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Miniart U.S. Tank Crew
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2012 - 05:50 AM UTC
Russ Amott builds Miniart's U.S. Tank Crew, a set of five figures dressed for a full range of weather options.

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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2012 - 01:36 PM UTC
Thanks, James. That was quick. I'm hoping to get them painted and get some photos if time allows.
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2012 - 04:57 PM UTC
Nice review Russ I just wish all of the figure manufacturers would consider including decals with their products as I believe it is the next logical step to impress their customers.
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2012 - 06:34 AM UTC
Very helpful review. I especially appreciated you going the extra mile by partially assembling figures and then photographing them on models to show how they could be posed realistically for incorporation into a diorama.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - 12:48 AM UTC
Darren and Fred, thank you. I agree on decals in figure kits. It would be a major selling point and the cost would be minimal.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 06:09 AM UTC
Having been one of the "Oh no, not more Germans " guys, you KNOW that I have ordered both sets of these new US tankers. They should arrive today or tomorrow. YES...........PS.... I agree with Darren and think that All figures should come with patch decals. It would be a very nice addition. After all, the kits come with decals . Why not the figures ????
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 08:05 PM UTC
Hi Russ,
Can you clarify that you did indeed get decals inside this kit's box? The box does not indicate decals are included and the sample I just got direct from MiniArt had no decals either.

Why didn't you take a photo of the decals?

Thanks,
Jim
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 11:52 PM UTC
Yes, it does include decals. Tri color armored division patch for each crew member, plus chevrons for the sgt. and private.
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 11:18 AM UTC
Hi Russ,
Thanks for that. Oddly it must be some kind of mistake as I checked with our contact at MiniArt and they are saying no decals with any of these recent releases (Close Combat, US Tankers, British Tankers).

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 12:04 PM UTC
It's my mistake. I condensed my modeling table and had help boxing things up. The decal from the Dragon tank crew that came with the M-24 I had out was placed in the Miniart box. The Miniart kit does not contain decals. I am very sorry for the error. I have no idea what other surprises await me when I unpack.