I bought this Miniart British tank crew kit about 10 years ago. The uniform of British tanks changes in North Africa and West Europe depending on where they were used. I didn’t have much opportunity to combine them for a few making British tanks. When I made a Tasca Sherman Firefly a long time ago, it had a figure, and I remember I didn’t put this kit together. This time, the Sherman V was assembled and a figure was attached, but this is a good opportunity to make this Miniart kit.
I haven’t seen a Miniart figure in a while, and I think the quality of the plastic is not very good. I feel it especially when I glue the parts. It has a rough texture. This figure kit was released a long time ago, so it may be improved now.
I’m not sure if it’s all right, the mold of the face looks dull. When I finished assembling, there were some gaps and holes caused by sink marks. But I think they can be fixed easily with putty.
This British tank soldier is checking the direction with a map board. This kit did not include anything like a scale map sheet. A long time ago, Tristar’s figure kit had handy maps on the side of the box, but I threw away the extra maps. I found a decal in Dragon Rommel kit this time, so let’s copy it and use it. If you search on the internet, you can find a lot of such maps, so it might be good.
I finished painting and it’s completed. The British tank crew wore berets instead of helmets from the beginning to the middle of the war. There may be a figure that doesn’t really match the period of Sherman V that was made a while ago.
This is a figure mounted on a Mark‐VI tank made long ago. This is one of the five figures in this kit. I use a Hornet resin head, and this one is better. It is easier to finish if the mold of the face is of high quality.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.