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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 11:17 AM UTC


For 2018, MiniArt has lined up figure sets tank crews as well as infantry from various nationalities, WWII and modern era.

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Jmarles
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 11:44 AM UTC
Wow varied nations and uniforms. Quite interesting. The US in raingear will be most welcome and the modern US tankers look great and appropriately ethnically diverse. Again, the Germans have M 1940 jackets and gaiters. That makes a second set like this now. A bit odd. Anyway, a little something for everyone. I wouldn't mind a Free French tank crew though. And I would love to see a generator set - both portable "putt-putts" and towed versions - and compressors too! Fingers crossed! It would make sense after all for a German tank crew to be using the radio when the tank isn't running...a gennie set would be perfect!
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:33 PM UTC
Like the USMC tankers at rest. 3 out of the 4 can be used as US Army tankers, just change the head of the one throwing the football. the one with the body armor can not be used as an Army tanker because the body armor are different between Army and USMC.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 01:05 PM UTC

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Like the USMC tankers at rest. 3 out of the 4 can be used as US Army tankers, just change the head of the one throwing the football. the one with the body armor can not be used as an Army tanker because the body armor are different between Army and USMC.



100% agreed! Itís long overdue to have figures in relaxed poses in just CVC coveralls. Canadian Cougar AVGP crews wore the U.S. CVC coveralls in Somalia and Bosnia in the 1990s.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 01:15 PM UTC
There you go Jason B. I think Israel tankers also wear or wore our NOMAX coveralls also.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 01:20 PM UTC
Im still waiting for their Modern US Army tankers. I contacted MiniArt via FB and they said soon and that was two months ago. I need them for a commission build.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 04:27 PM UTC
Wow! MiniArt are spoiling us aren't they?

Soviet Tank Crew from the 50s caught my eye and surely the US soldiers in rain gear - specifically the ones wearing ponchos - could be wrestled into more modern figures with say, modifications to the boots, a helmet cover, and a replacement weapon? We were discussing the paucity of decent figures for USAREUR recently on another post, yet these might help a bit until something else comes along.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 07:08 PM UTC
Love that raingear set. are these WWII era?
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 09:24 PM UTC
The US Infantry wearing the wet weather gear is on my buy list.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 09:43 PM UTC
Nice looking sets, like the US troops in rain gear especially.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 10:14 PM UTC
Rain gear is so general that they could be anything if you just switch out the boots and heads.

As they are, they're late World War II -mid 1950s. A bit of putty to blouse over the double buckles and the guys in ponchos are good for up to 1980. I saw the rain coats when I was in, ca. 1987-97 but as a tank crewman I had pickle suit rain gear.

And relaxing guys in nomex? Wow.
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 12:30 AM UTC
TNX Bravo1102!
Jmarles
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 04:03 AM UTC

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Rain gear is so general that they could be anything if you just switch out the boots and heads.

As they are, they're late World War II -mid 1950s. A bit of putty to blouse over the double buckles and the guys in ponchos are good for up to 1980. I saw the rain coats when I was in, ca. 1987-97 but as a tank crewman I had pickle suit rain gear.

And relaxing guys in nomex? Wow.



You could even add German boots and heads to the US raingear guys and voila "Ambush at Poteau" 2.0.
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 05:13 AM UTC
Some nice stuff here, as usual. The US troops in raingear has my vote. Nice poses.
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 09:37 AM UTC
Wow, has this company come a long way over just the last five years or so? These new sets look terrific. My wallet is gonna get hammered.
Jmarles
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 10:32 AM UTC
I'm really liking their new stuff. Their Stuka zu Fuss on a trailer looks cool and some nice German Tankers in a Kharkov winter setting, including a couple guys in sheepskin vests.
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 01:23 PM UTC

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There you go Jason B. I think Israel tankers also wear or wore our NOMAX coveralls also.



We had both, Israeli and US made Nomex overalls. Most of us preferred the Israeli one because it was made out of a softer material and suited the body more. The US made one was bulky, no matter what size you took, but it had more pockets.
It was really a matter of personal preference; you could always swap with your fellow tankers in case you didnít like the one youíve been issued. Alll crews in my squadron had mixed (Israeli/US) overalls.
Except for the guy in the body armor, which is obviously unsuitable as an IDF tanker, all you need to do is swap the heads for some generic ones and they can be used as IDF tank crewmen. Love the Nomex gloves sticking out of the front pocket, thatís exactly how I used to put them.
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 08:47 PM UTC
These sets look terriffic! I especially like the US soldiers in rain gear... they remind me of the statues of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 11:12 PM UTC
Amazing sets- first NY resolution shot to hell on the back of this announcement alone...my poor wallet!
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 01:40 AM UTC
Wow is all i can say. Remember when Dragon was the leader in dio figures? Seems like a faint memory now. Miniart should have Ron Volstad do their art now that they're clearly leading the way. Good on them.
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 08:57 PM UTC
I like the German figures at rest. Bravo!
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 09:14 PM UTC
The GI raingear guys look brilliant ! The germans at rest also,plus they could easily be used as casualties at a front line aid station with very little work.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 04:59 AM UTC
This set is cool

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1120168-miniart-35280-german-tank-crew-kharkov-1943