MiniArt 1/35 US Soldiers at Rest Kit First Look
|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|
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.
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!