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Offline Timbaux

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Miniart's European Farmyard
« on: Thu Jan, 14, 2016, 09:49:PM »
Hello everyone,

Just recently got this miniart kit and could not resist to give it a go


The box contains the instructions




And one big bag with all the panels and some sprues for the farmyard things
















Sorry for the poor picture quality...

Started building the benches and table as well as the cart




Any advice/comment/questions are welcome!

Cheers!

Timbaux

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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #1 on: Fri Jan, 15, 2016, 01:40:PM »
Love the Miniart building and diorama kits.

Biggest piece of advice I can give you is to use the waste plastic from the sheets that the building parts are on as support pieces inside the 2 halves of a wall. There are always plenty of the waste plastic left over, and makes lining up and securing the 2 halves of the wall units much easier.

Couple of other things, use the back of a #11 Xacto blade to cut out the parts on the vacuform sheets, may have to scrape a few times. A panel line scriber works well also. For glue, I find any normal styrene cement works well, but the good old fashioned Testors tube glue really works well as you can get it to ooze out of the seams, making filling seems easier, as you basically just cut/sand off the excess glue.

Other than that, Miniart has an Assembly Guide http://www.miniart-models.com/Assembly/page_01.php

And a painting guide on their website http://www.miniart-models.com/Assembly/page_06.php

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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #2 on: Sat Jan, 16, 2016, 11:37:AM »
Thanks Scott!

Never thought about about reinforcing the walls, will definitely go that route now that you mention it. Also going to try the testors glue :)

Thanks for the info, going to read the links you posted before I go any further.

Cheers!

Timbaux

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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #3 on: Wed Mar, 02, 2016, 09:30:AM »
Hello everyone, 

small update... been slow at the bench lately. I've decided to add the miniart soviet 57mm anti-tank gun ziz-2 w/crew to the diorama.



Assembled one of the small buildings and spent a little more time building the gun and crew





This will be a slow build as I have been busy with work and the kids. Going to continue with the buildings and gun, might also add or remove some things as I go. I have another soviet kit in the stash that might make its way here as well.

Thanks for stopping by, questions, comments and critiques welcome!  :)

Cheers

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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #4 on: Wed Mar, 02, 2016, 09:51:AM »
Looks great! Needs chickens. :)

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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #5 on: Wed Mar, 02, 2016, 11:00:AM »
Thanks Scott! Seen Tamiya farm animals not to long ago for a great price but didn't buy it. A few chickens would be great though  :)

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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #6 on: Fri Jan, 13, 2017, 09:16:AM »
How is this coming along ?
Looked like it was going to be good 8)
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Bruce
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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #7 on: Fri Feb, 10, 2017, 10:01:AM »
Sorry for the late reply, I have been working on this off an on. All the walls have been built but not all assembled together.

Using tamiya white putty to fill in the cracks when assembling the walls together. Still lots of sanding and cleaning. Painted the table and benches with wood colour. Not sure what color wood to paint the cart

Also just received some supplies for this project. Here is where I'm at









Thanks for looking

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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #8 on: Fri Feb, 10, 2017, 05:56:PM »
Looking good! Farther than I have gotten on any of those buildings....which is pretty much zilch. Got enough of them in the stash, I should put one together.

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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #9 on: Sun Feb, 12, 2017, 11:57:PM »
Thanks Scott, it's been a slow build so far. Still need to figure out the base. I'd like to add a Soviet truck or tractor, but unsure if it's a good idea... :)

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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #10 on: Sat Feb, 18, 2017, 08:35:PM »
I am building the plain farmyard version of this without the cart and furniture and it's been a nice build so far.  Mine will have a German field kitchen with some soldiers coming out of the coop with some chickens ;)  Nowhere near done but I am following along with yours ;)



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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #11 on: Wed Feb, 22, 2017, 09:11:PM »
Looking great Jeeves! Awesome work with the paint!

I'm anxious to get some primer on and start painting some buildings :)

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Re: Miniart's European Farmyard
« Reply #12 on: Thu Feb, 23, 2017, 10:00:AM »
Coming along nicely. This has real potential to be a great dio.