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Cacique Caribe05 Mar 2010 6:20 p.m. PST

Who makes 15mm armed crew figures like this?

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khurasanminiatures05 Mar 2010 7:36 p.m. PST

It's not on the list for this year, but yeah, for Mystri Island, I will make them.

khurasanminiatures05 Mar 2010 8:31 p.m. PST

I should add though that they will look like actual u boat crew, based on what I'm able to come up with. It's rather hard to find info on their away work appearance.

But it's a long way off!

Cacique Caribe05 Mar 2010 10:21 p.m. PST

Hmm. I guess that will be nice for next year.

So, does anyone make them now?


Plynkes06 Mar 2010 2:41 a.m. PST

"It's rather hard to find info on their away work appearance."

Boiler suits, waterproofs, warm clothes (or hot weather clothes in the Med – shirtsleeves, shorts, sometimes just shorts and a sun hat). Pretty similar to WWII, really, apart from the hats. And the officers almost never allowed themselves to be photographed looking anything other than immaculate, unlike their World War Two counterparts.

Sloppypainter06 Mar 2010 3:34 a.m. PST

How about Afrika Korps as U-Boat crews for tropical settings?

Dragon Gunner06 Mar 2010 11:47 a.m. PST

Take the look from "The Land That Time Forgot"

"But it's a long way off!"


Pyrate Captain06 Mar 2010 4:05 p.m. PST

Doesn't Osprey's U-Boat Crews have a short section on WW1?

Cacique Caribe08 Mar 2010 1:23 p.m. PST

I guess I'll have to pick up a copy.

With all the new interest in 15mm pulp and vsf, I'm just surprised that someone hasn't done them yet.

Of course, a waterline wwi sub would't hurt either.


khurasanminiatures08 Mar 2010 2:23 p.m. PST

Yes it does Pyrate Captain, but it focuses on their onboard appearance, not away. Also it's much more WWII oriented.

They will be a fun addition to mystri island but there are lots of other things more urgent for that line first.

Dropship Horizon08 Mar 2010 3:48 p.m. PST

I was sure MY Miniatures did a U-Boat Crew but all I can find are: Ger3 Land based Naval Infantry and officer.




Cacique Caribe05 May 2010 9:14 p.m. PST

Here are some pictures of what, I believe, are actual WWI U-Boat crews:


I have yet to find pics of crew in tropical attire.


Cacique Caribe05 May 2010 9:25 p.m. PST
Eli Arndt05 May 2010 9:47 p.m. PST

One thing I always remember is that the U-boat crews tended to diverge from official dress a lot because of their relative autonomy from regular lines of ocmmand. I'm sure they all had their dress and official duty uniforms in their lockers.

Some Peter Pig figs might be painted to look the part. A peaked cap is a peaked cap and a long coat can be painted like a rainslicker.

Russian Officers

French Resistence

Sure these are a bit of a stretch, but it depends on how "in the field" you want them to look. I know when I painted my 28mm ones I gave them several colors of pants as well as coats.



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