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MiniArt 1/35 Ardennes Building
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New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 11:05 AM UTC
Jim gives us a look at this new diorama building from MiniArt. Video and detailed photos included.

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Wien, Austria
Joined: May 20, 2011
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 09:23 PM UTC

Thanks for the extensive review! Really helpful when you decide whether to buy or forget.

I've stated this before: the building reminds me strongly of a product sold by Monroe Perdu.

The good thing about MiniArt is that they regularly include lots of goodies that can serve other purposes as well!

Their problem is that the "typical" MiniArt front door is now so well known that you almost have to scratch one instead!


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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 25, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 03:16 AM UTC
MiniArt are improving their diorama vacforms, some of the earler models end up with more filler than plastic! For those who are not familiar with vacforms, look at the MiniArt website - http://www.miniart-models.com/ and click on Assembly Guide (left hand side) for tutorial pics and videos
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 03:38 AM UTC
From the front it is an attractive looking building; but from the inside, there is an odd discrepancy between the level of the right and left side of the second floor which would require some awkwardly placed steps . There's an interior wall with a door between the two rooms, and it's like opening a door to the next room and finding the floor is suddenly a couple of feet higher without steps or ladder! "WTF! Who designed this house?". Maybe MiniArt should have made the building an inch taller at this point to make the second floor level.