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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.

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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
« Reply #88 on: September 23, 2018, 05:24:35 AM »






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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2018, 08:22:12 PM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2018, 02:39:02 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #91 on: November 05, 2018, 05:59:13 PM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #92 on: November 05, 2018, 09:32:06 PM »



So I'm looking at the wheels in the frame use for exploding the mines and I thought they looked really familiar.  Then it came to me, a tool I used to 'dress' grinding stones when they got too grooved or gouged (I'm a steel fabricator by trade), the wheels are exactly like that ----
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #93 on: November 09, 2018, 02:43:12 AM »
Sure it might just be new decals...but still:



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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #94 on: November 14, 2018, 02:04:11 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #95 on: November 18, 2018, 03:56:58 AM »



Now, if only they would eventually do a M-55S:

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #96 on: November 20, 2018, 02:04:38 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #97 on: November 20, 2018, 03:56:25 AM »
Sure it might just be new decals...but still:



The box art shows one of the failings of this design. The narrow width means that as soon as the right "training wheel" falls into that water filled ditch, it's going to keel over on that side, crush the wheel supports on that side or at least twist in that direction. It looks like turns are made by locking the training wheel on the turn side (rather than slitting the main tread and locking one tread of the other to turn), so damaging a wheel would be bad news.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #98 on: November 20, 2018, 04:47:24 AM »
@Frank - perfect fodder for alternate history - post-war motorcycle enthusiasts.  Imagine this thing with a more open body, the armor and weapons stripped away and some Brando wanna-be wearing his leather cap, jacket, and riding chaps with a set of aviator style sunglasses :)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #99 on: November 20, 2018, 06:49:25 AM »
Jeff - I'll look at my kit, but I think it would be possible to just build the exterior as a "tank" and use the interior assemblies (or most of them) as a circular motorcycle. The Modelling News build article would suggest this is possible.

So not so much this:



but this:



It would still need an exterior wheel or track.