New 1/35 Gothic Serpent Figs!

So I know a few if you modellers out there (including me) have been looking for 1/35 figs from Somalia in 1993 and finally a figure company has got the goods!

Step forward Mantis Miniatures from Poland with this cracking three fig set!

As you can see it depicts a helicopter pilot and two SOF operators. Knowing Mantis figures reputation for high quality sculpting and moulding these should look just as good as these computer images.

The small vignette appears to be based on the events at Crash Site 2 when 160th SOAR pilot Chief Warrant Officer Michael J Durant was pulled from the wreckage by Delta Force Sergeant First Class Randall D. Shughart (CMOH Citation) and Master Sergeant Gary I. Gordon (CMOH Citation)

However, it obviously doesn’t need to be that exact event- the shape of the uniforms and equipment are relevant for a wide period of the late 80s and 90s.

These figs were available in a special edition at the recent World Expo and I have just secured myself one so as soon as I get it I’ll get some pics of the actual resin up. Pictured below are the extras included in the special edition.

Artur Miniszewski of Mantis informs me there are a few special editions left and if you are interested that you can contact him via Facebook or email at It costs 60 Euro plus shipping.

The three figures on their own will be released very soon and, personally, I have to say it is fantastic to see this subject getting some coverage as, apart from a few old plastic sets, there is very little available in plastic or resin so this release is most welcome!


Nice! These look really good. Gothic Serpent figures definitely needed. I hope they continue to make other sets as well.


Excellent! I will definitely be getting a set of these!

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oh this is excellent news indeed, thanks for posting!

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thanks for the info, been looking for these, cant wait to see the figs

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Absolutely outstanding! Thanks for the dope on these!

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