Miniatures News

Mars news 2020 - 2023

Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 26 Jun 2021, 22:03

Thanks, they don`t to my eyes look as good as the larger figures,so I will await the views of my peers before buying them.
zulu`s 1000`s of em  United Kingdom
 
Posts: 365
Member since:
01 Nov 2015, 15:53


Posted by MABO on 27 Jun 2021, 10:04

zulu`s 1000`s of em wrote:Thanks, they don`t to my eyes look as good as the larger figures,so I will await the views of my peers before buying them.


My thoughts as well. I am looking for the GI's.
User avatar
MABO  Europe
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 9169
Member since:
12 May 2008, 18:01

Posted by CPN on 03 Jul 2021, 10:53

Hi,
These are pictures of these paratroopers.
I like them a lot.
They will fit nicely with my current project.
I let you judge for yourself.
Happy weekend.
CPN

Image

Image

Image
CPN  France
 
Posts: 207
Member since:
11 Nov 2014, 17:15

Posted by MABO on 03 Jul 2021, 11:58

Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. Seems another set worth look at...
User avatar
MABO  Europe
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 9169
Member since:
12 May 2008, 18:01

Posted by PaulRPetri on 03 Jul 2021, 16:07

Thanks very much CPN for the photos. For once in my life I have perfect timing as I have painted up some German Paras, ESCI, in the last week and as soon as these figures hit the States I am getting a set.
It gives me hope the GI's will be usable as well!!!
Thanks again.
PaulRPetri  United States of America
 
Posts: 628
Member since:
02 Apr 2019, 00:59

Posted by Erich von Manstein on 04 Jul 2021, 16:03

Image

An almost perfect 1/32 set of US infantry during the D-Day landings.
Hopefully available soon in 1/72 and acceptable quality as well. ;-) :shock:

CPN wrote:These are pictures of these paratroopers.
I like them a lot.
They will fit nicely with my current project.
I let you judge for yourself.


Thanks for sharing your impressions CPN. :thumbup:

Will try to add the latest Mars sets to the WWII Fallschirmjäger comparison asap...

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=23397
User avatar
Erich von Manstein  Aruba
 
Posts: 1105
Member since:
03 Jan 2009, 21:31

Help keep the forum online!
or become a supporting member

Posted by Peter on 05 Jul 2021, 12:32

There is a second pictures of these figures:

Image
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 22570
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Posted by Erich von Manstein on 05 Jul 2021, 13:06

Peter wrote:There is a second pictures of these figures

Thats another upcoming US suport weapons set, already mentioned by CPN. ;-)
http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23732&start=40

As always, the picture shows the better 1/32 figures. Lets hope for good quality 1/72 versions of these excellent looking sets! :yeah:
User avatar
Erich von Manstein  Aruba
 
Posts: 1105
Member since:
03 Jan 2009, 21:31

Posted by Jaques on 09 Jul 2021, 12:42

US Infantry (Winter Uniform) Awaiting PSR review. Again in my opinion, excellent poses, but when reduced from 1/32 to 1/72, they seem to be "melting" and with little detail.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Fir ... px?id=1382
Image
Jaques  Brazil
 
Posts: 867
Member since:
21 Jun 2009, 22:02

Posted by PaulRPetri on 09 Jul 2021, 17:07

Hmmm. Jaques your melting comment seems to be spot on. I wonder why that happens?
PaulRPetri  United States of America
 
Posts: 628
Member since:
02 Apr 2019, 00:59

Posted by zirrian on 13 Jul 2021, 22:06

PaulRPetri wrote:Hmmm. Jaques your melting comment seems to be spot on. I wonder why that happens?


Mould shrinking not working as intended, bad photograph, odd plastic color that's hard to take pictures of - so many possible reasons...

On the other hand, started painting the German paras, they are very nice figures in my opinion. Tried to attach a pic but imgur hates me. A sharp blade was an absolute must, but I was happy that the face were not distorted like with Esci, Revell and Italeri when the mould ran in the middle of the face.

Mars, if you are still around, please consider adding extra poses to the boxes - 4 of each pose is enough, and there are so many other options...this set would have greatly benefited from two additional riflemen or an NCO-type figure waving his arms for the others. Really looking forward to getting the FJ heavy weapons and the Americans (both the winter infantry and the other two announced sets).
User avatar
zirrian  Hungary
 
Posts: 474
Member since:
27 Jul 2014, 15:37

Posted by PaulRPetri on 14 Jul 2021, 00:45

Zirrian I just recieved my Paratroopers and they meet with my satisfaction. They are for wargaming and not a dioramas so my expectations are lower as far as top quality goes. There is a fair amount of flash on the tires for the gun. I agree with you that there are too many of the same pose in this box. But considering how far the plastic soldier industry has come in my life time I am okay with my purchase.
PaulRPetri  United States of America
 
Posts: 628
Member since:
02 Apr 2019, 00:59

Posted by zirrian on 14 Jul 2021, 19:13

PaulRPetri wrote:Zirrian I just recieved my Paratroopers and they meet with my satisfaction. They are for wargaming and not a dioramas so my expectations are lower as far as top quality goes. There is a fair amount of flash on the tires for the gun. I agree with you that there are too many of the same pose in this box. But considering how far the plastic soldier industry has come in my life time I am okay with my purchase.


Good to hear! I'm looking forward to getting them as well, I'm fairly sure they will be able to man some MMGs and AT guns too :)

And finally got imgur working - hopefully you don't mind, but a picture of the two duplicate poses I'm working on - they look the part, a bit stiffer than others (but I think only these two poses, the rest like the grenade thrower and runner are very nicely animated), but once flash is carefully cut away, they are very nice. So kudos to Mars for their notable improvement in the last few years, hope many more sets like these will come!

Image
User avatar
zirrian  Hungary
 
Posts: 474
Member since:
27 Jul 2014, 15:37

Posted by PaulRPetri on 14 Jul 2021, 20:23

I liked the Mars US Paratroopers very much even if they are on the small side, 21mm, but work with my Airfix Paratroopers really well. Mars is heading in the right direction finally!
PaulRPetri  United States of America
 
Posts: 628
Member since:
02 Apr 2019, 00:59

Posted by MABO on 15 Jul 2021, 05:25

PaulRPetri wrote: Mars is heading in the right direction finally!


That is true.
User avatar
MABO  Europe
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 9169
Member since:
12 May 2008, 18:01

Posted by Peter on 29 Jul 2021, 13:37

Review of the German Paratroopers is now on PSR:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/review.aspx?id=1379
User avatar
Peter  Belgium

Moderator Moderator
 
Posts: 22570
Member since:
25 Mar 2008, 18:51

Help keep the forum online!
or become a supporting member

Posted by Bluefalchion on 29 Jul 2021, 14:55

I like how the paratroopers clothes are nice and baggy like the real thing.
User avatar
Bluefalchion  United States of America
 
Posts: 3575
Member since:
23 Dec 2010, 07:57

Posted by Bluefalchion on 10 Aug 2021, 15:45

User avatar
Bluefalchion  United States of America
 
Posts: 3575
Member since:
23 Dec 2010, 07:57

Posted by MABO on 10 Aug 2021, 18:59

Saw it already and again it is not looking good, unfortunately.
User avatar
MABO  Europe
Supporting Member (Gold) Supporting Member (Gold)
 
Posts: 9169
Member since:
12 May 2008, 18:01

Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 10 Aug 2021, 19:17

For the most part I can only agree with the review, we are left wishing ,if only. The Bar gunner thing is subjective being a lefty myself , doing things right handed is like asking a right handed person to do things left handed, so if you are a lefty you are going to use the weapon that way, you shoot straight ,load quicker etc, so the pose works fine for me.
zulu`s 1000`s of em  United Kingdom
 
Posts: 365
Member since:
01 Nov 2015, 15:53

Previous pageNext page

Return to Miniatures News