Monday, December 5

Preview: Miniart's new 35th scale German tank riders

We always need more soldiers to populate our military dioramas. MiniArt's new 1/35th scale tank riders fill the void that never goes away with part one of a set of two four tank riders. We look at them in our preview...

Preview: Miniart's new 35th scale German tank riders

 German Tank Riders - Set 1
From MiniArt
Kit No #35376
1/35th scale
The box contains four figures of German tank riders.
MiniArt's new set number #35376 is called "German Tank Riders Set 1", and it contains - you guessed it - four figures in plastic of German soldiers from World War Two in camouflage smocks to sit on the deck of your German tank.

In the artwork, they look quite placid, sitting passively on the deck as they travel along or at rest. It is hard to tell their actual body language from the sprues. We will have to make them up for you when they come out!
There is also a sprue of various German weapons of the era, the Kar.98, Mp-40, a Walther pistol, holstered pistols, map cases, ammo pouches, a bayonet and even a flare gun!
M1943 helmets, bread bags, bayonets, an entrenching tool, flasks and gas mask canisters are also included in a vast array of gear.
Not wanting to leave anything out, the MG 42 7.92×57mm Mauser general-purpose machine gun with ammo belt, bipod and gear is also included.
This kit will most probably be released in December or January. We hope to get one to put together for you.

You can see more about this kit on the MiniArt Website...