North Star Models
1/350 US Navy Figures

Reviewed by Timothy Dike
December 2013
North Star Models produces a wide variety of aftermarket accessories for modelers. This one is among the most amazing. It is one example of their US Navy figures in 1/350 scale. These figures are in working positions doing a variety of actions around the ship. 
These are the most lifelike figures I have seen in this scale. There are fifty two mostly Sailors doing the heavy work in this set. There are groups of them carrying shells, crates, and various sacks. I love the individuality of the figures. There is even one guy who found time to sit on a stack of sacks and another scratching his head, perhaps wondering what is going on. There are even a few guys sweeping the deck.  Click images
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These are all cast on a single resin wafer with virtually no flash. Many have resin supports running to some of the more fragile parts. To use them, just cut them away from the crowd at the base and carefully cut them at their shoes and remove any support runners. From their it should be a matter of painting and mounting them.
Last five images from the manufacturer.

If you need a crew to operate your ships, these guys are just the ticket. These guys are working harder than the other sets but you can still hire them for about  $0.48 a man! These guys are usable for prewar, ww2, or post way crews. This set is probably best for ships in port as many are moving stores and items that would already be put up when the ship got underway. There are two other sets for US Navy crew that should be considered as well they are:

This set is #NSA350510 US NAVY figures in working positions set 1 priced at $25.00, available direct from NorthStar or from Freetime Hobbies. Thanks to North Star Models for providing this review sample.