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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:51 AM UTC
A review of the new Trumpeter German Anti-Aircraft Gun Crew with a quick build of one of the figures.

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Thudius
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 08:00 AM UTC
Wow. Those make Tamiya stuff from the early 70s look like Alpine.

Kimmo
Hisham
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 08:06 AM UTC
I don't understand why Trumpeter continues to have a problem making good figures.. there are many talented sculptors around.. even newcomers like MENG and Takom are doing good figures

Hisham
1stjaeger
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:09 AM UTC

I would call them caricatures...but they are not funny enough!!
What a waste of resources!!!!!!

R.
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 11:03 AM UTC
When you look at some of the premium quality stuff Trumpeter's AFV team are knocking out such as their quite superb T-64/72/80 & 90 1/35 series, you really have to wonder why the company's management are prepared to accept and agree to market, sub-quality stuff such as this from whoever is responsible for design and QC in their figures range?

As already commented upon by others, this set would have been (just) about acceptable had they been released back in the 70's and 80's. A straight to "bargain bucket" set as and when they appear at shows or when dealers cannot move them if ever I saw one!

Gary

Bodeen
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 12:29 AM UTC
Oh come on....all you need are some Hornet heads and parts from other manufacturers' (DML, Bronco, Tristar, etc.) figure sets and , voila, great figures....I don't know why everyone is bashing these "wonderful" Trumpeter figures.

Seriously...I was unfortunate enough to buy the Trumpeter Leopold crew. They really do settle for sub standard sculpting.

Jeff
Biggles2
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 04:17 AM UTC
These are really bad!
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 04:57 AM UTC
This is where reviews work. Didnīt know this items was available, now I know. Is the quality good enough ... no. I wont buy. Tumpeter want to be taken seriously ... but as somebody has mentioned above, this item does their brand name more harm than good.
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 05:23 AM UTC
Nice box art, too bad the figures only slightly resemble it.
I like the idea though. We need more "shooting the Schnitzel" poses than shooting the guns figures.
Biggles2
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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 07:19 AM UTC
MB makes a much better set of Germans sitting around playing cards.
easyco69
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 05:21 AM UTC
I don't buy trumpeter figures.My last set was the newer Russian tank crew / loaders. I also did their German artillery crew sets.I prefer Alpine, Evolution,Stalingrad,Dragon...some Tristar & Masterbox are good.