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Russian Street w/ Column
keenan
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 02:26 AM UTC


Frank Glackin gives us a comprehensive build review of MiniArt's "Russian Street with Advertising Column" kit

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Floyd
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 05:44 AM UTC
Frank,a remarkable review,i shall necessarilly get this diorama,thanks.
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 06:10 AM UTC
Thanks for the review, Frank. This looks perfect to get my feet wet on a small dio base, will pick one up!
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 08:09 AM UTC
Thanks Shaun for sorting this out.

And also thank you Аleksey and James. Glad you found it useful. For anybody interested in the MiniArt concept .... this is a perfect kit for a first. With only two thermoformed parts to fix together ... it goes fast and the results are excellent.
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Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008 - 08:17 AM UTC
Thanks for that review Frank. I saw this in my LHS and seeing your build I will now pick it up.
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008 - 03:57 AM UTC
Great review - thanks. I've been think about trying out their building kits. I'll have to look for this one.

GB
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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 03:14 AM UTC
Frank, as I threatened in my above post, I went back to my LHS and bought this (Same price here in Ireland, €18.50, by the way).

I put it together in a couple of hours. If anyone is on the fence about buying a miniart building try this one.
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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 07:43 AM UTC

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I put it together in a couple of hours. If anyone is on the fence about buying a miniart building try this one.


Hi Pat. Glad you liked it. Eventhough, putting the two halves together was quite easy ... I still like the cobblestone road part. So simple, yet perfect for displaying models on. Really hope they release a set with alternative versions of this. I think MiniArt have hit gold with this line.
The €18.50 price was from Mol PlasticModelbouw in Holland ... a company I buy from occasionaly ... I used that as its clearer for most. I paid 200SEK for mines (€21.13) in Sweden.
So what have you planned to place on the base??
Hisham
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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 08:07 AM UTC
I noticed the price you guys paid for it. Why don't you try hobbyterra... even with shipping to northern Europe of about $11, it would still be cheaper.

I buy all my MasterBox and Miniart kits from them and their service is pretty good.

http://www.hobbyterra.com/product.asp?idProduct=1371

By the way, does this only work as a Russian street, or can it be in other parts in Europe as well?

Hisham
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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 09:16 AM UTC
Frank have you seen this line of vacform dio stuff from a Polish Company called TM.
http://www.jadarhobby.waw.pl/tm-diorama-m-189.html
They have a couple of different cobbled streets and different roof styles too.

Hisham, I don't see anything that marks it as particularly Russian apart from the posters. I'm going to use it in a French setting with a Universal Carrier and some British Troops on it -Caen or some other Normandy town.

I have used Hobby Terra in the past but recently the Customs here have stopped a couple of Parcels from outside the EU so I'm tryimng to keep my purchases inside the European Union.