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US Soldiers at Rest

MiniArt 1/35 US Soldiers at Rest Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2016 Manufacturer MiniArt
Subject US Soldiers at Rest Scale 1/35
Kit Number 35200 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Beautiful Sculpting Cons See text
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

MiniArt as released a very nice set of figures depicting five US soldiers from World War II taking a break. The figures are all either seated or prone, with their gear provided separately to allow the modeler to depict a diorama or vignette where they can set their gear aside and take a nap, read a magazine from home, etc.

US Soldiers at Rest Kit US Soldiers at Rest Kit

The kit is molded in gray styrene and presented on 6 parts trees. According to the manufacturer, there are 79 plastic parts.

Among the features in this kit:

  • One figure laying back, smoking a cigarette
  • One figure napping
  • One figure sitting on his helmet reading a magazine
  • Two figures laying back and playing cards
  • Each figure has a parts tree containining helmet, canteen, folded shovel, M1 Garrand, and M1 carbine

As you can see in the image above, this set comes with a small printed sheet with a set of playing cards (which you'll need to glue up and cut out), a newspaper, and some magazines.

This set has almost everything you need to set up a nice vignette or diorama. What would be helpful is for MiniArt to provide decals or dry transfers with unit and rank markings to put these soldiers into a time and place.

My sincere thanks to MiniArt for this review sample!