Miniart 1/35 British Royal Engineers Kit First Look
|Date of Review||October 2010||Manufacturer||Miniart|
|Subject||British Royal Engineers||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||35083||Primary Media||66 parts in grey styrene|
|Pros||Four nice figures in several poses depicting engineers clearing a minefield||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$14.50|
MiniArt has been producing an interesting array of diorama, vehicle and figure kits centering around central Europe circa World War Two. I first became aware of MiniArt when they released a series of bombed out building kits in styrene and vacuformed parts which were nicely detailed and cost a fraction of similar kits produced in resin or plaster.
As MiniArt continued producing its diorama sets of central European buildings, they started including figure sets from DML, but before long, they had obviously acquired the skills of their own figure maker and soon afterwards we started seeing a new series of World War Two figures that rival DML.
This set consists of four figures in various poses:
- Soldier poking a probe into the ground looking for mines
- Soldier digging a hole
- Soldier using electronic mine detector
- Soldier digging out a mine
The detailing on each of the figures looks great and if you want to change the expressions on any or all of the faces, you can replace the heads with resin ones from a variety of aftermarket figure makers.
Painting and assembly instructions are on the back of the box, and a small diagram of where the parts are found on the sprues is included inside. Colors are matched for Tamiya, Humbrol, Revell and Model Master paints.
My sincere thanks to HobbyTerra.com for this review sample!