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Future Figure Product Poll

Joined: October 31st, 2005, 2:54 am

May 5th, 2011, 1:08 am #1

Hello there my dear friends.

New product poll time.

What kind of civilian figures would you all like to see in 1/35 scale and 54mm?

You can reach us at minutemanmodels2009@comcast.net

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David P Ackerman

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Joined: February 19th, 2005, 4:52 pm

May 5th, 2011, 2:32 am #2

Hi Jose...I'd make my vote for some modern, slightly pudgy tank geeks with cameras round their necks, kinda like ourselves. They'd be great for those dioramas of us examining the Leopold or the 'unique' IS-3 at Aberdeen.

Neil
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Joined: January 23rd, 2007, 9:31 am

May 5th, 2011, 7:31 am #3

Some geeks to gawk over a vehicle: I could get some dio ideas from the may 15th Overloon show . What I really need personally is a vietnamese girl, that could pass as a prostitute or some passive ARVN troops (that are actually smaller in size that their US counterparts), but I'm guessing I'd be better off directing that at Bravo 6.

What we could always use is some mid-east figures that are bartering or selling stuff

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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 3:47 am

May 5th, 2011, 10:45 am #4

Hello there my dear friends.

New product poll time.

What kind of civilian figures would you all like to see in 1/35 scale and 54mm?

You can reach us at minutemanmodels2009@comcast.net

Thanks


Cheers,

David P Ackerman

Jose.T.Rodriguez

Minuteman Models

http://www.minutemanmodels.com
and more girls
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Joined: January 23rd, 2006, 8:19 pm

May 5th, 2011, 1:26 pm #5

Hello there my dear friends.

New product poll time.

What kind of civilian figures would you all like to see in 1/35 scale and 54mm?

You can reach us at minutemanmodels2009@comcast.net

Thanks


Cheers,

David P Ackerman

Jose.T.Rodriguez

Minuteman Models

http://www.minutemanmodels.com
I by this I mean the 11-14 group, there are none!
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Joined: August 29th, 2006, 8:49 pm

May 5th, 2011, 2:28 pm #6

Hello there my dear friends.

New product poll time.

What kind of civilian figures would you all like to see in 1/35 scale and 54mm?

You can reach us at minutemanmodels2009@comcast.net

Thanks


Cheers,

David P Ackerman

Jose.T.Rodriguez

Minuteman Models

http://www.minutemanmodels.com
One thing I have noticed regarding figures over the years is the sculptors tendency to make all people look thick and healthy. Most pictures from history up until the last 30 years or so show the average person as very lean with limited muscle mass.

Some civilian figures that may be of interest considering the above are:

1. Two young German women, 1945, bundled up against the spring chill as Allied troops pass. Their coats are heavy but their thin faces and legs reveal their hunger.

2. Based on a great WWII image... two small Italian boys, watching the Americans role thru town, both wearing shorts about 4 sizes too large, their tiny little bodies dwarfed by their own clothing.

3. Also from an image in a recent Concord armor book... a young man holding his baby in his arm. The toddler, as small children the world over do and have no doubt done for all of human history... is pointing at something its little brain cant understand... in this case at a tank rolling by.

4. A Russian peasant woman with head scarf and traditional dress stands in the door way of her home, her teenage daughter, curious but frightened watching from behind her mother as their German 'liberators' march into their village.

5. Finally, how about a matched set representing a civilian, any civilian from two periods of time... 1940, weeping, hand reluctantly, fearfully raised in stiff salute. And then, the same person, weeping, hand raised... joyfully waiving the flag of their liberator.

Just some thoughts which I hope are helpful.

JW
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Joined: July 16th, 2009, 11:00 pm

May 5th, 2011, 3:06 pm #7

Hello there my dear friends.

New product poll time.

What kind of civilian figures would you all like to see in 1/35 scale and 54mm?

You can reach us at minutemanmodels2009@comcast.net

Thanks


Cheers,

David P Ackerman

Jose.T.Rodriguez

Minuteman Models

http://www.minutemanmodels.com
Refugees: civilians loaded up with all their worldly posessions. WWII displaced millions of people and it would allow people tp add an extra human dimension to their tank dios
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Joined: September 20th, 2003, 3:28 pm

May 5th, 2011, 3:59 pm #8

white women, not native American women, to go with some of those excellent French&Indian war Frontiersmen figures you and Dave have been doing?
Or if it's WWII era Civ figs how about some figs that could be used in Civilian uprising dios ie Warsaw Ghetto 1943, Warsaw 1944, Paris 1944 etc, men - women teens
Regards bobC
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 12:00 am

May 5th, 2011, 4:24 pm #9

Hello there my dear friends.

New product poll time.

What kind of civilian figures would you all like to see in 1/35 scale and 54mm?

You can reach us at minutemanmodels2009@comcast.net

Thanks


Cheers,

David P Ackerman

Jose.T.Rodriguez

Minuteman Models

http://www.minutemanmodels.com
OK, my choices are based on the fact that I model the western front. I would like to see more French/Dutch/Belgian civillians welcoming the Tommies and GIs. Some sullen Germans would be good for the 1945 drive into Germany - remember no military age males would be running loose.

The GIs especially were suckers for kids. Some children mingling with the troops or getting chocolate would be good.

Some figures could be in 1/35th would be great but don't forget 54mm please.

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Joined: May 1st, 2003, 9:43 pm

May 5th, 2011, 5:06 pm #10

Hello there my dear friends.

New product poll time.

What kind of civilian figures would you all like to see in 1/35 scale and 54mm?

You can reach us at minutemanmodels2009@comcast.net

Thanks


Cheers,

David P Ackerman

Jose.T.Rodriguez

Minuteman Models

http://www.minutemanmodels.com
OK, not figures, but there is a crying need for the stocky shaggy Russian ponies that were used to pull carts and for scout use. The available horses are all large European horses, really too large for a lot of uses.

Chris

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Chris Lloyd-Staples

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