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MiniArt German Soldiers at Work
c5flies
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 02:31 PM UTC
Dave O'Meara takes a look at a nice set of Germans on a work detail, aptly named German Soldiers at Work, from MiniArt in 1/35.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
russamotto
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 02:58 PM UTC
This looks like a useful set. Thanks for the inclusion of the information about the RAD units.
AlanL
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 07:21 AM UTC
Hi Dave,

Thanks for the review, I see a few potential prisoners in this one.

Al
HARV
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Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 11:46 AM UTC
Nice review Dave, thank you.

I remember when this set was first announced prior to production. I was interested back then. I have a small vignette in mind and this set would work out perfect.

Thanks again,

HARV
dioman13
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 - 04:18 AM UTC
Here's a question for the button and seam counters . Would these figures work in a dio for the time period right after the war was over? I'm thinking of a reconstruction senario under armed guard. Just can't find the uniforms in my German Army uniform book so I'm not sure if they would fit, cloths wise for that time.
panzerfan18
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 - 07:48 AM UTC
This is a very nice set. The uniforms could work for regular Heer troops as they look very similar. The RAD tunic is close to the early war M36 (or M40 with grey collar), which were continued to be issued up to the end of the war. RAD troops were fighting on the Eastern front late in the war, so these could easily work in a post-war construction scene, with a Russian guard or two
Jmarles
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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 12:41 PM UTC
Great for small to medium sized dios! I imagine these guys installing road signs along the side of a road in Russia, maybe warning against Partisan activity or something....or making anti-tank ditches, or fences, maybe clearing an obstacle or repairing telegraph poles......great little kit with lots of character and possibility. Even splitting them up and making a couple of small dios isn't a bad idea - latrine duty anyone!

hopefully we'll see a Commonwealth version to go with the Tillies, CMP's and Bedfords!
retiredbee2
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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 01:06 PM UTC
With a little trim here and there and civilian colors the guy with the shovel and the one with the pick could easily pass for civillians. I like the wheelbarrow too........Al