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Tank Crews or Infantry WW!?
HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 03:38 PM UTC
Just working on my HB Schneider CA1 and I wonder which companies make tank crews or infantry of French Army? I know of Blast Models tank crew for St. Charmond but are there any figure that can be put next to the Schneider to give an idea of it`s size? Could tank crews of WWII be used or had they different uniforms?
Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 04:03 PM UTC
Hi H.H.

Masterclub has realeased some WW1 French figures :

http://masterclub.ru/models/index.php?SECTION_ID=92&PAGEN_1=6

http://masterclub.ru/models/index.php?SECTION_ID=92&PAGEN_1=7

and Nemrod has released a FT tank crew :



I'm no expert, but the 1940 tanker uniform could be used for a conversion...

WW1 :



WW2 :



H.P.
KPHeinrich
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 04:33 PM UTC
I think the FT-17 crew is from Manta :

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/mantafigurines.html

Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 04:43 PM UTC

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That's strange...Here's the link to the Historex/Nimrod webstore :

http://www.historex.com/crbst_25.html

Thet set # is N35099. I've found it for sale under the Nemrod brand in various online shops.

H.P.
KPHeinrich
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 04:53 PM UTC
Very strange....

Could it be the Manta Figurines is no longer here,
and that Nemrod has taken over the moulds ?

/Heinrich
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Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 05:17 PM UTC
The mystery thickens

http://www.tonyshop.fr/manta-figurines-797/mantafigurines-mf35-09-french-tanker-special-artillery-1914-1918-1-35-50816.html

http://www.tonyshop.fr/nemrod-139/nemrod-n35099-tankistes-ft-17-a.s.-1917-1-35-52396.html

Many Manta Figurines sets are out of stock..

EDIT : I've just read on a French forum that Manta Figurines has closed down last year...So you are probably right

H.P.
HermannB
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 12:22 PM UTC
That Masterbox stuff is what I need. The standing soldier will give a good example how small these vehicle actually were. But I hope that we will see more crews and infantry of the Great War.
modelcellar
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 08:17 AM UTC
Hello Hans,

We (The Model Cellar) make several WWI French Tankers. Two standing figures and a St.Chamond crew set (two half figures). You can see them on our website www.ModelCellar.com go to the catalog page and scroll down a bit, you'll see them. Sculpted by Mike Good, they have the highest quality detail.

Also, on our catalog page, notice the incoming WWI German Tankers for the new A7V from Meng. These were also sculpted by Mike Good. The pictures on our catalog page show the raw, original sculpt. The pics will give you an idea of the fidelity of the sculpting.

regards,
Paul