Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 01:57 AM UTC
In a very interesting change of direction (and time-frame), Masterbox Ltd. have sent us some images of a what may (or may not) be the beginning of a new range of figures.
WWI has, been generally ignored by almost everyone - no less so than from the injection.moulded manufacturers. This may be due to lack of popularity or simply an unwillingness of the manufacturers to invest in what could be a loss-leader.

In the continuing series of updates on WIP from Masterbox Ltd., the company has sent us images of a interesting idea which MAY be developed in the future - Don Cossacks and Austrian Infantry in WWI.

The company are not (understandably) convinced that this would be a commercially viable direction to take, but have shared the images with the Network nevertheless...

Thanks to Alexander for the Images!
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Very impressive! World War One is very under served. I would definitely buy the kit if it's released.
AUG 27, 2008 - 09:20 AM
Don't know how big a seller this will be, but I think more than one will make it into my stash
AUG 27, 2008 - 09:30 AM
Hi, this project looks very promising. There is not enough WW1 figures in the market. The animation and poses look wonderful. I would buy these for sure!! Pekka N.
AUG 27, 2008 - 10:30 PM
I think that the horse is excellent! As a Spanish Civil War modeller this set brings to me a lot of conversion potential.Please keep on with this line!
AUG 27, 2008 - 11:08 PM
This set captures very well movement and speed: both figures are in movement. I think MB are quite good at that. The WW1 subject is original and having made several cossack figures in Soviet and German service, I would consider buying it. One thing intrigues me: what is the little piece of plastic in the middle of the base?Is it a piece of discarded gear dropped by the Austrian officer?
AUG 28, 2008 - 12:05 AM
Jim - these figures look great ! There are many good resin kits of WW 1Russian armoured cars out there ( ARMO & MAJOR MODELS for instance ) for the life of me I just don`t know why Russian manufacturers haven`t bothered making WW 1 / Russian Civil War crews for these kits - after all Osprey has published artwork and photos of the vehicles crews over a long period of time ! SDL
AUG 29, 2008 - 12:13 AM
OOOOOPPPPSSSS !!!! A new door is open !!!!! Great !!!!! World War I has been forgotten from a lot of time and this is a great oportunity to see new horizons in our hooby. PLEASE !!!! continue with this project. I donīt doubt a lot of of modellers around the world will be waiting for this new kits. Best regards from Spain.
SEP 05, 2008 - 09:03 AM
Excellent idea : new areas of history, in dynamic pose, interesting uniforms, and at an affordable price (compare to the metal ones). Keep on this way, I'm becoming addicted by this brand and their original concept. Best, Julien
SEP 08, 2008 - 08:52 PM
I generally buy all the new Masterbox (and Miniart) sets so this will make it to my stash. The idea of a Vignette in a box is terrific and has been around in resin for a long time, no reason why it shouldn't work in plastic.
SEP 08, 2008 - 09:29 PM

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