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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 03:37 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the latest figure set from MiniArt titled ''US Soldiers at Rest''.

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Taeuss
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 12:12 AM UTC
These are great poses and I hope that they soon offer a similar kit for other Allied soldiers such as Canadian, Aussies, etc as well!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:08 PM UTC
looks interesting
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:05 AM UTC
Smoking as a taboo-something like 75% of the US Military in WW2 smoked. Even if you are anti-smoking (and I most assuredly am) you really cannot portray WW2 soldiers at ease without at least some following the directive "smoke 'em if you got 'em".
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 11:54 AM UTC
When I joined the Army in the early 80's they were still giving us C-rats and they were starting to field the new MRE's. Both had the little packs of smokes. I'm a non-smoker but I learned those little things were worth their weight in gold to the chain smoking nic addict. Not to mention I hated policing up cigarette butts. I could trade them for their desert, gum, coffee, t.p, anything. I usually traded for deserts tho. I ate so many canned and dehydrated peaches that I have never and will never touch a peach again. Fresh, canned or otherwise. Also to make this realistic they need the guy walking off with his e-tool in hand to do his business.
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 09:53 PM UTC

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When I joined the Army in the early 80's they were still giving us C-rats and they were starting to field the new MRE's. Both had the little packs of smokes. I'm a non-smoker but I learned those little things were worth their weight in gold to the chain smoking nic addict. Not to mention I hated policing up cigarette butts. I could trade them for their desert, gum, coffee, t.p, anything. I usually traded for deserts tho. I ate so many canned and dehydrated peaches that I have never and will never touch a peach again. Fresh, canned or otherwise. Also to make this realistic they need the guy walking off with his e-tool in hand to do his business.

I never smoked until I got in the service ! If you smoked you got breaks . the c rats came with a little 4 cigarettes pack in them . they promoted smoking . Ive since quite .but back in Viet Nam we almost all smoked !!
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 10:01 PM UTC

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When I joined the Army in the early 80's they were still giving us C-rats and they were starting to field the new MRE's. Both had the little packs of smokes. I'm a non-smoker but I learned those little things were worth their weight in gold to the chain smoking nic addict. Not to mention I hated policing up cigarette butts. I could trade them for their desert, gum, coffee, t.p, anything. I usually traded for deserts tho. I ate so many canned and dehydrated peaches that I have never and will never touch a peach again. Fresh, canned or otherwise. Also to make this realistic they need the guy walking off with his e-tool in hand to do his business.



My Dad started his career during WW2 and he said that he quickly found out (he didn't smoke) what you did, the C-Ration of Cigs was worth its weight in gold. He was a Lieutenant and he found that giving his men his ration was a nice little reward for jobs well done.

Getting back to the kit though, from the photos the weapons, especially the M1 Garands seem to have quite a bit of flash around the triggers. This looks like it could be a pain to clean up, maybe getting other company's weapons would be a good idea?
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 05:29 AM UTC
Great set. I really like the Miniart line of figures and this set will come in very useful