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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2016, 03:09:42 AM »
Cool:

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2016, 02:53:07 PM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2016, 03:53:46 PM »
Thanks! :)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2016, 05:18:29 AM »
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