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REVIEW
Alpine's WW2 US Tank Crew Set
Tarok
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: July 28, 2004
KitMaker: 10,889 posts
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2007 - 07:00 PM UTC
Just published, a review of Alpine Miniatures' mid-war US Tank Crew set - another set of high quality figures from Taesung Harmms.

Link to Review

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

exer
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Dublin, Ireland
Joined: November 27, 2004
KitMaker: 6,048 posts
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2007 - 08:12 AM UTC
Great review. Of the two figures I prefer the one in the raincoat.
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Loire-Atlantique, France
Joined: October 09, 2004
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 07:55 AM UTC
I used to love the Alpine figures of a few years back, they lost me when they started using those "planet of the apes"/"ganster rappers" types of poses.

I understand many modellers love them but I don't, which is not a problem really as there are many other figures manufacturers. Different strokes for different folks!

Cheers,

Christophe

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California, United States
Joined: March 19, 2004
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 10:18 AM UTC

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I used to love the Alpine figures of a few years back, they lost me when they started using those "planet of the apes"/"ganster rappers" types of poses.

I understand many modellers love them but I don't, which is not a problem really as there are many other figures manufacturers. Different strokes for different folks!

Cheers,
Christophe



I actually agree, not every set has to have the same pose. I know that it works to join both figures together, like I said not with every set thoigh. Indiviually, the figures are quite nice and the quality of Alpine cannot be surpassed, but new poses please.

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California, United States
Joined: August 15, 2005
KitMaker: 251 posts
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2007 - 10:50 AM UTC
I am glad others are in agreement that some new poses are needed. I think the quality and sculpting is unmatched but when even their German figures have the same pose, it gets a tad uninteresting.
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: December 26, 2004
KitMaker: 128 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 09:04 AM UTC
I really love the quality of their castings and the detail but totally agree about the poses.

This set reminds me that old SNL skit where Steve martin and dan Akroyd keep pointing and ˙elling what the h** is that! for the whole skit