on foot. Both are armed with a tomahawk, bow and arrows. The tomahawk was a close in (hand to hand) weapon. They both carry different types Tomahawks and both are very lethal. Both are dressed in “Buck Skin” Clothing
It also contains one horse. This one has the more traditional blanket/hide vice saddle.
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 Braves about to meet their enemy in mortal hand to hand combat, 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.