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American crew member sets WW2
americanpanzer
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Iowa, United States
Joined: May 12, 2014
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:34 PM UTC
Hi guys, looking for ideas for crew members for a couple old Tamiya kits, the M8 Greyhound (#35228) and the M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage; picked them up cheap over the last couple years and want to do dios with better crew members than the kit ones; suggestions welcome; I know MiniArt and Master Box have put some armored crew kits out lately; thanks
Jmarles
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 07:19 AM UTC
http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/35347/index.htm

Don't forget the new Tamiya crew set. Masterbox and Miniart make a variety, everything from casual poses and loading to combat positions.
americanpanzer
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 08:34 PM UTC
thank you for the ideas; I forgot about the Tamiya set; gives me some good options;
Vierville
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:53 AM UTC
The new Tamiya crew set is excellent- and comes with rank and unit decals!
Jmarles
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 06:10 AM UTC
I like the Tamiya kit, especially the guy in overalls. The MB and Miniart kits are pretty close in size, so you could mix them. And Dragon does a couple, including one with a guy walking with a jerrycan.

https://www.amazon.com/35-Mini-Art-Tank-Crew/dp/B005JPZP5Q

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mini-Close-Combat-U-S-35135/dp/B008N6ZEFO
http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=628713-Miniart-1/35-35126-US-Tank-Crew

https://www.emodels.co.uk/miniart-1-35-us-ammo-loading-crew-35190-model-figures.html


https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/dragon-135-us-tank-crew-nw-europe-1944/



americanpanzer
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 07:57 AM UTC
Thank you; got some great options there; I thought about some combos; appreciate the links;
j76lr
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: September 22, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:05 AM UTC
Im not a fan of Tamiya figures . the mini art are nice
Bravo1102
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 01:49 PM UTC

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Im not a fan of Tamiya figures . the mini art are nice


The last couple of sets are a huge step above anything they've done before. Big difference.

One thing I can't stand about all the US tanker sets is the near total lack of anyone in shirt sleeves. It's all jackets. Not even enough guys in plastic in coveralls. Certainly not enough to crew all those new Lee kits.