Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 07:05 AM UTC
Masterbox Ltd. have just mailed us with the welcome news that two of the 1/35th scale sets we featured here a while back will be available from March 2011.
The New Releases are:

MB 3578 “France, 1944”

The kit consists of 3 sprues which include figures of 3 American paratroopers, a girl, her mother, a nun, 2 horses and French Wagon. This is not our old wagon kit from MB 3537, this is COMPLETELY new development.

MB 3567 “Civilians, Western region, WW II era”

The kit consists of 1 sprue which includes 4 figures of Civilians and a little hand-cart.

Our thanks to Masterbox for the Update!
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These are very appealing sets. A number of settings come to mind from urban to rural to pushing through a hedgerow. Maybe even coming up on some unsuspecting Germans milking a cow . . . The cart could easily stand alone and the civilian figures look like they could cover a broad spectrum of time frames. I really like what MasterBox has been coming up with.
FEB 24, 2011 - 09:11 AM
a really nice set, my only gripe would be the helmets, looking at the box art you've got netting and scrim on the helmets as was the standard practice with airbourne divisions, but the built up shots of the figures shows no evidence of either, if anything they look like Marines helmets with the cover on. but other than that they're a fantastic set, it's rare to see paratroopers in plastic which is a shame, i know dragon has done several sets, but i think most manufacturers missed the ball when band of brothers came out, they should have flooded the market with para sets, just glad that masterbox keeps breaking away from the norm with their unique and unusual figure sets. more like this please
FEB 24, 2011 - 09:40 AM
For years there has always been cries for civilian figures, and now we´re getting loads. Its about time too. Nice one Masterbox.
FEB 24, 2011 - 10:07 AM
Very nice looking set.M.B.really is doing a nice job on their releases.I haven't done a WWII dio in quite some time,but I think I'll do one just for these figures. I just recieved their domestic animals and citizentry sets.The citizens I'm going to convert to Afgani or Iraqi without to much work.
FEB 24, 2011 - 10:51 AM
You have to give Masterbox credit. They come up with great figure concepts and poses. The molding is still a little behind the times but light years ahead of DML in terms of ideas. They are the little company you want to see make good. These look good. I'd only maybe change the heads and helmets. They look a little off to me. Kudos to MB!
FEB 24, 2011 - 03:03 PM
These are very nice! Great poses and instant story to boot! Just can't have too many civilians in any era/war. They were never that far away from the action.Maybe Afrika... Cheers!
FEB 24, 2011 - 04:29 PM
I dig the collective feeling of awesomeness about these kits and share in it myself
FEB 24, 2011 - 06:56 PM
Our site has received on a warehouse many new sets and we are ready to send within 24 hours to their any client in any point of the world. We invite all to our site. LINK
APR 09, 2011 - 05:47 AM
I hate Masterbox. Each time I decide that I won't buy a new kit they come up with something that fits the old Chandler description: It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window This kits are beautiful and bring up tons of ideas, even more so since I currently browse through the old movies like "A bridge to far", "The longest day" etc. Maybe combine this and the British Paratrooper kit...
APR 09, 2011 - 07:30 AM

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