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MiniArt: USMC Tank Crew
In_War_and_Peace
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:29 PM UTC


Adie Roberts takes a close look at the USMC tank crew figures from MiniArt to see what you actually get with this set of figures.

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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:05 AM UTC
Good review. A couple clarifications. The guy in MARPAT camo is most likely supposed to be an infantryman or other ground pounder. He is talking on a Tank/Infantry (T/I) phone, which is attached to the rear of USMC (and Army) Abrams in a box next to the right side rear light housing so guys on the ground can talk to and direct the crew where to fire when supporting infantry. Also, he is carrying an M16A4 (rail as opposed to carrying handle on top), not an AR-15. AR-15 is the civilian version that only fires single shots.

The figue looks just like this pic.
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:26 AM UTC
"Thus with the reluctant blessings of the Great White Fathers". I know there was no disrespect intended but someone could have used better words.
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 03:59 AM UTC
Thank you very much, Gino, for pointing out those mistakes I have now corrected the gun At least all the best Adie
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 03:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text

"Thus with the reluctant blessings of the Great White Fathers". I know there was no disrespect intended but someone could have used better words.



Though not in quotation marks that is a quotation from period Marine officers. It's also a prevalent way among Marines of referring to the Navy Department.

It's only truly insensitive to the US government and shows solidarity and compassion with the downtrodden. It's irony and resentment shared at being a second class citizen subject to the whims of some all powerful governmental entity that likes to think it's being a generous parent.

Now where are the US Army tankers?
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:39 PM UTC
Thank you Bravo 1102. I will just be glad they are honoring Marine tankers and see it as such. It was something at present time we would have never had referred to the Navy. We respectfully called them our sister service. LOL.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 07:30 AM UTC
Where are the US Army tankers?
Epi
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 09:37 AM UTC
I contacted Miniart via Facebook about a month and a half ago and they said a couple of months for the Army set, so anytime soon. I need the set for two Abrams Im building for commission.