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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 08:42 AM UTC
Todd Michalak takes a look at MinArts Miniature Series set; French Civilians 30s 40s.

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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 09:14 AM UTC
The Priest figure will probably look familiar to French modellers as it will remind them of Don Camillo (impersonated on screen by French actor Fernandel in the 50's and 60's) :



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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 09:31 AM UTC
A lot of flash on the faces, uncharacteristic of Miniart figures.. at least the ones I have. Does it have to do with being moulded "sideways".. possibly to get better facial details?

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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 09:56 AM UTC
Spot on Heri-Pierre!! I actually went searching and found some that made the robe look plausible...but I am guessing they made the mold after that picture!!

I think the sideways mold does have a lot to do with it Hirsham. That and I wonder if these were rushed to market due to the recent relocation of the company.
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:21 AM UTC

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I am guessing they made the mold after that picture!!



The only problem is that Don Camillo's adventures are set in Italy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Camillo

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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:41 AM UTC
Well he was French at least!
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:42 AM UTC
The actor that is!!
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:04 PM UTC
Thanks for the review, the heads and especially the hands seem to be a problem indeed, the bakery man appears to be carrying mittens! Sad that such potential is wasted...

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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:43 PM UTC
Thanks Christophe! I would expect a little clean up, as it is an injection mold process but the heads, for me at least would seen to be the bigger hassle. One thing to remold an ear or two but from the bottom of the nose to the chin can be problematic for some I suppose. Generally there are decent pieces and start to hopefully more civilian type subjects.
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