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German Tank Crew

MiniArt 1/35 German Tank Crew Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2013 Manufacturer MiniArt
Subject German Tank Crew Scale 1/35
Kit Number 35132 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Iteresting poses of a crew at rest Cons Accordian?
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $14.99

First Look

German Tank Crew

MiniArt is well known for some of the best figures available in styrene and this latest release is no exception. Here we have a German tank crew that can be posed atop a Tiger or other late-war armor as they would have appeared just before D-Day around Normandy, 1944.

The kit is molded in light gray styrene and presented on two parts trees. The poses depict a tank commander standing through his hatch, a crewman seated on the sloped glacis plate, another crewman leaning on the barrel of the main gun, while two other crewmen are standing at rest, one playing the accordian. On its own, the set will bring an armored vehicle to life in a diorama or vignette, but added to some additional figures and scenery, this set could really tell an interesting story. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

The sculpting of these figures is well done and are easy to assemble. Careful painting is all that is required to bring out the details. This type of set provides a good scenario for posing your favorite German tank at the halt with the hatches open.

My sincere thanks to MRC for this review sample.