Monday, January 11, 2010 - 08:02 AM UTC
Masterbox Ltd have just sent us images of a work in progress set which is sure to be a popular with Allied modelers - British Infantry in action North Africa, 1941-43.

The title of the kit is # 3580 - "British Infantry, North Africa, 1941-1943"

Remember that this is a work in progress so if you have any constructive comments for Masterbox Im sure theyd like to hear them.

Our thanks to Masterbox Ltd for the Update.
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These absolutely look fantastic. I think that something like this is what Hostage4 was looking for. Masterbox has a group of designers who are definitely thinking waaaaaaaaay outside the box. What great creativity and imagination. I've always had an interest in the North African theater of operations and will definitely be getting these and the 8th Army set. Now all I have to do is mortgage my house and buy all of these!!! Jeff
OCT 08, 2010 - 05:17 AM
Kudos to MB for seemingly making the changes-give the people what they want. All of these set look pretty tempting.
OCT 08, 2010 - 06:04 AM
Not a 100 % match to the movies actors ( probably a copyright thing ) , but a nice depiction of the differnt Allied uniforms in the desert . All I need now is the Academy Lee and a couple of Axis prisioners. Great set Masterbox ! This company keeps producing figure sets that I want to build. They have rekindled my interest with action sets , diorama in a box sets , and historical / personality sets : ie Bogie ( Sahara ) and the Rommel staff meeting ( on tank turret ) set . Now just get them into the hobby shops
OCT 08, 2010 - 11:25 AM
Just rewatched the movie ( it's been a while ) . The figures are , not exact , but I would say , in the spirt of the film . When I first saw them on the MB site , Sahara jumped into my mind . If you know the film , this set will do that to you. That being said , all round it's a great figure set , and it's got me excited about gettig it and a Lee tank. Now if MB could release a set of western figures with a Cavalry officer looking a little like a certain " Duke ', just pick any John Ford western. They give us all these great sets and we just want more ....
OCT 08, 2010 - 02:24 PM
I think your quite right Pat,I mentioned Humphry Bogart in my post but did,nt realise the connection to the movie.By the way the original movie is much better than the remake
OCT 08, 2010 - 08:33 PM
They remade the WW2 era Sahara ? Or are you thinking of the Clive Cussler book - based movie from a few yrs ago with Mathew McConahie ?All about toxic waste and a civil war Ironclad in the desert . Great book , lousy movie .
OCT 09, 2010 - 12:37 PM
i look forward to seeing the finished product.
OCT 10, 2010 - 05:21 PM
No he's right they remade Sahara as a TV movie with James Belushi in the Bogart role. I haven't seen it but some of the reviews on IMDB seem to think it's okay
OCT 10, 2010 - 10:43 PM
Speaking of Lee and Grant tanks appropriate for these sets, who makes a decent one? I have heard nothing good about Academy kits.
OCT 11, 2010 - 04:06 AM

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