Like I said in my earlier post, this model isnt for the faint of heart, took me about an hour to mount the figure correctly, but it can be done, as you can see in my pics.When this Conf. Raider kit is reissued, there might be a lot of exasperated posts concerning the saddle, bridle and stirrups! What struck me about this kit is that it requires a lot of patience and repeat-efforts, and must have been difficult for kids back in the days it was around (1959).
It's best to assemble the Confederate first, in the body position you want him, not painted yet, then put him on the saddle, to see where his feet and left hand end up; then match the reins to his left hand before putting the stirrups onto his boots; then glue the reins and saddle/stirrups as sub-assemblies, preferably before painting so that you're glueing unpainted plastic and can get a good bond.
Then when everything has been painted and the figure is being sat on the horse, the boots fit into the stirrups nicely and the left hand meets the reins just right because the positions have been measured and glued at the beginning.
There was a new version of The Haunted Tank that featured an Abrams in Iraq recently.HAH! I thought I was the only one who remembered "The Haunted Tank"! Cool, Rattrap! :thumbsup: