Wednesday, April 10

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale US Tank Chassis Repair Crew

A perfect companion piece for your new M3 light tank release & engine repair crew, this new set of two figures, tools & accessories from MiniArt look to finish the repair job! We take a look at them in our preview.

Preview: MiniArt's 1/35th scale US Tank Chassis Repair Crew

US Tank Chassis Repair Crew
From MiniArt Models
1/35th scale
Kit No# 35
Two figures in the one box
This second crew of tank repairmen has a familiar two figures with their tools prying and bending their way to a repair on the suspension of the tank. This kit suits the earlier kit, "US Tank Repair Crew with Continental W-670 Engine" from MiniArt, Kit No# 35461.
This kit is made to suit MiniArt's recent M3 Stuart light tank, but they can be used with any other US WWII tanks or even on other machines that these tankers might be traying to repair.

The photo below: Tank crew members repairing a damaged M4 Sherman tank in the field during training exercises in 1944.

The kit:
MiniArt's 1/35 US Tank Chassis Repair Crew kit comes on five sprues, and features two that encapsulate the figures of tank men making the repair. There are three sprues of tools and soldier's equipment.
MiniArt has given us a painting guide of sorts, with this coloured illustration of some of the soldier's equipment that they are wearing or housing. This is the weapons and personal equipment.

This kit should be available next month from MiniArt's distributors worldwide. You can see more about this kit on the MiniArt Website...