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Old 12-26-2007, 06:51 PM
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Master Box releases.

Take a look on their homepage for upcoming products.
http://www.mbltd.info/proces.htm

So brilliant. They are becoming my favourite WWII figure manufacturer. For those not familiar with the brand check their older sets as well.

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Old 12-26-2007, 09:57 PM
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Their kits are covering ground not previously covered. I've got their "Checkpoint." Refreshingly different!
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:35 AM
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Most interesting Janne. I think this really starts the imagination for dioramas e.t.c. The only drawback is that I have heard the quality is not the best. On the other hand perhaps it just leaves some room for update them with new heads and so on?!
Thanks for posting the link. I really liked the "Stuka inbound" and the evacuation Stalingrad theam!
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:41 AM
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I'm interested for their Kfz.2 vehicle...
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:40 AM
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With the exception of the earliest sets I find the quality good. Almost up to Dragon standard at best. But usually a tad bit lower in details.

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Old 12-27-2007, 11:47 AM
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They are certainly better than any Italeri, most Tamiya, and are equaled by MiniArt. The artist is just as good as Ron Volstad (in my not so humble opinion). Dragon figures are still better but, if Dragon were to offer their Gen2 equipment and arms separately as they did the QuarterMaster Series, I would prefer Masterbox over Dragon figures. A little tweaking of the folds and wrinkles and they are the most original sets I find.

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Old 12-27-2007, 01:27 PM
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Agree. It would be great to buy all the gear, weapons and ammo as an other set. But dragon does give you some extra stuff with those figures so you always get some left after building dragon figures.
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The artist is just as good as Ron Volstad (in my not so humble opinion).
I like them better than Mr. Volstad's. But that is just my opinion. More depth and better colors. But I also think they are two different styles.

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Old 12-27-2007, 03:38 PM
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Volstad-bashing is not allowed! LOL!

I know Ron personally, and have for many years. About 35 years ago, I was the editor of our IPMS newsletter in Edmonton, Alberta. ("Newsletter" is being generous — it was four photocopied sheets of paper.) One day, a friend of mine brought this tall, bearded hippie-type to a meeting, and it was Ron. He told us how he loved to draw, showed us some sketches, and some miniatures. (He is a master figure modeller, then as well as now.) In any case, I persuaded him to let me include some of his sketches in the next issue of our newsletter, which was called The Bulletin. I can therefore claim the honour of being the first to publish a Ron Volstad drawing! (blush!)

LOL! Seriously, Ron is one of the handful of people I know who have taken the hobby he loves and made a living from it. I can attest that there were many lean years, but he has done very well and today has the recognition he deserves. It did not come easy.

And I do like the MasterBox figures, as well as those from MiniArt and some of the products we see now coming from Russia and the Ukraine. They have come a long way since the Ogonek T-34!

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They have come a long way since the Ogonek T-34!
Ahhh, Ogonek, Aeroplast, Tonda-Vac... Those were the days when modelers were MODELERS and one showed the Xacto knife cuts with pride.

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