MiniArt 1/35 French Village Street Kit First Look
By Dave Manter
|Date of Review||January 2013||Manufacturer||MiniArt|
|Subject||French Village Street||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||36050||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Easy and fast base, nice details||Cons||None|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$34.00|
The MiniArt French Village Street kit is another in the rapidly growing line of the Dioramas Series. The kit consists of 30 injection molded plastic parts and 7 vacuum formed plastic parts.
The injection molded parts are mainly the detail parts and they are molded well and feature nice detail. There is a little bit of flash on some parts, but clean up should be fast and easy. The vacuum formed parts all have very nice details, but also have numerous bumps that will need to be shaved off. Again, it is easy and fast work. Once assembled and painted, this diorama base will be great. The base measures about 6" X 8.5". Mini Art also includes a set of French World War II posters that will allow you to add some color to your base.
If you have not assembled any of the Mini Art vacuum formed buildings yet, I encourage you to watch the construction videos on the Mini Art website. They will provide numerous tips and pointers that will make your build more enjoyable.
My sincere thanks to MRC for this review sample!