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Caesar releases 2018

Posted by Erich von Manstein on 08 Nov 2018, 11:36

It seems as if Caesars long-awaited 2018 batch is moving closer now.
I'm aware of the quite numerous single threads about the upcoming figures, but prefer a general thread which gives a overall view of what can be expected.

H099 - WWII German Tank Riders (reversible winter/camo jackets)
H101 - Modern Mid-East Militia (Iraq & Syria)
H102 - Modern Western Tank Crews Set 1 (Germany & Israel)
H103 - Modern US Army Tank Crews and Armored Force
H??? - Modern Chinese and Russian Tank Crews

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Caesar started to show more detailed pictures of the actual figures lately.

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Looking very much forward to a another batch of new Caesar sets. :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 08 Nov 2018, 17:29

Contents don´t appear to match the boxart....with reason?
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Posted by KenzoSato on 08 Nov 2018, 17:44

The Russians and Chinese will not be released this year
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 08 Nov 2018, 17:46

KenzoSato wrote:The Russians and Chinese will not be released this year


Do you possibly know if Caesar will replace that set with another one?
Or will it be just 4 sets this time?
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Posted by KenzoSato on 08 Nov 2018, 17:57

I believe only 4, except for the surprises.
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Posted by Redmao on 08 Nov 2018, 17:57

13 poses for the Militia set. Neat.
I hope the poor hostage isn't single packed, though it probably will along the knife wielding executioner.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 08 Nov 2018, 17:58

KenzoSato wrote:I believe only 4, except for the surprises.


Whohoo, hear hear! :-D ;-)
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 09 Nov 2018, 07:21

Next preview of upcoming figures, one more to come.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Nov 2018, 12:46

H101 touched a raw nerve with me. BB
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 09 Nov 2018, 15:32

There was that awful televised execution of an American electrician contracter in 2003 some time. H101 appears to depict the start of that scene. I never watched it but some of my friends did, and they said they regretted doing so.

As for the Russians, I don't speak Russian, but it seems very unlikely to me that they call their tank crews "Panzer Crews."
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 09 Nov 2018, 17:18

If they have a Heavy MG on the cover they should really have one the box as well. Something Went wrong with the masters?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 11 Nov 2018, 10:08

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13 useful & reasonable poses and -as always with Caesar- excellent sculpting. :yeah:

That's it in terms of officially announced figures for now.
Let's hope for a surprise or two then! ;-)
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Posted by Mai Strac on 11 Nov 2018, 13:05

Erich von Manstein wrote:Image
13 useful & reasonable poses and -as always with Caesar- excellent sculpting. :yeah:

That's it in terms of officially announced figures for now.
Let's hope for a surprise or two then! ;-)

Thank’s for sharing, hope to see it soon in the shop. A lot of new poses for this set!
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Posted by Arkoudaki on 13 Nov 2018, 23:39

Any ideas when these will be out? I like the German tank riders, ISIS types, and US Modern AFV crew....the others don't excite me but I am sure will be useful.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 05 Feb 2019, 14:37

PSR shows the pictures of the 4 latest Caesar releases at their "Awaiting Review" section now.
So the concluding reviews should be imminent.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/AwaitingReview.aspx

Maybe helpful for those who (like myself) waited for good & clear scans of the figures before placing an order.
Will add all 4 sets to the stash anyway now... . ;-) :xd:
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Posted by MikeRC97 on 05 Feb 2019, 15:07

Good catch Eric. The figures look good, the weapons, not so much. It would be great if there were hard plastic 1/72 modern weapon sets like you see in 1/35 so that the soft bendy weapons on the Caesar modern sets could be replaced.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 06 Feb 2019, 19:47

Mike,
one of the numerous reasons why Preisers 1/72 sets are so sought-after is that they often contain a lot more weapons and equipment than the respective number of figures requires.
If you can get hold of any of their 1/72 sets you'll automatically obtain some spare weapons to replace inadequate soft plastic ones.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/ManufacturerList.aspx?id=22

Caesars hard plastic sets (CM-series) also offer way more weapons & gear than needed.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2301

And of course there are many 1/72 "after-market" manufacturers offering weapons-sets in resin or photo-etched metal.
ACE, Calibre 72, Mini World or OKB Grigorov for example.

Although I would also appreciate some genuine & proper weapons-/equipment-sets in hard plastic, we're not without options so far.

Happy modelling! :thumbup:
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Posted by MikeRC97 on 07 Feb 2019, 12:46

I have a Preiser set with hard plastic weapon sprues, also I have the Dragon PaK 40 set with crew that includes hard plastic weapons and equipment which is wonderful. But those are both WWII German weapons and equipment only.

I was specifically referring to modern weapons. Trumpeter released a series of modern weapon sprues in 1/35. I would love to see those in 1/72 for use with the Caesar modern figures. I don’t think I have seen any hard plastic 1/72 modern sets.

I have seen M4 carbines in 1/72 on shapeways but that’s it and I’m still a little hesitant about buying 3D printed models, the prices are high and the previews are always CAD images so you don’t know what to expect in terms of the ridge lines you often see on 3D printed models when images are posted online.

Modern is always been on my want list, especially now that T-Model is making 1/72 MRAP and MaxxPro models.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 07 Feb 2019, 16:05

Mike,
there are at least 4 modern US sets available from Preiser.
72500 - Modern US Infantry
72519 - Modern US Infantry in action
72524 - Tank Crew US Army 2000
72530 - Tank Crew US Army 2000 (Set 2)
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/ManufacturerList.aspx?id=22
PSRs Preiser index can be a bit confusing because they list many true H0 sets (1/87) as well.
One of the misconstrued sources for the mythical "100 sets of WWII Germans" in the Book of 1/72 Legends... .

One more is still announced, although it could take several years until its release.
72544 - "US-Army modern, Fahrer & Aufsitzer", modern US Drivers & Seated Soldiers
https://hobby-guensel.de/PREISER-72544-US-Army-moderne-Fahrer-und-Aufsitzer-Massstab-1-72
Although the sets are all labelled "modern", some are more appropiate for late Cold War and some are better for early 2000's Afghanistan/Iraq.

Regarding modern russian weapons, the latest ModelCollect/Caesar set could be interisting for you.
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/ShowFeature.aspx?id=106
The figures are available seperately as well afaik.

As mentioned before, in general I also would love to have such hard plastic sets you're referring to. :thumbup:
Till then we can take suitable surplus weapons from the mentioned figure sets and use the customary alternatives in resin & metal.
ACE 7228 - Modern Soviet/Russian weapons (etched metal)
Lancer 72025 - Russian hand weapons, AK family (all resin)
Lancer 72026 - Russian weapons, MG & Grenade Launchers
OKB Grigorov W72001 - M79 Grenade Launchers (all resin)
OKB Grigorov W72002 - RPG-7 Rocket Launchers
OKB Grigorov W72003 - RPG-7 rocket-propelled Grenades
OKB Grigorov W72004 - M16A1 Assault Rifles
OKB Grigorov W72005 - M82A1M Barret Sniper Rifles
... some "modern" (well, at least post WWII) examples.

Hope this helps a bit? ;-)
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Posted by Alex on 07 Feb 2019, 16:27

I also look forward to the arrival of "Caesar"
I really want to compare ...
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