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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 04 Oct 2022, 23:03

Mars revealed another upcoming 1/32 set over the last week.

WWII British Paratroopers

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As so often before, it is quite possible that we will soon see 1/72 versions of them as well. :thumbup:
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Posted by Xantippos on 15 Oct 2022, 14:36

They remind me of Airfix german modern infantry!

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Posted by Fire at Will on 15 Oct 2022, 20:20

I like the 2" (50mm) mortar, if they do appear in 1/72 then it could be worth getting just for that
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 15 Oct 2022, 23:20

Xantippos wrote:They remind me of Airfix german modern infantry!

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That's because - according to this person - they are!
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/7854744 ... ern-german
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Posted by Xantippos on 19 Oct 2022, 07:43

I know this are :) , I was just posting the pic to be compared with the British Paratroops, one pose in particular seem nearly identical!

Indeed the mortar soldiers are the most interesting and different.
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Posted by Fire at Will on 15 Nov 2022, 14:19

Model2u have announced the following

Big drop of new sets coming soon from Mars featuring nine 1:72 and one 1:32 set, all covering a variety of time periods from Ancient times right through to World War II:

MARS32041 - German Anti-Tank Team - Scale 1:32 - £24.70 (RRP)

MARS72068 - Swiss Mercenaries - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72069 - Pirates of the Caribbean Set 2 - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72130 - German Volkssturm Defenders Set 2 - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72131 - German Mercenaries (Mid 16th Century) - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72132 - Persian Light Cavalry - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72133 - Persian Mercenary Cavalry - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72134 - Ancient Artillery - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72135 - Dacian Army - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72136 - Samurai - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)

We are hoping these will be in before the end of the year, and all sets are on the website available for Pre-Order: https://bit.ly/3tvuD4x
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Posted by OwenChpw on 20 Nov 2022, 01:16

Fire at Will wrote:Model2u have announced the following
MARS32041 - German Anti-Tank Team - Scale 1:32 - £24.70 (RRP)

MARS72068 - Swiss Mercenaries - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72069 - Pirates of the Caribbean Set 2 - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72130 - German Volkssturm Defenders Set 2 - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72131 - German Mercenaries (Mid 16th Century) - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72132 - Persian Light Cavalry - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72133 - Persian Mercenary Cavalry - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72134 - Ancient Artillery - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72135 - Dacian Army - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
MARS72136 - Samurai - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)



The box art for some of these have been released too!

MARS72130 - German Volkssturm Defenders Set 2 - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
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MARS72131 - German Mercenaries (Mid 16th Century) - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
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MARS72132 - Persian Light Cavalry - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
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MARS72133 - Persian Mercenary Cavalry - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
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MARS72134 - Ancient Artillery - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
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MARS72135 - Dacian Army - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
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MARS72136 - Samurai - Scale 1:72 - £9.70 (RRP)
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Posted by Xantippos on 20 Nov 2022, 08:05

Cool news! I was just about preparing an order for my birthday, although I don't think these will be released on time, it is great to see new ancients come into the market.

A bit sadly, more or less all already exists, but well, we'll see how they are.

Is it me, or do the artworks of the Dacian and Ancient Artillery seem to suggest the old Hytty sets?
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Posted by zirrian on 20 Nov 2022, 17:41

Xantippos wrote:Cool news! I was just about preparing an order for my birthday, although I don't think these will be released on time, it is great to see new ancients come into the market.

A bit sadly, more or less all already exists, but well, we'll see how they are.

Is it me, or do the artworks of the Dacian and Ancient Artillery seem to suggest the old Hytty sets?


I think you are correct, and these will be reissues of Hytty/LW sets - the Samurai set from LW has this same pose in it, and the number of poses shown on the box are the same too. Think the Germans mercenaries will be the LW Spanish set, but I am still happy as these are not easy to come by anymore.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 20 Nov 2022, 22:00

Xantippos wrote:... Is it me, or do the artworks of the Dacian and Ancient Artillery seem to suggest the old Hytty sets?


Exactly this. ;-) :yeah:
Pretty sure that only 72130 (Volkssturm Set 2) are actually newly designed figures. See also the corresponding posting from 04 July on page 6.
All other announced sets could most certainly be reissues of older and, in my opinion, somewhat unattractive HYTTY or LW / Evolution figures.
On the other hand, I would be extremely excited if I would be wrong and this is indeed an unexpected flood of new sets. ;-)
However, we will know soon.
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Posted by StellarX on 03 Dec 2022, 13:04

The set titles sound interesting, especially given the improvement in recent sculpts from Mars. However I am slightly concerned at the box art on a couple of these sets which 'suggest' that the contents may be re-purposed sculpts previously released by LW or others:

The figure on the 'German Mercenaries' box front looks very much like a LW pirate:
http://plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=229

The figure on the 'Samurai' box front looks very much like an LW Samurai:
http://plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=709

And many of the set titles bear resemblance to similar prior output from LW (which were themselves repurposed from EVO).

Let's hope these concerns are unfounded and we get nice new sculpts.
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Posted by carlosfaro on 03 Dec 2022, 20:07

i am quite sure these are sadly LW recycled sets... Those poses and topics are exactly the same.....,

Aall of them (persian cavalrty are scythians, the dacian fg is also known, the man with tw pistols and the smaurai , as pointed in previous post are also old known poases,.,,)
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