I have today bought the mini statue of The Punisher (#4855 / 5000) and Ihave to say I am really happy with it.
It's my first mini statue and itfits in perfectly with my other Punsher pieces.
The statue may be relatively small but the sculpt, paintjob, details and finish are still top notch.
The look on Frank's face is incredible if you keep in mind he is about to pull the trigger and deliver a capital punishment verdict to the poor law-breaker who caught his attention.
Add to that the detail to Frank's costume and guns and it become clear that IMHO this piece is a little gem.
I have taken some pics of statue which I will post below. But before I do that I would like to say 'THANK YOU!' to Thomas who kindly allowed me to add this piece to my collection.
Thank you Thomas; it was a pleasure meeting you and your collection is breathtaking in every way possible!
Punisher is the recipient of multidisciplinary military training from the U.S. Marine Corps.
While a Marine, he also received training from the U.S. Army and Navy.
From this training, Punisher is proficient in not only basic infantry skills, but in special operations, which includes the use and maintenance of specialized firearms and explosive ordnance.
He is highly trained in infiltration into heavily-guarded enemy territories and structures for the purpose of assassination, captures, and military intelligence.
Also, he is trained in various forms of camouflage and stealth.
From his airborne training, Punisher is able to pack and maintain his own parachute rigs, as well as professionally control his landings, in daylight and at night. From his Navy UDT training, Punisher is well-skilled in extended underwater operations, including demolitions.
He is skilled with a great many types of explosives, ranging from simple dynamite to plastique to improvised explosives. His hand-to-hand combat skills are more then sufficient to allow him to incapacitate and kill men much stronger than he is, as well as to deal with groups of armed and unarmed enemies, killing them all without weapons if he deems it necessary.
He is also extremely deadly in knife training, preferring the knife he learned to fight with in the USMC: the ka-bar.
Additionally, he is a preternaturally-precise marksman.
He is thoroughly trained and experienced in unconventional ("guerilla") warfare. He is an armorer, a gunsmith, and an expert in field medicine.
The Punisher's ever-changing arsenal of weaponry includes various automatic and semi-automatic rifles, and an array of handguns, fragmentation and tear gas grenades, other explosives, and combat knives.
A personal favorite is his ballistic knife, which can launch its blade with lethal force.
He commonly uses M16 .223 caliber automatic rifles, Sterling Mark 6 9mm, semi-automatic rifles, 9mm Browning Llama automatic pistols, .45 caliber automatic frame rechambered for 9mm. ammunition, .223 caliber Derringers, and Gerber Mark II combat knives.
"Punishment is justice for the unjust."
- St. Augustine
"If he who breaks the law is not punished, he who obeys it is cheated. This, and this alone, is why lawbreakers ought to be punished: to authenticate as good, and to encourage as useful, law-abiding behavior. The aim of criminal law cannot be correction or deterrence; it can only be the maintenance of the legal order."
- Thomas Szasz
"He who does not punish evil commands it to be done."
- Leornardo da Vinci
Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!
Last edited by Force of Nature; August 26th, 2012 at 04:50:51 PM..
Thanks for checking out the thread guys!
If I ever get the chance to buy the FS I might pull the trigger but for now I am really happy with the mini statue.
Sideshow, Kotobukiya etc also make great statue but Bowen Designs contniues to be one of my all time favourites!