MiniArt 1/35 French Tank Crew
Nothing adds life to a static armor model like a figure or two, but finding good quality figures has been a bit of a challenge. Often times one had to use bits and pieces from a wide range of sets, with arms from Dragon, bodies from Tamiya, and heads from aftermarket resin companies. MiniArt has changed that by providing highly detailed figures that rival the best conglomeration across manufacturers. This latest set covers the French side with an interesting collection of tank crew figures.
Starting with the sitting figures, there is one positioned for sitting in a vehicle, and he comes complete with gloves, helmet, and goggles. This figure comes with separate right and left legs, separate arms, a solid torso, and a separate head. The helmet is separate, as is part of the scarf, satchel, pistol holster, and goggles. The second sitting figure is more of a reclining pose, with one arm holding him up. The breakdown of this figure is similar to the other, with separate legs, arms, head, and beret, with a solid torso.
The most complex standing figure is the one with the walking stick. In addition to the usual parts consisting of two legs, torso, arms, and head, this one also comes with a two-piece lower jacket assembly, separate hat, the cane molded in with the gloved hand, and a pistol holster. This figure also has the most complex painting scheme of all the figures, but the level of detail present will definitely pay off in the end.
Overall, this is another great figure set from MiniArt, and one that will greatly enhance your latest French tank build. My thanks to MRC for the review sample.