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Alpine Miniatures has updated its catalog with four new kits in 1/16 and 1/35 scales.
1/35 Scale
  • WW2 US Infantry NCO Winter (35241)
  • WW2 US Jeep Driver (35242)
  • WW2 US NCO & Driver Set (35P243)
1/16 Scale
  • Ammo Carrier, 12 SS Panzer Division "HJ" (16038)
For further details, please visit: http://www.alpineminiatures.com

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Fantastic looking US figures, but why include the M3 grease gun? That limits the usefulness of the figure to represent only a few units in Europe very late in WWII, since that weapon was developed in 1944 and fielded In very small numbers late in the war. It would have been better to include the M1 Carbine or Thompson SMG. I suppose it can be converted though.
DEC 11, 2017 - 04:08 AM
I like the driver figure. Very fine and useful
DEC 11, 2017 - 04:32 AM
Try adopted for service in 1943, in stateside training by February 1944 with 600,000 made by wars end . First widespread combat use was in Market Garden in September. The OSS was already using them in clandestine operations in occupied Europe. Though uncommon many follow on units arriving in Winter of 1944 had them. That coat and double buckle boots were also prized possessions so he might be some lucky supply guy.
DEC 11, 2017 - 04:45 AM
Happy Holidays, gents! Thanks for taking time to leave comments.
DEC 11, 2017 - 05:15 AM
As for the NCO fig with M3 grease gun, I was trying to make a unique US figure. I though the combination of greatcoat and M3 grease gun was rarely portrayed in miniature figures.
DEC 11, 2017 - 05:19 AM
I wonder if the driver from fit into a M8 greyhound
DEC 11, 2017 - 05:57 AM
Try adopted for service in 1943, in stateside training by February 1944 with 600,000 made by wars end . First widespread combat use was in Market Garden in September. The OSS was already using them in clandestine operations in occupied Europe. Though uncommon many follow on units arriving in Winter of 1944 had them. That coat and double buckle boots were also prized possessions so he might be some lucky supply guy.[/quote] M3 was adopted for service in the OSS, that's what the original intent was-- to give them to partisans. But they never saw widespread use in Europe in WWII. Most units didn't receive them until very late, post Maket Garden, if at all-- it wasn't until the M3A1 became available that they were issued Army wide. I see Taesung Harmms has said he sculpted the figure because he hadn't seen many figures with the M3 out there-- and that's the reason he hadn't seen them-- it wasn't a common weapon in Europe during the bulk of the war. It's accuracy has always been an issue, we had them as self defense Weapons in M60s-- there was no "qualification" standard-- only "familiarization"... we were specifically trained to stick them out of the hatch and rotate them above our head to "clean off" the outside of the tank. VR, Russ
DEC 11, 2017 - 08:28 AM
Hope that Alpine offers the HJ figure in 1/35th for the majority of us out here!
DEC 11, 2017 - 03:36 PM
WSS grenadiers coming early next year!
DEC 12, 2017 - 05:30 AM
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