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German Tank Crew, Normandy 1944
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 10:05 PM UTC
Just added to the ever-growing lineup of figures sets out there, MiniArt gives us their German Tank Crew, Normandy 1944. A really nice depiction of 5 relaxed tankers from the Normandy front of WWII.

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jrutman
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013 - 02:18 AM UTC
I really like these new sets that Miniart is putting on the market. With a little clean up and sometimes a new resin head they look very good.
This guy was from this review kit
He has another head and some other tweeks but the basic figgie is very nice!
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013 - 04:49 AM UTC
Nice job there Jerry!! Sometimes a new head is the way to go!! He looks much happier now than the chap in the set !!
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013 - 10:16 PM UTC
Thanks for the review Mario. Looks like a nice set.
please all be aware that these are rather specific figures. They are all wearing the German U boat leathers acquired by LAH from Italian stocks while serving in Italy post Kursk, except for the commander who appears to be wearing some sort of generic tank overalls. The leathers are only known to have been worn by 12SS "HJ", and other sub - units of ISS Pz Kps, mainly 101 SS sPz Abteilung. The poses are based on a well known series of photos taken of "HJ" during training in Belgium and the Low Countries. Only shame is that they didn't include the guy playing the guitar and the snare drummer! These figures appear to be "youthful" as they should, note the long hair, average age of "HJ" including senior officers 18 years.
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 12:27 AM UTC

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Thanks for the review Mario.



No problem, but I just published the review Todd wrote. So, it is his work, not mine.

Thank you for your thoughts, very interesting info.

Mario
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 04:45 AM UTC
Hi Steve!!

Its not a bad set...some standard cleanup and a couple smaller not so standard but nothing a little love and care would help. Thanks for the valuable information on the uniforms. I find it rather mind boggling from time to time to date and place the hundreds of different uniforms used by the collective many. I have a few links to decent sites showing different uniforms...the research for one figure set would end up taking more than a month to track down who what where when and why on all the technical stuff...not to conducive to getting a review out in a timely manner. Keep the great info coming though....very helpful!!