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German Civilians
staff_Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 02:26 PM UTC
This is likely an exclusive for Armorama as MiniArt have graciously sent us their soon-to-be released German Civilians set to examine. Which we do.

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Thanks!
captnenglish
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Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 04:11 PM UTC
I can't wait for this set to come out I need the HJ figure for a vignette I have on the WB, just waiting for it.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 04:16 PM UTC
Even though they aren't all exactly civilians, this looks like a very useful set of figures.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 07:50 PM UTC
Three fully useable well into the 1960s/early 70s, the dress styles will work

The HJ Boy should be reworkable into something by removing tie, epaulet and the single suspender. Maybe rework into a Boy Scout

And the policeman with Schako can be used post WWII as well. One company had announced a Mercedes that was also used/build well into the early 1950s and used by the West German police so the two should fit
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Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 08:39 PM UTC
Well the old lady certainly doesn't look like the photo she's based on- the good news is with a suitable body and some hair resculpting the face is a good match for Boris Yeltsin

I'll be picking up a couple of sets of these- they have enormous potential- hey we could even do a campaign with them based on the most imaginative use of the set.
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 02:47 AM UTC
More Germans...what a surprise.


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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 08:00 AM UTC
Obtw: The car from my above post is Masterbox Mercedes V170, just out
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 11:32 AM UTC


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More Germans...what a surprise.


Bill,


Not that I don't agree that there are many more 'German' releases than others. I don't think lately that this is a fair criticism to put on MiniArt (and some others) who have been bringing us a lot of allied or other european subjects lately. In other words... it's not nearly as bad as it use to be in that regard.


Jim

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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 01:47 PM UTC
I am a more Germans , what a surprise guy too........... however these civilians could pass for many different nationalities even if they are advertised as Germans. My gripe on more Germans, is on the endless upon endless deluge of German troops doing everything from fighting to taking a _____and in every position and uniform under the sun. In this case , I welcome the figure kit , and a thousand thanks to MiniArt for putting out such great stuff.
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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 03:05 PM UTC
I probably should keep this to myself but....my post was actually a FRIENDLY jab at the retiredbee2.

I actually have no problem with any of the figure releases, the more the merrier. And I like this particular release, these figures could be quite useful.

I understand Mr. Vaccaro's frustration, but I also find it curious that he will make the what a surprise comment in every thread that involves German figures.
All in fun Mr. V, it's just a hobby.
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 08:46 AM UTC
Looks like a very useful set for diorama-fodder, even if the old woman looks alarmingly like the late, great Tommy Cooper!

Tom
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Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 11:18 AM UTC
Wow..............my what a surprise comment is burned in my brain can't help myself. More frustrated than angry. Jab away my friend......................Al