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MiniArt: German Saloon
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 02:19 AM UTC


Andras Donaszi reviews and builds the German Passenger Car Type 170V Saloon 4 Doors from MiniArt in 1/35th scale.



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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 11:12 AM UTC
Andras, nice build.
Mind:
The small steering part connecting the wheels at the front axle (the rod is supposed to be to the rear, not the front of the front axle) MiniArt got this wrong. Original photos of the 1936 catalogue show this. When assembling the vehicle, this should be accounted for.
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 02:44 PM UTC
Actually, part A28 is depicted correctly with the instructions, it way my bad, you placed it wrong way round, I did the same error at first also. The instructions are a bit confusing here (step 13)
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 08:27 PM UTC
And I thought a "German Saloon" was a place to get a stein of good beer! Also to start Putsches.
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 01:52 AM UTC
Thank you; I see what I did wrong... oh well. The next one


(I've found an amazing product for the Chrome: Molotov Liquid Chrome pen... If I had found it two weeks prior, I would have been able to finish the car with that... the next one
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 03:12 AM UTC
Well, as I said, I did it wrong, too It is quite confusing.^^ this chrome talk is interesting👍🏻
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 08:54 AM UTC
Complex little beastie, isn't it? Useful nonetheless.
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 09:53 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thank you; I see what I did wrong... oh well. The next one


(I've found an amazing product for the Chrome: Molotov Liquid Chrome pen... If I had found it two weeks prior, I would have been able to finish the car with that... the next one



That's the one I mentioned. I couldn't remember the brand name.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:39 AM UTC
Andras, thanks for the review. Really useful. I've not bought any of these civvy vehicles as yet but may indulge in a couple. It occured to me that sometimes as a diorama builder I forget that people do actually live in the towns that we depict being fought over. It is only natural that there would be ordinary vehicles in the streets as well as tanks, armoured cars, lorries etc. Minart seem to have the corner of the market on these. They seem to have one of the most interesting outputs these days for 1/35th scale modellers.
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:16 PM UTC

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Andras, thanks for the review. Really useful. I've not bought any of these civvy vehicles as yet but may indulge in a couple. It occured to me that sometimes as a diorama builder I forget that people do actually live in the towns that we depict being fought over. It is only natural that there would be ordinary vehicles in the streets as well as tanks, armoured cars, lorries etc. Minart seem to have the corner of the market on these. They seem to have one of the most interesting outputs these days for 1/35th scale modellers.




Dear Karl,

This is what I think, too- the "real world" is full of civilian stuff, so depicting them in dioramas -even as parts of rubble, like an odd railroad pole, a cafe table, etc- make them look much more realistic. The only problem is- where do you get these items from? MiniArt certainly seems to have identified a very big hole in the market, and they are filling it in like there's no tomorrow. Which is pretty good for us