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Masterbox - Farmer's Cart in 1/35th
jimbrae
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 05:23 AM UTC
Masterbox Ltd. have just released a kit, which, in my opinion, will be one of the most useful releases in injection-moulded styrene for years - MB3537 - Farmer''s Cart, WWII Era. The full review of this new release can be seen:

Farmer's Cart Review

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

exer
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 05:50 AM UTC
I have this on order in my LHS. As you say Jim there are lots of possibilities with this kit so I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet.
cach7
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 05:57 AM UTC
I think i have a picture where the Germans mounted a Pak 40 to it.
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 06:27 AM UTC
My father told me that his dad (my grandfather) had a cart like that because he was a farmer.
One day in 1944 he was forced by german soldiers (together with other farmers and village people) to do forced labour.
When he left he took this cart with him.
These people had to dig trenches and other militairy strongpoints.
Some time after he got home, he was killed by heavy gun fire.

Strange how a simple cart can tell a sad but true story.

BTW, i really like this kit.
This one has indeed great potential for 1001 diorama's to come.

Frank
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 04:32 AM UTC
Wow, I've got to get a couple of those. I think that they'd be warmly accepted in many dioramas. What a great thing to have. MB in my opinion is really hammering the nail with many of their products, ie... the civilians, border crossing... etc.

EasyOff
jimbrae
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 06:45 AM UTC
I've just made a little change to the Review - adding photos of the built-up kit.

exer
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 07:45 AM UTC
I dropped into All Models in Dublin today and this was waiting for me together with the Miniart US MP set. Masterbox and Miniart seem to get to the shop very quickly after announced release. The moulding is really sharp and my brain is buzzing with possibilities. When Karelia was ceded from Finland to the USSR as part of the peace settlement after the Continuation War my wifes family loaded everything they could onto a similiar wagon, burnt what they couldn't take and set out for western Finland. I imagine Similiar scenes were played out all over Europe. My other idea is to have a squad of really drunk Russian Frontoviks stting out for home with all their war booty.
jimbrae
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 08:01 PM UTC

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The moulding is really sharp and my brain is buzzing with possibilities.



It's incredible isn't it? The 2000 piece 'super-kit's' are impressive models, but, it has to be said a bit limited in their possibilities - you can build that version and little else. Whereas, 30+ pieces in a Farm Cart and the possibilities seem limitless.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 11:19 AM UTC
As usual here, nicely-done.

This one's in my stash for a Ukrainian village dio in my head....
whittman181
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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 11:46 AM UTC
Masterbox is really coming about as a great company The kits seem to get better every release and I look forward to more of their releases Bob