Miniart's European Farmyard

Timbaux

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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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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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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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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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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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