- Published on Friday, 09 September 2011 17:27 Thomas Mayer
1/35 European Cart
List price about GBP 12.99 or Euro 16.99
Now, how many of you have a European Farm Cart in their stash? Hey you there in the back row, did you raise your hands?
Thanks to the great people from MiniArt I have now a kit here to review I maybe might never have bought myself in my favourite model shop. What a miss!
But having got this kit as a review sample in front of me now ideas are a dime a dozen what to do with this little gem! One of these ideas is about this cart together with a rocket propelled aircraft, but more if this later (some day...).
This little kit is of MiniArt´s “Building & Accessories” series of kits. So this cart could be combined with one of their many kits depicting a house, a ruined house, a factory or a farm. Or even with a diorama scene of your own, of course.
As with MiniArt´s other kit boxes this one is very attractive again not only by its high-gloss finish. The box art of a European cart shows you really authentic what you get. Inside this end-opening box 290x190x45 mm in size we have two pairs of grey plastic sprues in a clear bag. The 52 parts are well-arranged and do show some traces of flash.
(Backside of previous picture)
Most flash is on the two parts for the wooden floor of the cart, but as we have to sand these sides anyway due to the parts attached at the sprue here this flash is no problem at all. For most of the larger parts are cleverly attached above the mould halves parting level there are almost no mould separation lines to sand away. Well done, MiniArt!
All “wooden” parts show fine and convincing traces of wood grain. I took some time to have a look at this wood grain and I am impressed! There is no repetition of the grain pattern on the visible surface of the same part. This wood grain will be fun to bring out by careful painting!
Let´s have a closer look at the parts and the wonderful wood grain moulded into these:
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The depression on the wheel´s centre will be covered be two parts depicting the wheel hub when build. So, not the faintest problem here!
The instructions are on the back side of the cardboard box, showing the assembly sequence in clear and numbered drawings.
Here are some more pictures of an assembled and expertly painted example of this kit provided by MiniArt:
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Now, where is my cutting mat and the knife?
So what do we think?
I never “dreamed” of building a cart, but having seen MiniArt´s fine little model here I have to admit that my appetite is whetted. This little gem has endless scope to be placed in a diorama. Imagine this cart standing next to a German Jagdtiger! Or have it next to a 1/32 scale Bf 110 with a replacement Daimler-Benz engine on its cargo bed! Or imagine it ...
I am very grateful for the opportunity to have got this kit from MiniArt for this review! Thank you so much, MiniArt, for sending this one over!
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