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Title: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: Leon on 02 June 2020, 12:18:33 AM
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/slideshow/WWIIDrivers.jpg)

It's Day 2 of our '10 Days of Shiny!'

Today we switch to 10mm and WWII in particular, with a set of drivers and passengers released for our American, British, French, German and Soviet ranges!  These are all seated figures which will fit into any of our jeeps, halftracks and trucks, or placed on a bench/ammo box to add something to a command base or diorama.  The drivers have their arms in their laps so they can be put in either the driver or passenger seats of transports.  The passengers come with helmets and rifles and the pairs could also be cut in half if you wanted individuals instead.

These new codes can be found in the Misc section of their respective nations (except for the French which are a single set of codes currently).

WWII

American Misc - https://pendraken.co.uk/world-war-ii/american/misc/
AMX2   Seated drivers (5)   1.00
AMX3   Seated passengers (5 pairs)   1.85

British Misc - https://pendraken.co.uk/world-war-ii/british/misc/
BRX11   Seated drivers (5)   1.00
BRX12   Seated passengers (5 pairs)   1.85

French - https://pendraken.co.uk/world-war-ii/french/
FRE62   Seated drivers (5)   1.00
FRE63   Seated passengers (5 pairs)   1.85

German Misc - https://pendraken.co.uk/world-war-ii/german/
GRX25   Seated drivers (5)   1.00
GRX26   Seated passengers (5 pairs)   1.85

Soviet Misc - https://pendraken.co.uk/world-war-ii/soviet/misc/
SVX5   Seated drivers (5)   1.00
SVX6   Seated passengers (5 pairs)   1.85


And some pics:

AMX2 - American drivers
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4996/AMX2.jpg)

BRX11 - British drivers
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4997/BRX11.jpg)

FRE63 - French passengers
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/5004/FRE63.jpg)

GRX26 - German passengers
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/5005/GRX26.jpg)


For Day 3 we'll be switching back to Minibits for some scenery items...


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 02 June 2020, 12:49:08 AM
Nicely done all...


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: monkeynut on 02 June 2020, 01:12:53 AM
Practical and lovely. Bonus!

🐵


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: Noktu on 02 June 2020, 04:20:38 AM
These look great! Could be useful for a wide array of things!


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: Steve J on 02 June 2020, 06:28:50 AM
Very useful additions 8).


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: fred. on 02 June 2020, 06:29:53 AM
They could be very handy - was just looking at some open topped trucks the other day thinking they looked a bit bare.


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: fsn on 02 June 2020, 07:37:34 AM
They're excellent! Will fill a gap.  :-bd


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: Sunray on 02 June 2020, 10:41:32 AM
The British passengers- are they in helmet ? Its hard to tell from the image.


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 02 June 2020, 01:16:06 PM
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/slideshow/WWIIDrivers.jpg)

Just wanted to comment that I find the composition of this photo very evocative and moving: the monochrome of the troops in contrast to the colour of the half-track.

On an old battlefield the shades of troops waiting for a disembarkation order that will never come.  Meanwhile, nature returns as plants grow up to reclaim the torn soil as life continues for the fortunate.


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: Leon on 02 June 2020, 07:11:07 PM
Will fill a gap.

Quite literally!

The British passengers- are they in helmet ? Its hard to tell from the image.

They are indeed.

Just wanted to comment that I find the composition of this photo very evocative and moving: the monochrome of the troops in contrast to the colour of the half-track.

I'd not looked at it that way, I just popped them in a painted vehicle!  You're right though, there's a ghostly sense to them sitting in that halftrack.


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: Ithoriel on 02 June 2020, 08:09:18 PM
I already have thoughts of figures sitting on ammo boxes, somewhere in the corner of a command stand, waiting to be sent off with a message or to be sent to fetch something from the officer's kit or, heavens forfend, to defend their HQ against marauding Italian tanks :)


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: ianrs54 on 03 June 2020, 08:58:30 AM
Dont glue them into the transport, and take out when dismounted..


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: Sunray on 03 June 2020, 12:06:10 PM
Dont glue them into the transport, and take out when dismounted..

As with other manufactures who make seated figures - I file the sides a little and glue them to a strip of thin plastic card.

Useful addition - won't have to buy vehicles with a canvas tilt any more.  Added to June order - still pending to see what other goodies come along!  :)   


Title: Re: WWII Drivers & Passengers released!
Post by: fred. on 03 June 2020, 12:07:49 PM
As with other manufactures who make seated figures - I file the sides a little and glue them to a strip of thin plastic card.


This, I have sometimes glued two lines facing each other, to make a block of passengers, who then sit quite well in the vehicle, and can be removed easily enough to.