Figures & Dioramas

Reviews of products for scale figures and diorama models.

German Field Kitchen

Published: August 9th, 2017     
German Field Kitchen
Reviewed by: Tom Moon, IPMS# 43192
Scale: 1/35
Company: Riich Models

This is a multimedia kit comprised of 110+ styrene parts, one photo etched parts fret, and a standard set of instructions. They need to be reviewed very carefully before gluing any parts together.

Finnish Tank Crew

Published: July 21st, 2017     
Finnish Tank Crew
Reviewed by: Gino Dykstra, IPMS# 11198
Scale: 1/35
Company: MiniArt

Over the relatively short time that MiniArt has existed, I have been consistently impressed by the imagination and daring of their figure releases. They have released wonderful civilians, troops and tank crews, often filling gaps no other manufacturer has been able to do. I've had wonderful results from their French and Italian tankers, and look forward to getting their Hungarian tank crew soon.

MiniArt has done it again with this current release, filling a void that has been in the armor field for quite awhile. On examining the contents of the box, you get five full figures, two of whom are in relatively typical light grey overalls, two in what can only be described as "pseudo-Russian" uniforms, and a single figure who really seems to exemplify the Finnish, with a mix of a Russian-style black leather jacket, Finnish riding pants and very local-looking boots.

Workshop Windows: Square and Round

Published: July 16th, 2017     
Workshop Windows: Square and Round
Reviewed by: Ben Morton, IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1/35
Company: Plusmodel

Plus Model was established in 1990 in The Czech Republic. Their product range is comprised primarily of 1/35th scale resin kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are vacuum cast from polyurethane plastic

They offer a superb line of quality dioramas made from a specially hardened gypsum, styrene sheets, of varying thickness for your own use and design, and other modeler accessories or tools. They also have a wide range of printed-paper 1/35th scale accessories - scale posters, road signs, rations boxes, tents, etc.

Japanese Military Field Kitchen Equipment

Published: July 11th, 2017     
Japanese Military Field Kitchen Equipment
Reviewed by: Ben Morton, IPMS# 47301
Scale: 1/35