Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 03:24 AM UTC
A little bit of a surprise coming here in this New WiP from Masterbox Ltd. Previously, we've seen some highly-animated figures from the company, I doubt we've ever been able to present figures of such a level of animation...
3592: Hand-to-hand fight: British and German Infantry, Battles in Northern Africa (kit #1)

This is the latest WiP from Masterbox, which will help fill an apalling gap in the market for figures - British Infantry in the Desert. Nor are the D.A.K. much better served - they seem to have been as comprehensively ignored as their British counterparts.

We've also been informed from the company, that they'll be releasing THREE sets on this 'theme'.

Once again, it's worthwhile stressing that this is a 'Work-in-Progress' and NOT a production set.

As always, our thanks to our colleagues at Mastebox for the Update!
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Rather than jumping 'up', they look to me like they are jumping 'down' - perhaps in to a trench or wadi. They look good, lots of possibilities, but certainly in need of some conversion to get the exactly right.
SEP 10, 2010 - 05:42 AM
You guys watch way too much TV To my eyes they are obviously jumping into a German trench or sangar. While the soldiers of the Eighth Army may not have had the "agility of a professional wrestler" or been able to jump six feet in the air, they did run a couple of hundred yards or more across the desert sand and heat and engage in close quarter fighting with the Afrika Korps and I'd imagine if the guys from the Guinness book of records had been observing they would have seen world records broken in terms of agility or heights jumped You do what you have to do despite what your body or brain is telling you when push comes to shove They should lose the German with the grenade, maybe put a guy struggling to fit a magazine on an MP40 or trying to get a pistol out of a holster. I like them but I am dissapointed with the 8th army webbing and hope they correct it before the set goes into production.
SEP 10, 2010 - 08:01 AM
OK....OK....Who knows? Maybe they are jumping into a ditch. As for too much TV, welllllll, not much good to watch these days, but saw a great Nick Nolti film called A Farewell to the King. I will probably get these figgies and jump them into a ditch ........Al
SEP 10, 2010 - 04:13 PM
I agree about the DAK soldier with the grenade, seems a little out of place for the "scene". Regardless of the minor quirks, I am really looking forward to getting my hands on this set, and am looking forward seeing what the other sets are going to consist of with equal enthusiasm.
SEP 10, 2010 - 05:03 PM
The action poses are top notch , however may have been better suited to commando's or rangers training with an instructor standing by hands on hips very very welcome all the same
SEP 10, 2010 - 11:23 PM
I don't know why people don't find these poses suitable for the 8th Army- it wasn't all swatting flys and drinking tea they did actually do some fighting If anyone from MasterBox is rewading this here is an excellent on line resource to 1937 pattern British Webbing- pay particular attention to the buckles on the web belt. karkeeweb
SEP 11, 2010 - 11:04 PM
That doesn't seem like 6 feet. More like 3-4 ft. BTW, maybe Nate Robinson served in Africa?
SEP 12, 2010 - 02:08 AM
Well , Joris....the guys feet are maybe three or four feet off ,but the majority of the body is at or above shoulder height of the other guy. I sometimes think that i enjoy all this back and fourth with silly opinions as much as i do seeing all the great work that gets posted. It's kind of fun so long as nobody gets frazzled.... ... .........Al
SEP 13, 2010 - 05:50 AM
you could have a lot of fun posing those figures in a diorama. Need fixed bayonets though...
SEP 19, 2010 - 03:57 PM

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