Saturday, June 24

Preview: Masterbox's new Medics to the rescue & a Persian on the attack

Masterbox give us two new kits in July/August. Ukrainian medics saving lives &  a Persian warrior on the attack of the subjects. We look at them in our preview...

Preview: Medics to the rescue &  Persian on the attack in Masterbox new kits of July-August 2023

"Russian-Ukrainian War series, kit № 8. On the battlefield. Ukrainian military medics"
From Masterbox
Kit No #35231
1/35th Scale
Three figure set
The kit contains a sprue with parts for assembling three soldiers of the Ukrainian army - a wounded soldier and two medics, a guy and a girl. Ukrainian medics have become real guardian angels for the soldiers of the Ukrainian army, and their dedication and fearlessness have become legends. Military medics call the first minutes after the wound the “golden hour”, because the life of the soldier, and, if the wounded survives, condition in the future, depends on how quickly medical care is provided to the wounded and how quickly the wounded can be evacuated. Apparently, the soldier is injured seriously and the medics provide him with assistance promptly, despite the serious danger that threatens them. 
One of the figures, a figure of a girl, is offered in two versions: in one case, she takes out the necessary materials from the medical pouch, in the other case, she took up defensive positions and is ready to repel the danger that threatens her partner and the wounded.
If desired, the modeller can make both a vignette using this kit, and a larger diorama using the models of techniques and other kits of this series, for example, kit 35225, in this case, the fighters took up defence and cover the work of medics, or kit 35226, in this case the situation is calmer and the comrades of the wounded are worried about him, watching the actions of the medics.

 "Greco-Persian Wars Series. Kit № 8. Persian Lightly Armed Warrior (Takabara)"
From Masterbox
Kit No #32021
1/32nd Scale
One figure set
Kit 32021 continues the series of kits dedicated to the Greco-Persian wars of the 5th century BC and represents a set of parts for assembling a figure of Persian Lightly Armed Warrior.
Such lightly armed warriors, who were called Takabara, were an analogue of the Ancient Greek Peltasts. Their task was to attack the enemy's battle formations with projectile weapons, disrupt their ranks, confuse their battle formations, inflict the maximum possible damage and thereby prepare favourable conditions for the attack of their heavily armed brethren. The figure is offered in two versions: in one case, the Takabara throws a spear, in the other, he engaged in hand-to-hand combat and fights with a battle axe.
The figure is made at a high artistic level and is rather miniature sculpture.
If desired, the modeller can make an expressive vignette using only this figure, or a larger fight scene by using all available figures of this series.

For more info - check out Masterbox's website.