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MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« on: February 11, 2013, 07:22:41 AM »
MiniArt Plastic Models is located in Simferopol, Ukraine and produces a lot of very interesting model figure sets and diorama accessories to include complete buildings and other urban features that would enhance any modeling project of a city scene. 

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 07:15:47 AM »
New Releases:




Details of both here.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 05:33:46 AM »
Some more details of the AEC MkII:



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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 02:37:14 AM »
Two interesting bits to report on today:

Miniart 1:35th scale Soviet Heavy Infantry Wepaons And Equipment (Kit number 35170)

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Wikipedia PTRD/PTRD-41 Anti-Tank Rifle


The PTRD/PTRD-41 Anti-Tank Rifle champbered for the 14.5X114mm cartridge looks very nice and has a lot of potential for other projects that are not historical in nature.  All of that bare metal is just begging for a special telescopic sight of some kind or maybe a rail system with several bells and whistles mounted on it. 

Maybe we will see some other anti-tank rifles such as the Solothurn S-18/1000 20mm ATR some day soon in a kit like this.  We can only hope :)


MiniArt has also released another interesting figure set under kit number 35094, 1:35th scale Soviet Naval Troops (Special Edition)

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 04:16:58 AM »




A Russian version of "Бешеные псы" (Reservoir Dogs)

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 05:21:24 AM »
A Russian version of "Бешеные псы" (Reservoir Dogs)


Several of the figures are plain enough to be converted without too much effort to other roles, limited only by the imagination :)
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 05:23:37 AM »
I wonder how good those AEC armored cars were in real life. That Mk II has given me an idea for a US Army desert raider vehicle idea.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2014, 09:25:06 PM »
The new Panzer III.B looks very highly detailed (click on pic for more info):

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2014, 06:43:06 AM »
Sweet, imagine all the swearing and cursing associated with assembling the tracks!

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 02:33:16 AM »
Statement from Miniart:
Dear Modelers and Customers, as you may know our country have faced many problems this year.
Situation in Ukraine and particularly in Crimea forced us to relocate business to the capital of our country - Kiev.
All facilities was transported successfully and we were able to keep all our key personnel.
Right now MiniArt is in reorganization period but it's planned to restart all activities in nearest future. We are already preparing new models for release and soon will announce what these models are.
We would like to thank all of you for the concern and support in these difficult and full of changes time for our company.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2014, 12:09:21 PM »
For their sake, as people, I'm glad they have moved successfully & safely.

Now, I just hope that Russia's Ukrainian Sudeten gambit fails to achieve what Germany's did.
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2014, 12:12:22 PM »
I've been wondering about this happening with some of the Ukrainian and Russian manufacturers.  I wonder long before sanctions affect supplies of A-Model kits, for example?

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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2014, 12:44:25 PM »
A-Model is also a Kiev based company.

Sudeten gambit? Seriously? Christ, would people please stop trying to make historical
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2014, 01:41:49 PM »
^ This!  :)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2014, 02:24:25 AM »
A-Model is also a Kiev based company.

Sudeten gambit? Seriously? Christ, would people please stop trying to make historical
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Yes, learn from the past, but don't use it as the lens through which one views the present.

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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2014, 08:31:06 AM »
A-Model is also a Kiev based company.

Really?  Thats a relief.  I honestly believed they were Russian.  I wouldn't want the modelling world to run short of A-Monster kits which I continue to aspire to!   ;)

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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2014, 10:36:16 AM »
A-Model is also a Kiev based company.

Really?  Thats a relief.  I honestly believed they were Russian.  I wouldn't want the modelling world to run short of A-Monster kits which I continue to aspire to!   ;)

Unicraft is also from Ukraine. Bwaahaha.  :icon_zombie:
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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2014, 01:33:04 PM »
Where is my holy water and crucifix?   :D

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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2015, 08:45:55 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2015, 07:12:48 AM »
Granddaddy of this:



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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2015, 05:27:54 AM »
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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2015, 05:47:11 AM »
New one:



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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2015, 10:39:57 AM »
From The Modelling News: In-Boxed: Andy checks out MiniArt’s up-armoured Bulldozer in 35th scale.

There are now 4 versions:


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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2016, 03:05:48 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2016, 05:49:43 AM »
Glad to see that a plastic kit of the T-44 is coming out. It looks like it is going to be pretty nice as well.

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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2016, 06:51:48 AM »
^ Really nice indeed!  :)
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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2016, 02:42:31 PM »
Damn and I just bought an Accurate Armour resin model too!   :(

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« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2016, 10:57:46 PM »
Damn and I just bought an Accurate Armour resin model too!   :(

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« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2016, 01:53:47 AM »
Damn and I just bought an Accurate Armour resin model too!   :(

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2016, 01:54:25 AM »
Here's the boxart:

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« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2016, 06:27:21 AM »
FINALLY! With all the prototypes and "paper panzers" on the market, the T-44 is one I'm surprised that has been over looked for so long. Glad to see an injection molded kit in 1/35 is on the way.

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« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2016, 03:16:22 AM »
T-44 is now on sale.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2016, 03:26:45 AM »
New variant:

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« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2016, 07:38:25 AM »
Glad to see the "M" announced although the early model is sufficient for my needs at the moment. Looking at the parts breakdown of the first kit, it would probably take the rest of life to finish it anyway! ;D

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« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2016, 12:37:40 PM »
A list of the features you get for those parts (from the MiniArt site);

HIGHLY DETAILED MODEL
WORKABLE TRACKS
WORKABLE TORSION BARS
FULLY DETAILED FIGHTING COMPARTMENT INTERIOR
V-44 ENGINE INCLUDED

A lot of those parts will be the individual track links. ;)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2016, 10:39:06 AM »
All those features are great if you have the time and interest to devote to the subject. I'm at a place in life where I need well engineered and relatively simple kits (say like current Tamiya armor) rather than "each subassembly is a full model kit by itself". The attention to and level of detail in these T44 kits is amazing but it also seems overwhelming to me in my present place in life.

I still want one though.... ;)

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« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2016, 05:21:25 PM »
I just wish more kits included "FULLY DETAILED FIGHTING COMPARTMENT INTERIOR", even if you don't always get to see much of it. :(
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« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2016, 12:52:19 AM »
All those features are great if you have the time and interest to devote to the subject. I'm at a place in life where I need well engineered and relatively simple kits (say like current Tamiya armor) rather than "each subassembly is a full model kit by itself". The attention to and level of detail in these T44 kits is amazing but it also seems overwhelming to me in my present place in life.

I still want one though.... ;)

I looked at the instruction booklet for the first version of the T-44 kit and it looks like you can build it without the interior details. The only drawback is that the hull is made up of flat plates. You would probably need one of the of the interior bulkheads to firm up the lower hull. So it's not Tamiya level simplicity but it also isn't Bronco level, where you have to assemble tiny PE and plastic parts that are critical to the construction and stability of the model.

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« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2016, 04:22:52 AM »
The Modelling News has a full review of the T-44 here.
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« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2016, 03:09:42 AM »
Cool:

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« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2016, 08:44:43 AM »
I was wondering when we'd see the early T54s in injection moulded plastic.

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« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2016, 01:59:23 PM »
Is it the tank with interior, or just the interior? I ask because the box does say "iNTERiOR (something, something) KIT" in the top right corner. ???
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« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2016, 02:53:07 PM »
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« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2016, 03:53:46 PM »
Thanks! :)
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« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2016, 05:18:29 AM »
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« Reply #45 on: September 30, 2016, 10:58:25 AM »
Cool! 8)


I wish more companies would release their armour with interiors either as part of the kit or as a separate boxing, as Meng did with one of their Bradleys, which gives builders an optional made-to-measure detail set which is much cheaper than most resin upgrades.
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« Reply #46 on: October 01, 2016, 03:49:22 AM »
I'm thinking a T-54-1 would look very good in German marking as part of a '46/'47 scenario.  Once could also model the one in the Red Gambit series.
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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2016, 09:29:39 AM »
I'm thinking a T-54-1 would look very good in German marking as part of a '46/'47 scenario.  Once could also model the one in the Red Gambit series.

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« Reply #48 on: October 01, 2016, 10:13:22 PM »
I was thinking nearly the same thing with a T54/55 hull and a modified M41 the turret, maybe throw on some zimmerit. And if I we're really ambitious, I could try German running gear.
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« Reply #49 on: October 19, 2016, 10:52:04 PM »


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« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2016, 11:45:26 PM »


The one thing that would make those figures look even more Russian/slavic would be if one of them was squatting. Maybe wearing a tracksuit.

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« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2016, 03:24:04 AM »
^Track Suit = The official Russian Leisure Suit? :)
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« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2016, 05:34:18 AM »
^Track Suit = The official Russian Leisure Suit? :)

Seems to be - google "slavs squatting"

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« Reply #53 on: October 20, 2016, 08:16:48 AM »


The one thing that would make those figures look even more Russian/slavic would be if one of them was squatting. Maybe wearing a tracksuit.

Cheerful looking bunch arn't they? Is this the finals of the Red Army Scowling Contest for 1944?
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« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2017, 03:15:41 AM »
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« Reply #55 on: January 01, 2017, 10:31:03 AM »
Interesting, always liked that turret shape...

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« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2017, 04:26:24 AM »
New one:

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« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2017, 02:43:28 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #58 on: April 16, 2017, 05:30:21 AM »


I wouldn't be in a rush to buy it, one of the local IPMS guys is building it for an IPMS Journal
review, he's a very experienced armour modeller, and he feels the extreme parts count (56 sprues)
is pointless overkill. The full interior being nice and very well moulded/detailed but hidden when
the kit is finished. He did say that a simpler, lower priced, version of the kit is to be released.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2017, 05:13:25 AM »

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2017, 02:08:46 PM »
Wow, a T-60 model that'll have more parts than the actual vehicle.  ;D :icon_fsm:
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2017, 02:26:20 PM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2017, 02:12:27 AM »
Something that could make an interesting addition to a diorama:



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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2017, 02:45:20 AM »
Perhaps operating off the back of a surfaced Type XXI?

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #64 on: November 14, 2017, 02:47:20 AM »
Perhaps operating off the back of a surfaced Type XXI?

Is there a 1/35 Type XXI?
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #65 on: November 14, 2017, 02:48:52 AM »
Perhaps a diorama of just the upper portion above the waves?  That would be a lot easier to scratch build.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #66 on: November 14, 2017, 03:22:18 AM »
There were versions with a partially and fully enclosed glazed canopy as well - I'm sure Miniart will release them if not included in the first release.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #67 on: November 14, 2017, 06:57:36 AM »
There were versions with a partially and fully enclosed glazed canopy as well - I'm sure Miniart will release them if not included in the first release.


The fully enclosed cockpit V2 and V3 types would require a completely different fuselage.


V2


V3

The V12 originally had a glazed lower fwd fuselage, the panels were removed at a later date.



The US captured and tested the V23 which had a partially fabric faired cockpit area, note the
difference in the horizontal tail when compared to the V21 represented in the MiniArt kit.


V23


V21
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« Reply #68 on: November 14, 2017, 11:47:34 AM »
Be an interesting addition to a Mad Max-ish diorama with an appropriate paint job. ;)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #69 on: December 02, 2017, 04:29:07 AM »


I wonder...maybe mix with one of these (also in 1/35) from Italeri:



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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #70 on: December 25, 2017, 03:09:06 AM »
Something different:

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #71 on: December 26, 2017, 02:10:00 AM »
Really looking forward to this one!  :smiley:
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #72 on: December 29, 2017, 01:49:14 AM »
They also have an ARV variant coming:



And the BMR-1 variant looks interesting:

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #73 on: December 29, 2017, 04:08:16 AM »
The 1950's Soviet Tank crew looks very depressed. "Yes Commissar, we will not drink the anti-freeze because we can't find any vodka" But there is one Slav that is almost squatting, so this set is legit.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #74 on: December 31, 2017, 06:31:03 AM »
wonder if they'll sell the KMT rollers as a separate kit.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #75 on: January 01, 2018, 02:05:08 AM »
wonder if they'll sell the KMT rollers as a separate kit.

You could always ask them.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #76 on: March 31, 2018, 03:56:15 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #77 on: April 28, 2018, 02:38:38 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2018, 12:57:48 AM »
First the AMG one , now this from MiniArt in 1/35:



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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2018, 02:14:31 AM »
I love some of the photoshopped images supporting the above:


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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2018, 02:16:16 AM »
What If Baja 500 race vehicle?
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #81 on: May 17, 2018, 02:16:56 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #82 on: May 17, 2018, 04:48:49 AM »
Whiffed Paris-Dakar race vehicle?

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #83 on: May 19, 2018, 01:54:14 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #84 on: May 20, 2018, 02:47:58 PM »
The kügel would not work for Dakar or Baja, the lack of suspension makes it a non-starter.
You’d go nowhere fast in in even the mildest terrain, in loose sand it’d just dig itself a hole.
The only place it’d somewhat function would be on a dry lake bed, flat hardpan, or wet, compacted
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #85 on: May 21, 2018, 01:09:01 AM »
The kügel would not work for Dakar or Baja, the lack of suspension makes it a non-starter.
You’d go nowhere fast in in even the mildest terrain, in loose sand it’d just dig itself a hole.
The only place it’d somewhat function would be on a dry lake bed, flat hardpan, or wet, compacted
sand. Otherwise, fuggedaboudit.
Okay then, Bonneville Salt Flats it is.  Contender for fastest mono-wheel vehicle :)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #86 on: May 31, 2018, 12:59:38 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #87 on: June 03, 2018, 04:18:31 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2018, 08:22:12 PM »
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