When the People’s Volunteer Army (PVA) of China intervened in the war for the first time in October 1950, this fresh and surprise input of troops helped reverse all the gains that the United Nations Command had made up till that point. Cyber-Hobby is now offering a useful 1/35 scale Orange Box set that depicts a Chinese tank and soldiers of the PVA that fought in the Korean War.
Cyber-Hobby’s Orange Box series is well known for offering excellent value for money, and this is certainly the case with this 1/35 scale Chinese combo. The T-35/85 tank specifically represents a typical late/post-war variant of the famous Russian tank, possessing spoked wheels. It’s accompanied by a set of Chinese volunteer soldiers, a subject that’s rather rare in plastic in this scale. The figures are versatile, with parts able to be swapped and modified to create novel poses such as for a “human wave” attack. With tanks usually accompanying infantry in PVA operations, these two items are just made for each other. Therefore, this PVA set is a real steal, or should that be “real steel”?