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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2019, 02:08:22 AM »
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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2019, 12:07:31 PM »
Oh yes.. the standard wasteland protective wear.

What it lacks in protection is made up for by distraction

having met Mr Campion.. yes.. this is in the zone

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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2019, 01:58:26 AM »
A thought provoking release, especially with the writing in red on the box top:



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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2019, 03:17:33 PM »


Woh! That's one defensive box! :icon_surprised:


Unsurprisingly, however, it shows US Spec Ops types, rather than the more likely African warlords or their (ex-)Russian/Cuban/Chinese military advisors.




[Edit: 20/03/2022 added image of box art posted by Greg (which had disappeared) to add context to comments.]
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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2022, 12:57:24 AM »
Master Box is still working...

Here's their upcoming "Ukrainian-Russian War series, kit №1. Defence of Kyiv, March 2022" series.

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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2022, 01:54:43 AM »
Master Box is still working...

Here's their upcoming "Ukrainian-Russian War series, kit №1. Defence of Kyiv, March 2022" series.

I'm in two minds about this news:

  • Good on them and willing to support, however...
  • Don't they have more important things to be focussing upon than making model kits?
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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2022, 12:18:39 AM »
African warlords or their (ex-)Russian/Cuban/Chinese military advisors.

*THIS* would be interesting.

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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2022, 01:54:02 AM »


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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2022, 09:10:32 PM »
Having just been to the Greek exhibition in Canberra which was based around artefacts held by the British Museum what struck me was how small the Greek Armour on display was.  They were all the size of modern adolescents and these were supposed to be adult sized people.   :o

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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2022, 12:05:04 AM »
When I was 14-15, I saw an exhibit of Spanish body armor from the 1600s - I would have had a tough time fitting in and I was a skinny kid.

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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2022, 01:31:36 AM »
I was watching an Inspector Morse episode a couple of years ago, where he was in hospital. While there he started reading a book about a woman's murder about 120 years earlier and realized the author had got it all wrong so started his own investigation.  To cut the story short, the victim was a prostitute who had a nick name of 'Leggy', because she had long legs --- but she was only 5'-3" tall -- at the time she was consider to be a tall woman.
Many an old pub I've visited when I lived in the UK, the ceilings were so low even I had to stoop a bit and I wasn't quite 6 feet tall. Has anyone ever visited an old sailing warship, you'd know what I mean if you have.  What I'm getting at is people weren't very tall back then.
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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2022, 02:16:37 AM »
Try fitting into a B-17!
Then imagine wearing heavy clothes and a parachute.

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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #62 on: June 24, 2022, 03:17:11 AM »
I did that quite a few years ago Kerick, I had a walk-around/through a B-17 and a CASA 2.111 (He111 powered by Merlins). I couldn't imagine trying to walk across the bomb bay walkway of the B-17 with all the gear on while it's maneuvering all over the place, but when I went through the CASA, it's even less space, to get to the front or go to the back, you have to crawl over the bomb racks, where the bombs are all stood up on end in square chutes. There's barely any room between the top of the fuselage and the tops of the chutes.

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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2022, 03:27:37 AM »
They were all the size of modern adolescents and these were supposed to be adult sized people.   :o

They were full adult sized people...for their time.  The average height of adult males in the classical greek era was between 162 and 165 cm, that of females between 153 and 156 cm, and with a body weight of approximately 60-65 kg for males and 50-55 kg for females.
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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2022, 08:23:49 AM »
When visiting HMS Victory, I was one of the very few people who didn't smack their heads on the beams :smiley:

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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2022, 09:16:18 AM »
With Age of Sail warships (in fact any ship) remember that they were cramped & low-ceilinged even for most sailors & travellers of the time.

HMS Victory was one of the more roomy, & the ironclad HMS Warrior was positively spacious.
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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #66 on: June 25, 2022, 07:08:51 AM »
With Age of Sail warships (in fact any ship) remember that they were cramped & low-ceilinged even for most sailors & travellers of the time.

HMS Victory was one of the more roomy, & the ironclad HMS Warrior was positively spacious.

Yep, below deck in Warrior (the first outboard tilt-propeller) was almost like being outdoors in comparison.

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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #67 on: June 25, 2022, 09:29:36 PM »
There was a documentary on the TV not long ago, about the misconception people have about medieval war horses, most thinking they were huge animals the size of Shire horses. But they weren't, apparently they were about the size of a modern day pony but very stocky. The investigators arrived at this conclusion by looking at the numerous collections of body armour the people and horses were covered in around that time. So once again, pointing to not very big people back then. I think we these days would be considered giants ---  plus you could see where stories about ogres came from, people like Andre the Giant have been around for ages too ---
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Re: Master Box Ltd.
« Reply #68 on: June 26, 2022, 12:25:13 AM »
I have a suspicion that almost any of those height challenged people from antiquity would still be quite the adversary today.