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MiniArt GAZ-AAA truck
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 05:33 PM GMT+7
Tom Cromwell has a good look at MiniArt''s new GAZ-AAA heavy Soviet WWII cargo truck.

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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 10:50 AM GMT+7
Psst, Tom, I'll swap you my two Soviet figures for your German ones!

Odd that MiniArt has gone with the Beutepanzer option here, though I'm sure thousands of these were captured in the first months of the Great Patriotic War.
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 02:51 PM GMT+7
Hey Bill, you're on! MiniArt would've scored better if they offered both sets in the box - I'm sure the extra cost would be negligible.

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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 02:54 PM GMT+7
Bill, I'll trade yah.

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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 03:06 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the mention Tom, and good review, the dealies under the front are VERY Fragile, so much care is needed there. the plastic can be a little brittle too, so watch out when removing stubs. and small pieces. The Build is on hold for a little while till i get some paint sorted.
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 03:24 PM GMT+7

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I'm sure thousands of these were captured in the first months of the Great Patriotic War.



This one is the Model 1940 (MiniArt 35136):



A few more pics in this thread :
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=98324

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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 03:34 PM GMT+7
a quick question, I'm looking for a a passenger figure ( German) that has hopped out for a quick look under the hood, suggestions?. resin or styrene.
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 04:41 PM GMT+7
Hi James,

Glad you liked the mention! For figures I'd suggest looking at the various "repair crew" sets like MA's own 35011 German Tank Repair Crew or their 35062 German Soldiers at Rest (The guy bending over to wash his hands could easily be reaching in to twiddle a spark-plug lead...). Be prepared to mix&match limbs to get an ideal pose!

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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 04:51 PM GMT+7

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a quick question, I'm looking for a a passenger figure ( German) that has hopped out for a quick look under the hood, suggestions?. resin or styrene.



Hi James

If I remember correctly the Zvezda Merc truck had a figure looking under the bonnet. If you didn't want to buy the truck kit, as nice as it is, you could see if someone has it left over from a build prepared to part with it.

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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 04:55 PM GMT+7
Me again

This is the figure, as possible.



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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 05:40 PM GMT+7

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... German Soldiers at Rest (The guy bending over to wash his hands could easily be reaching in to twiddle a spark-plug lead...).


Tom, is that what Brits call "spending a penny"? LOL I believe he's supposed to be relieving himself....

Frenchy, I can't tell from the color photo whether the Germans repainted the trucks, though it looks green to my eyes. And if repainted, what color? Panzer Gray, I assume in the Early War, though the last photo on the first page of that link you posted is clearly a dusty tri-color camo. There is also a Nazi parade some pages later with a striped-camo paint job.

Greg, it's not exactly a fair trade, LOL.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 02:27 PM GMT+7
Bill

I don't believe the new owners would repaint the truck panzer grey...but camouflage is another story.
Talking about useable figures, maybe one of these would do the job ?



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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 05:27 AM GMT+7
Hey Guys! Im going to go for the Germans at rest set. Thanks for the suggestions. Frenchy, I was one click away from that set last week, but my budget didnt allow!

about the figure with the mautiler, I wouldnt be comfortable painting that much flesh!! maybe after practice, Cheers Alan! J
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 04:16 PM GMT+7

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I don't believe the new owners would repaint the truck panzer grey...



I stand corrected ! I hadn't noticed the panzer grey option was included in the kit schemes

Frenchy