MiniArt 1/35 Cobblestone Pavement Kit First Look
|Date of Review||July 2012||Manufacturer||MiniArt|
|Kit Number||36046||Primary Media||Styrene, Vac|
|Pros||Nice modular building blocks for unique diorama or vignette base||Cons||See text|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$19.99|
MiniArt is a prolific kit manufacturer from Russia that produces an impressive array of armor kits, figures, and diorama accessories. In this release, we have a well designed set of modules which come together to create a small section of a European street, park, or other open area. The set starts with two sections of vacuformed cobblestone pavement which can be used individually or combined. If you need a larger area, get one or more additional sets and they can be added as well since the cobblestone pattern supports seamless merging of multiple sections.
If you want to add a garden area or sidewalk or whatever to the pavement, trim the cobblestone sections accordingly. Also included in this set are two sets of injection-molded parts which provide a single park bench, two manholes with cover, two barrier poles, two storm drains, and two sections of metal fencing.
Use of this set is strictly up to your imagination. You can use the cobblestone sections as-is or cut out the shapes of the drains and manholes and insert those into your pavement. Likewise placement of the bench, fence sections, and barrier poles are also dependent on the scene you are wanting to create. Once assembled and painted, simply add the vehicle(s) and figures to bring your diorama or vignette to life.
My sincere thanks to MRC for this review sample!