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MasterBox German Tankhunters
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 06:58 PM UTC
Just posted, by Robert Blokker (FAUST) is a built review of of Masterbox Ltd.''s recent figure releases - 3515: German Tankhunters. This is a 3-figure set of 1/35th scale figures. The full-build review can be seen:


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 09:30 PM UTC
Nice job on the review Robert. Glad to see you back on the contributor lists.

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 12:59 AM UTC
Ola Jim

Thanks for the compliments mate. I really appreciate them. There will be some more stuff following for review... some stuff I couldn't add under the old "Regime".

With friendly greetz

Robert Blokker
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 08:44 PM UTC
Apologies for going against the grain- but to my eye there is a marked difference between the poses on the boxart and the actual built figs.
Initially I was impressed by the poses - the way the guy with the panzerfaust was leaning back on his heels , bent at the waist, and looking toward the horizon- but the actual fig does not represent this, being too straight and unanimated, resulting in an uninspiring relaxed pose.
Similarly the guy bent over is barely bent at the knee, and there is a striking difference to the angle of his back to the ground, making him merely appear to be resting, in comparison to the artwork, which depicts an alert guy peering between the buildings or trees at an oncoming target.
Still in saying all that I will probably get a set, but they will require a fair bit of surgery to replicate the the poses on the boxart.
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2008 - 10:05 PM UTC
Hello

The kit is quite decent, and I enjoyed building it. However, I have some comments about it.

The first one - the rifles are not K-98. They look much more like an Enfield. Not much a problem to replace, but still a bit disturbing. In my case I replaced them with a Tamiya Kar98, Dragon MP40, and Italeri Sten.
The second thing is, that the gas mask containers, which were a must when using the early "Ofenrohr" AT-launcher, which had no shield. Not a problem for the good-assorted parts box, but might be a problem for a beginner.
The third issue is - the box art features much more equipment then in the box. Shovels, etc are missing. Same solution as above.

But generally seen, a set I enjoyed, and which builds a nice group in my latest Diorama.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 12:12 AM UTC

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Apologies for going against the grain- but to my eye there is a marked difference between the poses on the boxart and the actual built figs.


I know where you are coming from Steven
I had this grievance with some DML figure kits, especially since the beaut Ron Volstad box art was not matched with the included figures. Funny thing is that I know not of any resin figure companies that use similar amazing boxart, as I'm certain this would result in a more comparable figure inside...
This is in no way detracting from a good review by Robert!
Have to ask though; any reason why the Panzershreck bloke is so jovial?
Brad