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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:55 AM UTC
Coming soon from Master Box are figure sets for Vietnam and Indian Wars themed dioramas.
Somewhere in Saigon (35185)

From its Vietnam War Series comes another interesting set. It consists of 5 figures that may be used to depict a scene that could have happened in any corner of Saigon at that time. The kit builds three military figures two Americans and one Vietnamese, and two civilian female figures.

Apache Attack (35188)

This is the first kit of the Indian Wars Series. It builds two Apache figures a mounted warrior and one on foot. Both figures are armed with rifles. The kit may be used either by itself or part of larger diorama together with figures from other kits such as Tomahawk Charge (35192).

Tomahawk Charge (35192)

The second kit from its Indian Wars Series, it builds two warrior figures one mounted and the other on foot. The modeler is offered a choice to arm the warrior with either a tomahawk or a fighting stick. The kit may be used either by itself or part of larger diorama together with figures from other kits such as Apache Attack (35188).

All the above are scheduled for release March-April 2017 timeframe.
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Hello, In their announcement Master Box mentioned a future-release kit that may also be used with these two Indian Wars kits. I did not write it up as only the kit number was shared as yet. Will provide an update as more information comes in. Cheers, Tat
FEB 22, 2017 - 03:21 AM
In reference to the Apache figures I would respectfully submit to you that the Apache Scouts serving the U.S. Army wore the red headbands. It was so they could be distinguished from the hostile Apaches. On these figures their breech-clouts were blue but they were always white cloth. And the blue/dark grey pants were normally white also. The Winchesters are OK but they also used Springfield rifles and carbines as well as the Winchesters. I was a curator of a historic fort in Arizona for 33 years. I am glad these figures were done! If as some people have suggested they do some U.S. Cavalry I hope the company does some serious research. Based on the Apaches shown the U.S. Cavalry figures would probably be in the early to late 1880's.
FEB 22, 2017 - 03:47 AM
Hope these are among the most successful Master Box releases so that the series will continue and include Woodland Indians from the French and Indian War period. On the other hand I am still waiting for Federal and Secessionist artillery and infantry from that little North/South dust-up so it could be a long wait. But, here's to hoping!!
FEB 22, 2017 - 03:56 AM
For those of you who are wanting more of the Plains Indians series, etc, from Masterbox, I suggest you contact them and let them know what kind of kits you would like to see. If you have some expertise in the subject like David Faust does, you might offer some suggestions to them about uniforms and native dress. I am sure they would appreciate any input. Cheers, James
FEB 22, 2017 - 05:06 AM
Unexpected but really cool just the same. The level of detail is really impressive. The "Boom Boom" girls are, well, you know...alluring.
FEB 22, 2017 - 07:01 AM
The tomahawk charge go perfectly with the ACW figures as there were a few fights during the Civil War between US forces and Plains Indians. The ICM 1917 US infantry could be converted to 1880s US troops as the uniform silhouette is similar but it'd require a lot of work. You'd really be left with resin and metal for more alternatives. The ACW is extremely well served in resin and white metal with all kinds of stuff available. The Indian wars much less so. There are even a few companies specializing in mix and match ACW uniforms figures to represent all the regimental variation.
FEB 22, 2017 - 04:26 PM
Yes yes and again yes ! Ditto ! 7years war,ACW and why not the American Rev War ? All good. Dragon made a nice start years ago with a 4 figure Federal Troops set for the AMC. It would be great to see more Infantry and then Arty. J
FEB 22, 2017 - 07:39 PM
Wow these are awesome. Im impressed by the detailas well , the horse's mane for example is usually a clump or so. Great action poses w/ the Indian scenes, and ya gotta love the negotiation scene as well. Now if MB could add the two street locals on the minibike who jack Jokers camera, and the bird-flipping scene all would be complete! TAT thanks for this D
FEB 26, 2017 - 09:03 PM
The 8th PA cav set will work for the early Indian wars. Even for some time after as funds for federal troops was not high on Wash.D.C. list. They ended up using left over civil war equip for a long time. Though several problems arise like the lack of holstered revolvers and revolvers, (as sabre charges were a rare thing) and cap pouch. You would even need to fashion a tether line and a cartridge belt. All standard equipment for a cav trooper.
FEB 28, 2017 - 10:32 AM
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