Friday, February 26, 2010 - 05:05 AM UTC
Another in our continuing series showing WiPs from Masterbox Ltd.
This the DAK theme continues albeit with a first for the company - their first Mortar Crew. The New set will be:

3587 - German Mortar Crew, DAK

Our thanks, as always, to Masterbox for the Preview!
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This bodes well for the future, nice looking set, could that all elusive British 3" mortar be one step closer?? Useful looking set, looks like a large tank approaching or a moment before panic sets in from a spotted air strike? Maybe it's just those bayonet glistening in the sun!! Al
FEB 26, 2010 - 05:28 AM
Nice teaser, Jim...I like the details, lots of action going on in the set. Bravo, Masterbox, keep them coming!!
FEB 26, 2010 - 05:29 AM
I love the variety that Masterbox has. It seems like few of their sets are predictable. This is the third proposed North Africa set maybe we'll even get some GI's at Kasserine Pass!
FEB 26, 2010 - 07:11 AM
Since this is a WIP, I'll comment I hope Masterbox is listening. I like the subject matter and the animation of the mortar team. It is good to see some more DAK figure sets. Like the British Desert Rat set, the clothing looks a bit too form fitting. The pants are not baggy enough and the helmets also sit a bit too high. These should be fairly easy modifications. The officer looks a bit stiff and awkward. Especially his left leg and foot. The pose does not look natural or convincing. I'm not sure why he is looking up. A change of uniform might be nice. Perhaps the tall desert boot? The best figure in the set is the fellow bringing up the boxes. Good animation, and really looks like he is carrying a difficult load. I hope this is a helpful critique. Tom
FEB 26, 2010 - 06:32 PM
Nice to see a mortar crew for the African theatre. I have both DML mortar sets, the Zvezda one, and the Tamiya one - but this is the first DAK set I've seen...definitely a must buy!
FEB 26, 2010 - 06:50 PM
Overall I like these. My only real critique would be the Tamiya-like technique of moulding on the helmet straps and gasmask container straps. I know these are probably helpful for a lot of people but I prefer to add my own where they shouldn't be figure hugging so it requires a little more work to remove the moulded on ones. But that said I realise you can't please all of the people all of the time.
FEB 26, 2010 - 06:58 PM
They look good, but did anyone notice that Binocular Dude has his MP-40 pouches on upside down??
FEB 27, 2010 - 10:02 AM
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