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Posted by steve_pickstock on 21 Apr 2021, 01:38

Is the soldier saluting wearing wellington boots?
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Posted by Minuteman on 21 Apr 2021, 09:50

steve_pickstock wrote:Is the soldier saluting wearing wellington boots?


How strange, yes he does appear to be wearing boots!

These mini-sets from Zvezda are usually nicely composed, but I have mixed feelings about them. Useable for specialists, but I'd rather see Zvezda bringing out some more of their 'proper sized' sets...maybe one day??
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Posted by Jaques on 25 May 2021, 15:18

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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 25 May 2021, 21:55

Nice shame the rifle is wrong, should be the SMLE .
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 13 Jun 2021, 18:31

The next 2 AoT sets are available now.
6174 - British Headquarters 1940 BEF (see above)
6277 - M-72 soviet WWII motorbike with sidecar & 2 riders
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I'm particularly curious about the US figures that are apparently being released soon. ;-) :yeah:
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Posted by zirrian on 29 Jun 2021, 20:43

Seems like the DP has no ammo :)

Curious if they forgot to put it on the gun for the photo, or it's missing from the kit, but if I had to guess it's the former.
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Posted by Duron QelDroma on 13 Jul 2021, 21:29

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This seems to be a first look on the upcoming zvezda US Infantry. 5 figures in 4 Poses, all are advancing and include an officer and a bazooka.
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Posted by Fire at Will on 14 Jul 2021, 06:55

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They look a funny selection of poses
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Posted by Emperor on 14 Jul 2021, 12:06

I bought their set of Samurai archer one Samurai archer bow got broken so the plastic on weapon is delicate and easy to break...Beside that figures have great detail...
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 15 Sep 2021, 19:16

6278 - WWII US Infantry
5 figures in 4 poses, available soon.

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Posted by Fire at Will on 15 Sep 2021, 20:21

Looks very nice, but compared to existing sets, what does it bring? The minisets are way over-priced
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Posted by MABO on 15 Sep 2021, 21:17

And I must say, I find the poses very stiff. Not as good as other minisets. And not as good as existing ones.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 15 Sep 2021, 21:35

Well, its true that the standard infantry of the respective AoT ranges are not the most attractive ones.
However, in case of this new range of US figures, I hope for more useful sets in the style of previous AoT topics (Wehrmacht & Red Army): D-Day landing scenes, sappers, medics, commanders, support weapons (MGs, mortars, sniper, AT-action), paratroopers, light & medium artillery, AT & AA guns... possibly winter troops... ;-)
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 15 Sep 2021, 22:42

The grease gun guy is of no use at all, not the least realistic at several levels, the rest are useable ,but no better than figures already available, but, if it leads to more figures on an expanded range, then great.
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Posted by Arkoudaki on 21 Sep 2021, 10:47

I have to agree with comments above, as some of the poses are poor and the detail isn't that good. It looks like Zvezda is taking steps backward.....which is sad given how good many of their sets are
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Posted by Xantippos on 08 Oct 2021, 14:55

Too few, too expensive, too uninteresting... hardly only good for it's own game. Come on Zvezda, come back to the old days of 50 lively figures in a box!
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 23 Nov 2021, 23:29

Next AoT set seems to be ready for release, 5 figures in 5 poses. :thumbup:

6279 - WWII US Marines

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With this figure set and the soon to be released M4A2 (75) Sherman, Zvezda has completed this year's 1/72 announcements.

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Already excited about what the coming year might bring? ;-)
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Posted by hodude on 24 Nov 2021, 17:50

The Sherman set supposedly is "snap fit, no glue required" but it is 120 parts?!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Nov 2021, 18:31

hodude wrote:The Sherman set supposedly is "snap fit, no glue required" but it is 120 parts?!


Zvezda models have little pegs that fit very tightly and must be inserted into the joined part at precisely the correct angle.

After the peg is accidentally broken during the insertion process, then it requires trimming off and gluing.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 24 Nov 2021, 21:21

Zvezdas 1/72 vehicle range is already running for 10 or even 12 years now and seems to be quite popular and widely used.
The 28 kits released so far are all labeled as "snap fit", but this only means they can optionally be built without glue.
In the end, you get accurately dimensioned, very well detailed and interestingly engineered kits for less than 10 Euros (in Europe).
Absolutely no comparison to overly simplified and crude "quick kits" from Hät/Armourfast or PSC imho.
Can only recommend Zvezdas 1/72 vehicles. :thumbup:

Already looking forward to what they‘ll come up with in 2022. ;-)
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