In my first part review of this 3A Punter Bot Sniper figure HERE, I covered the box packaging and a undressed i.e. basic grunt looking figure without the full gear. This was then followed up with a review of Punter wearing the assault and load bearing vests as well as the boonie hat but without the camouflage ghillie suit (pictures HERE). So finally we get to see how threeA (3A) BBICN Exclusive World War Robot (WWR) 1/6 scale Bot Sniper Punter 12-inch Figure really looks like fully suited up.
The 3A Bot Sniper camouflage ghillie suit is not so much worn but more tied together. There are strings located in the reverse side for you to tie the camouflage "netting" to the figure's arms and neck so that the ghillie suit stays in place and does not slip off. Unlike BBI Elite Force 1/6 scale USMC Sniper "Snake" 12-inch figure which came with a full ghillie suit with "strips" which you had to manually tie to complete the look (you can view the pictures HERE), 3A WWR Punter Bot Sniper ghillie suit is less of a suit and more of a "cover" - you just lay it on top of the figure's existing outfit and tie it down in place with strings at strategic locations, two for each arm and one for the neck. Scroll down to see more.
The camouflage ghillie cover is rather effective in breaking up the shape of the figure and if you were to put it among the vegetation, it'll probably stay very well hidden.
From the back, he just looks like a Christmas tree ;p
The front of the figure is not covered because snipers usually lie on their abdomen in a prone position when in their "hide site", a covered and concealed position from which a sniper and his team can conduct surveillance and/or fire at targets. A good hide conceals and camouflages the sniper effectively, provides cover from enemy fire and allows a wide view of the surrounding area.
That is the reason why I didn't want to put on the camouflage ghillie suit first in my reviews as I wanted to show pictures of how Punter looks without the sniper camouflage suit. Once the ghillie goes on, all the nice details will be obscured.
The main purpose of ghillie suits and hide sites is to break up the outline of a person with a rifle. Many snipers use ghillie suits to hide and stay hidden. Ghillie suits vary according to the terrain into which the sniper wishes to blend. For example, in dry, grassy wasteland the sniper will typically wear a ghillie suit covered in dead grass.
Military sniper training aims to teach a high degree of proficiency in camouflage and concealment, stalking, observation and map reading as well as precision marksmanship under various operational conditions. Trainees typically shoot thousands of rounds over a number of weeks, while learning these core skills.
You can see how BIG, Long and HUGE 3A made Punter's sniper rifle to be. All the better to snipe warbots I guess ;p In reality, it would be impossible to lift the rifle, let alone carry it. Plus the size would make it almost impossible to move around stealthily and quietly, something snipers must do so as not to attract attention. Although unrealistic, Punter lives in the imaginary world created by Ashley Wood so everything is exaggerated for effect which is one of the quirky things I like about the universe of World War Robot. So what if it's unreal? It's done for visual effect and immediate impact and that's what you get :)
Here's a view from end of the barrel of the HUGE sniper rifle.
And here are more close-up shots / views of 3A BBICN Exclusive World War Robot WWR 1/6 scale Bot Sniper Punter 12-inch Figure. This is only my second threeA figure after 3A Popbot: 1/6 scale Pathfinder Oya TK Ono 12-inch figure and I'm liking them a lot :) nice additions to the ever growing toy collection.
WWR Bot Sniper Punter: now you see him, now you don't... concealment is the key
And here's a parting shot.
Snipers are trained to squeeze the trigger straight back with the ball of their finger, to avoid jerking the gun sideways. The most accurate position is prone, with a sandbag supporting the stock, and the stock's cheek-piece against the cheek. In the field, a bipod can be used instead. 3A WWR 1/6 scale sniper rifle is big, huge and comes with a bipod which can be extended or retracted depending on the intended usage. Click on the picture to get a bigger and better view of World War Robot WWR 1/6 scale Bot Sniper Punter sniper rifle.
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Other 1/6 scale 3A figures already reviewed:
JANUARY 10, 2011 - Ashley Wood 1:6 scale ThreeA Badbot REVIEW I
JANUARY 11, 2011 - Ashley Wood 14.5" ThreeA Badbot REVIEW II
NOVEMBER 24, 2011 - Review 1: BBICN ThreeA Popbot: 1/6 Pathfinder Oya TK Ono 12-inch figure
NOVEMBER 25, 2011 - Review 2: BBICN ThreeA Popbot exclusive: Pathfinder Ono Tomorrow Kings Oyabun
NOVEMBER 29, 2011 - Review 3: BBICN ThreeA Popbot exclusive Pathfinder Oya TK Ono