I bought this Miniart British tank crew kit about ten years ago. The uniform of British tanks changed 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 long ago, it had a figure, and I remember I didn’t put this kit together. The Sherman V was assembled this time, and a figure was attached, but this is an excellent 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. It has a rough texture. I feel it, especially when I glue the parts. This figure kit was released long ago, so it may be improved now.
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 the Dragon Rommel kit this time, so let’s copy it and use it. If you search the internet, you can find a lot of such maps so that it might be good.
I finished the painting, and it’s completed. There may be a figure that doesn’t match the period of Sherman V that was made a while ago. The British tank crew wore berets instead of helmets from the beginning to the middle of the war.
This is a figure mounted on a Mark‐VI tank made long ago. 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. This is one of the five figures in this kit.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build them 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 elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
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 me here occasionally.