So here’s my first review, got the SS USAF Combat Controller today and thought i’d do a quick write-up. hopefully i’ll be able to get my camera back soon to get more pics than the ones here (all boxed up, sorry!). so here it is:
unlike SS typical wide 2-paneled boxes, this figure comes in a nice box with an outside slipcover featuring box-art with one of the promo pics, over a nice helo/jet background. under that is just the black box with metallic silver text/logos. the figure is housed inside this, in a foam encasing that houses the figure, rifle, pack, and gear (in baggies) in separate compartments. Personally, i think this is a cool and different packaging approach from SS, getting all the gear out was quick and without refuse.
very nice, has all the features of the TAD gear uni and looks good on the figure. as usual all pockets are working, some being kept closed with velcro. one of my favorite things about the uni are the upper-arm pockets. they each have a little lop to hold either a chemstick or pen. pretty cool detail carried over from the 1:1 TAD gear.
I really like this pack, modeled after the Mystery Ranch 3 day assault pack, it’s pretty big. top top has zips open, but unless i’m missing something the zipped that runs vertical doesn’t open. either way, it’s a great pack, and pretty cool looking IMO. the side pockets have a stretchy rim, and the shoulder straps are completely adjustable.
The chest-rig on this figure is a UW Gen-4 rig. I think the rig looks very good in the OD color, and all the straps, velco, and clips held perfectly tight on mine. there was no loose/non-sticky velcro here (i hate loose velcro). I personally like the set-up of this rig, and where everything goes, plus it looks very nice kitted up
the Vest is a MSA mesh concealment body-armor. admitedly, the mesh looks a little big, and porous, but on the figure, and under the rig i think it looks great.
This is probably the coolest HK416 variant from SS. it feature the Vltor stock, and lots of nice gear. the rifle has an Elcan Spectre sight, which i think looks great. it has a honey-comb attachment for the front, and a doctor sight to put up top. unlike the mix-up with the DEVGRU figure, this HK actually has all it’s iron sights too, to go with the flip-up front sight. It has a surefire light for it, which is the same one i think (or similar at least) from the 10th SFG exclusive. the light is wired with a to pressure tab tat sits in the grip just like the one from the SOAR figure. the set also includes a PEQ and more importantly and IZLID. with all this stuff put on the rifle looks pretty cool. definitely my favorite from SS yet.
Another M9, put in a SERPA holster. not new from SS so ot much to add here, but it looks good.
a Strider BT-GG. great looking knife! plus an awesome cloth sheath, not really sure what else to say, other than it looks fantastic.
Some good gear here. He comes with two radios, a headset, and and a folded/wire antenna. as for the other stuff, I really liked the little notepad of binded paper, thought it was pretty cool, and the retention lanyard has a big metal hook like on the SOAR pilot’s. the ITW Fast-Mags were cool to have. everything else is pretty standard and listed below. included are 3 Mechanix M-pact glove-hands
1x paper notepad (pretty cool item!)
1x wrist map
1x Multicam cap (very well made IMO)
1x black belt
1x wrist garmin gps
1x retention lanyard
2x ITW fast-mag, magazine holders
1x red smoke
4x Cayalume chemsticks
1x yellow pen
1X Hydration tube
Thanks for reading, and sorry for the lack of good pics! hopefully i can snap this guy all kitted out soon.