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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2016, 03:24:04 AM »
^Track Suit = The official Russian Leisure Suit? :)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #54 on: January 01, 2017, 03:15:41 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #55 on: January 01, 2017, 10:31:03 AM »
Interesting, always liked that turret shape...

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2017, 04:26:24 AM »
New one:

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« 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.