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1:35 European Farmyard

 

 

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MiniArt
Catalogue #35558
Available from any good model shop

 

MiniArt is a Ukrainian manufacture that over the years has been to settle his place in the modeling, specifically in modeling armored and dioramas always with great originality and excellent quality.

Miniart brought to the world of Modeling pre-organized dioramas, duly pre-thought, so very full but without curtailing the imagination of the modeler, at low cost or at lower cost than the plaster/resin buildings.

The kit that we will analyze is the latest release of Diorama series, so come join the ranks of this series and further enrich the catalog of MiniArt and once again increase the options for modelers.

 

The box is a quite large box, it a typical Miniart Box art,  with all the parts being in one plastic bag.

 

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As usual, the structures (walls) of the dwelling and outbuildings are vacform.

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All the farm buildings are in stone and all the stones are well engraved in several sizes representing realistic the stones and their different sizes.

Also in the roof, Miniart had the same care, with some very good details on giving broken edges to give a realistic look.

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I know quite a few modelers that vacuform puts them away but there is no reason for that because the plastic is quite stick and with care and patience, the parts will came out easily.

Moreover, only the time to cut the pieces not increased in any way its difficulty.

After cutting and sanding all the vacuform parts and assembling all of then, you will get three buildings that can be dispose in several aways, all together and by itself.

MiniArt gives three disposition of the builings and the accessories parts that we analyses belong. For me, the best full combination is the one given on the boxart.

 

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The remaining details are in six plastic sprues.

 

In sprue "A" have doors, window frames and shutters with sharp detail and an engraved and quite well attained wood grain.

 

 

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Sprue "B" is united and exclusively for the wooden wagon, a quite simple built but not simplistic model with sharp detail.

 

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The Sprue "C" (x2) is all about the fences, the table and benches. Once again simple and effective details.

 

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The Sprue "D" (x2) presents us the two big cellar doors, respective hinges and some exterior details.

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The instructions are very clear and with clean drawings and quite good indications about parts numbers and their attachments along the constructions.

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For the vacuform parts, I strongly advise the check up the tutorial on Miniart website how to wrok with vacuform. It`s an excellent tutorial.

 

CONCLUSION:

 

Miniart is a serious manufacture in the modelling word, being among on the top!! And concerning to these building series, they are, for me, the number one.

This model allows the modeler to have a full diorama building for a quite a fair price, with very good detail, with tons of possibilities.

I can thing quite a few… and I have the perfect figures for it! J

Very Highly Recommend

Francisco Guedes

Our thanks to MiniArt for the review sample. To purchase this directly, click THIS link.

 

If you found this review helpful and decide to purchase this product, please tell them you read about it at Large Scale Modeller!

 

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Thank you for the informative and complete write-up, Francisco!

 

Modellers should be aware however that the style of building (stones, roof tiles, shutters) would not be correct for a Dutch or Northern German diorama. I think it would look okay for (the northern half of) France like Normandy or the Vosges areas though. Walls and roofs like that can also be found in the Ardennes region of Belgium.

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