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City House

MiniArt 1/72 City House Kit First Look

By Dave Manter

Date of Review October 2013 Manufacturer MiniArt
Subject City House Scale 1/72
Kit Number 72030 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Nice details, easy assembly Cons None
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $59.00

First Look

City House
City House

Here is one of MiniArt's latest masterpieces, a typical European city house circa early-to-mid 20th century. This kit is molded in multi-color styrene and presented on 106 parts trees (duplicate parts trees not shown). While the number of parts trees sound intimidating, most of the trees are very small with one or two parts per tree.

The MiniArt 1/72 building kits are all injection-molded parts which makes assembly quick and easy. Their 1/35 scale buildings are a mix of vacuformed and injection-molded parts which are more challenging to assemble. I sincerely hope that MiniArt will start producing some of these kits in 1/35 scale without the vacuformed elements.

This kit will make a realy nice centerpiece or backdrop in a vignette or diorama, or even make a nice display model on its own. The choice is yours and your project awaits. Well done MiniArt!

My sincere thanks to MRC for this review sample!