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Miniart German Artillery Crew
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 07:48 PM UTC
Here's a new figure set from Miniart, to go with any German guns you might have lying around!

Miniart's German Artilery Crew



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
exer
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 11:26 PM UTC
I really like these and the other new Miniart sets coming out. They have loads of charachter. A thought occurs to me that they might be convertable to a stretcher bearing party, what do you think?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 05:38 PM UTC
a bit late i know, but anybody obtaining any of the miniart figures is in for a treat

i've had a couple of sets now and the quaility in general is fantastic

ok the heads and hands may seem a little 'heavy' but with a bit of cleaning up they are fine and of course there's always the hornet replacements.

the uniform details are stunning, the figures are creased and look like they been wearing the clothes for some time, they don't have that 'just dressed' look of dragon or tamiya figures

buy a set and i'm sure you won't be dissapointed
Kinggeorges
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - 06:00 PM UTC
Hi evrybody,

My hobbyshop just called me to inform me they has received this set.
I waited for this since a long time.
Pat : that's the idea I had when I first saw them. They will be perfect for that.

Julien
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2007 - 11:53 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Excellent thinking Pat., they look like they would fit a stretcher party with one new or slightly altered right arm (the guy in the top left). Make a nice addition to the prisoners.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2007 - 12:50 PM UTC

Quoted Text

A thought occurs to me that they might be convertable to a stretcher bearing party, what do you think?


Been looking forward to this set for some time. Got a few of the "Germans at work" kits, and with all the poses pushing and pulling, I can imagine lots of interesting scenarios in dios to come. Good idea Pat, I didnīt see that one myself!
The fact that the include figures without jackets and combat harness, opens up a lot of possibilities. This was something that modellers have been asking for, for years.

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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2007 - 01:42 PM UTC
Nice to see some figures in relative "undress". Thanks for the review, Vinnie.


Quoted Text

Make a nice addition to the prisoners.



Now there's a great idea. Nice one, Al.

Rudi
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 11:29 AM UTC
a quick question about miniart: I have only ever purchased one kit from miniart and it was a german tank crew and I have to say the fit was horrible, had to bust out my mom's spatula and the tamiya putty, I was wondering if this is the norm with miniart or if I can expect better from other ( or newer ) kits??

thanks

Trev
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 02:51 PM UTC
Hello Trevor : since their first releases, Miniart has done tremendous progress. The last kit I bought was russian officer field breifing, and believe me, they are top notch !!! They fit perfectly.

Rudi : You thief !!!!!! I have a copyright on that idea ! :-)

Best,
Julien
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 05:04 PM UTC
Trevor, check out the MiniArt reviews here:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showmaker&makerid=236
bakedearth
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 06:22 AM UTC
thanks you guys I ended up getting the russian tank crew 43-45 set. you know the one were they are all wearing sheepskin jackets. I look forward to putting them together and seeing the difference between them and the previous miniart kit i bought. by the way that other miniart kit which was so bas was 2002.
Jamesite
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 03:08 PM UTC
Looks like a nice kit. Its nice to see manufacturers coming out with some 'less conventional' ideas and poses.

James
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 03:16 PM UTC
I totally agree with you James.
Non conventional poses, but also clothes as it's rare to see german in shirts. It allows you to represent them as POW, or in their camp etc...
The next step for them I hope is to release allied figures and non russian field related figures.;.

Julien
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007 - 10:04 AM UTC
I would have thought that the Tank Maintanance sets (both German and Russian) would have been used a lot more by now. How often do you see a photo of the crew of a AFV lazing about? Usualy the first thing when they stop is maintanance... Clean that barrel, tighten those tracks, check the oil, grease the greasepoints, your tank is only as good as it's maintanance... And yes, I have some in the works myself. But at my rate of work that could be a while before it gets finished, or it may be done next week..... . And no, it's not German this time either.. :-)

Henk