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  1. German Tank Repair Crew Special Edition (35319) 1:35 MiniArt via Creative Models Just like an ordinary motor vehicle, tanks break down, probably more frequently, as they drag around huge amounts of armour and armament, sometimes with an engine and transmission that isn’t up to the job, if not initially, then after upgrades that increase the all-up weight. German tanks invariably had this problem, especially the Tiger and King Tiger, both of which used a similar drive-train that was overloaded and prone to break-downs. This meant that in the field the crews had to become at least proficient in rudimentary maintenance and repair, which was often practiced during training so that they were prepared for the inevitable. The Kit This set contains five figures of German WWII tankers in the process of fixing their tank, much of which is relating to tracks that were quite easily thrown if transiting over rough ground, or the tension wasn’t 100% correct. They also suffered from damage due to incoming rounds and mines that could quickly disable even the well-armoured Tigers and King Tigers, for want of a few damaged track links and possibly the need for a replacement road wheel, which was why many tanks carried spare links and road wheels attached to the outside of their hull in case of this kind of damage. It also made acceptable appliqué armour in the meantime. Inside the figure-sized box are four sprues, although two are made from one cut-down sprue that wouldn’t otherwise fit in the box. This bisected sprue contains the figures, their headgear, sidearms and a few of the tools. The sprues are sectioned up with all the parts for one figure together in that portion, which makes identifying parts for clipping off a breeze. They are all standing, four of them hard at work levering with a bar, hammering, pulling on a cable, and pushing, while their commander eggs them on from a short distance so he doesn’t get too hot and sweaty. As usual with MiniArt figures their sculpting is exceptional, with crisp detail and sensible parts breakdown, plus two sprues of extra tools to add some detail to their vicinity if you use them in a diorama. The multi-part tools have their part numbers and a drawing of how they should look on the back of the box, showing where they can be found on the sprues with the aid of a diagram on a small sheet of paper inside box. Conclusion A realistic and well-detailed tank crew or crews working on their vehicle to either get back to the fray, or get out of Dodge before the enemy overruns them. Poses, drape of clothing and detail is exceptional as ever. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
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