MB Models News, May-June 2023
...1/35 & 1/24 Figure sets, from MB Models
1) 35230 "Russian-Ukrainian War series, kit № 7. News from home" – the kit is performed in 1/35 scale.
Kit 35230 continues the series of kits dedicated to the Russian-Ukrainian war. This war shocked the whole world not only with examples of inhuman crimes, robberies, executions of civilians and mass rape of women and children done by the Russian army in the occupied territories, not only with the unprecedented heroism of Ukrainians who managed to stop and reverse the forces of the aggressor that are many times greater than the forces of the Ukrainian resistance, but also with showing the defencelessness of the whole world in the face of a cynical and arrogant dictator, showed the inability of international structures, whose mission is to stop such attempts, to take really effective actions, the inability of these structures to protect the world from the consequences of such a war, such as global hunger, global energy crisis and global crisis even of the world's leading economies.
The kit contains a sprue with parts for assembling two soldiers of the Ukrainian army and one figure of a cat. The fighters are enjoying a short respite, looking through the news from home on their smartphones, and their companion is a stray cat.
Such cats or dogs have become one of the symbols of this war, since these animals, who lost their homes and their owners, find shelter often at the positions of the Ukrainian military. They become excellent comrades and excellent psychologists, as they contribute quite effectively to the removal, although partially, of the consequences of the titanic psychological burden that the fighters bear.
he detailing of the kit is rich and allows you to place equipment on the figures in a variety of configurations at the choice of the modeller.
The figures are made at a high artistic level and are rather miniature sculptures. The figures are also animated perfectly and interact with each other well, making up a single plot, a whole story. If desired, the modeller can make both a vignette using this kit, and a larger diorama using the models of techniques.
2) 24078 "Pоst-apocalyptic series. The Last Bridge." – the kit is performed in 1/24 scale.
Kit 24078 continues new series of kits dedicated to the post-apocalyptic subject in 1/24 scale.
The extraordinary popularity of post-apocalyptic subject in the field of cinematography and computer games made us deal with this subject, and the choice of the 1/24 scale is due to the growing popularity of this scale among modellers who focus on figures. This is due to the fact that, on the one hand, this scale allows the manufacturer to make a much more detailed figure than the 1/35 scale, on the other hand, it allows the modeller to make the figure with special sophistication.
The creation of the Last Bridge figures series was based on a simple plot:
The global environmental disaster and then broken out war "all against all" changed sharply the appearance of the Planet. The values formed for centuries disappeared. Diverse gangs began to attack weak groups of refugees and Chaos came.
But people strive always to create order where there is no order. A delicate balance came in the merciless struggle between Chaos and Order, and then the Legend was born. The Legend is about the Last Bridge, beyond which there is still a place where people live peacefully, happily and do not need anything. But no one knows where this bridge is, but one thing is clear: wherever it is, the path to it is far and deadly.
And then three vagabonds who met by chance - Vadim, Nadezhda (Hope) and Splinter - joined forces and went on a hopeless journey in search of a dream.
The kit consists of three sprues with parts for assembling four figures and is a mix of the kits that were released previously: 24075, 24076 and 24077.
The figures are made at a high artistic level and represent a very high-level sculptural miniature in fact. Despite the relative simplicity of the proposed composition, the kit carries a whole story, and the unity of style and plot allows the modeller to create very interesting miniatures using both the figures of this kit and more complex compositions using the rest figures of the series at the choice of the modeller.
Thanks to Masterbox for the news. These are available in the shops here in the UK now.