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MiniArt U.S. Tank Crew
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 08:29 PM GMT+7
Rick Cooper builds up a couple of figures from the U.S. Tank Crew, NW Europe set from MiniArt, a five figure styrene set in 1/35.

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airborne1
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 09:25 PM GMT+7
Good review Rick.

I was surprised the detail with the heads , 5 pieces to make the head up and its a challenge to get the pieces sitting in the right spot .
The level of detail for a plastic figure is quite high and getting better by each set they release .
A small note would be the instructions on the back of the box had been a little vague when it came to placing things on the figure. Maybe as a suggestion is to have a more detailed instruction sheet inside the box .

The bases of the feet need a little sanding back on all figures as the boot detail is sitting quite high.The plastic is soft as mentioned and easy to shave and slice with an exacto No11 blade.
The good thing about the rank and unit patch's on the arms is that the Archer emblems will sit straight on the plastic . This will be a good enhancement on the figure detail

Having just finished the figures as well I was so impressed with the figure quality for a plastic figure set I ordered a Tasco Jumbo for them to be posed on .
I'm going to use the same heads that come in the kit.


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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 10:02 PM GMT+7
Thank you for the build review Rick it is nice to see what I will be in for when I start using the figures in this set. I will say that seem to have gone together pretty well on the whole despite the problem with the helmets and goggles.
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 03:50 PM GMT+7
The figures are great, I'm placing most of them in and around my Italeri 1/35th M24 Chaffee. By replacing the heads with ones from leftover DML kits one could improve that feature but the remaining parts on the figures are very detailed.