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MiniArt Close Combat, U.S. Tankers
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 02:40 AM UTC
Rick Cooper reviews the new MiniArt offering Close Combat, U.S. Army Tank Crew, a five figure set in 1:35.

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Thanks!
exer
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 03:40 AM UTC
Thanks for the review- these are on my list and are sure to make many modeller's allied dioramas more dynamic

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Noticeable in its absence are the decals for unit insignia which are often included, as this is a pre release kit for review purposes it may not have the decals that the regular release will have, letís hope that MiniArt includes the decal sheet in the regular production run.


I wouldn't say MiniArt often include decals -the only figure set I can think of with decals are the US MP figures with WLA Harleys
So I don't think it's likely they'll include decals with this set although I'll be happy to be proved wrong
tutdiesel
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - 12:43 PM UTC
I had the same feeling you seemed to regarding the head gear. In some of the shots it appeared large and bulky. I am planning on purchasing the set and figured I'd replace the heads, problem is I've had a heck of a time finding replacement heads. I feel Verlinden are too large, no one seems to sell Warriors anymore and I have no clue who sells Hornet heads.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - 06:27 PM UTC
Thanks for a fine review. Haven't bought figure sets in a while, but this one looks like a must-have! I can see it together with the old Verlinden crew evacuating the tank.

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 02:12 AM UTC
Well....I am one of those folks who wanted more figures of anything other than MORE GERMANS, and sure enough I have gone right out and bought these figures along with the other tanker figures. They look great to me. Big thanks to those who listen to our comments. Keep em coming........
johncpo
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 06:29 AM UTC
I now have all three (!) in this series and happily ready to add them to various tanks including my latest conversion of a Sherman. These are all great sets and I highly recommend them over any other average priced sets.
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 11:16 PM UTC
Yep, just fighting with the helmets now, painful to get the right fit and just don't look right....Verlinden/ Hornet tanker heads for mine!!!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 02:13 AM UTC

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I had the same feeling you seemed to regarding the head gear. In some of the shots it appeared large and bulky. I am planning on purchasing the set and figured I'd replace the heads, problem is I've had a heck of a time finding replacement heads. I feel Verlinden are too large, no one seems to sell Warriors anymore and I have no clue who sells Hornet heads.





Try Colorado Miniatures bubba. They should be able to help with all figure woes.
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Phil5000
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:12 AM UTC
They look nicely detailed. I haven't done any Miniart figures before. Are they in the proper scale? I bought some Dragon ones for my M-8 Greyhound and found them a bit big.
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:56 PM UTC
They're properly scaled; just a little over average height. They're probably around 6'. I used MiniArt's Jeep crew in an M8 and had to trim and shave them a bit, to fit. But that's usually the case, as they will fit a Jeep (or Bantam), but are not posed to fit the more confined space of the M8.