Monday, November 9

Preview - German Tankers Refuelling their steeds in MiniArt's latest set...

MiniArt continues with their range of figures to suit their scenes and military vehicles with a set of two tankers and a selection of fuel containers for them to fill up their 35th scale tanks, trucks, cars or whatever is out of juice! See the parts, the art and the etch in our preview...

MiniArt's latest Kit Coming Soon:

German Tankers Refueling
From MiniArt
1/35th scale
Kit No #35348
The kit contains two figures and fuel drums and cans
Product Link on the MiniArt Website
Miniart's latest set combines two of their figures in 35th scale with several petrol/oil drums of different sizes and a pump to render to fuel unto their vehicle of choice. 

The Germans (and most other nations) used the hand-operated pumps during World War Two to fuel any of the vehicles they had in their inventory. There are many photographs of soldiers filling up their steeds
Using small "jerry" cans or the larger 44 gallon drums the fuel was easier to decant and get out to the front line from the central distribution or dumps
Refuelling StuG III Ausf. G 244 Stg.Abt. Bryansk, 1944. The soldier in the rear of the truck is using the hand-operated pump
You could even (at a pinch) use these figures on your 1/32nd scale aircraft...
The kit from Miniart:
This set no #35348 "German Tankers Refuelling" contains eight light grey sprues in injection moulded plastic. Two of those being the human beings in the set doing all the work...These guys are wearing standard early to mid-war era German fatigues with tunic and pants with high boots for one, and the later era short boots for the other soldier.
Using slide moulds these "Jerry" cans and the 16-litre triangle cans
The two sprues of 44-gallon drums mean two drums, with rims that protrude nicely above the drums
The lids with four different labels is a nice addition, it enables you to use these with a few different looks in different scenarios.
One more Jerry can make the total up to three of these in total (but with no handle), pretty much all you would need for a tank or a few cars are included in this set.
Three metal inserts in photo-etch to make the thin welded seal on the jerry cans is included for that scale-thickness we all desire in our models
Of course, a full-colour painting guide is included on the back of the box.
That is all we know about this kit so far, See more about all of MiniArt's kits on their website...