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MiniArt: Tool Set
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:53 AM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at a recent 1/35th scale release from MiniArt in the form of a tool set.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 11:06 AM UTC
As Darren said "a must have."

Again a reminder: a medium sized tool in 1/35th becomes a small tool in 1/16 and yet the same tool becomes quite large in 1/48th so there really isn't just one "scale" for tools. Therefore the same tool can be very usable in many scales.

(Sometimes the handle size must be altered but that is about it.)
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 11:35 AM UTC
Thanks for the look, Darren. It is very handy and fits a lot of applications. Put this out in 1/24 scale and a lot of classic auto modelers would be very happy.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 02:00 PM UTC
lotsa goodies in this one!
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 06:34 AM UTC
Very nice.
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 02:00 AM UTC
I purchased the set and it's very nice indeed.
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 03:18 AM UTC
Despite these being common up to the 1960s, I still have many similar items in my shed today! The only big changes in recent decades have been the advent of power tools, and the rise of moulded plastic to replace wooden handles. I'd daresay many items in this set could fit a 19thc setting too...
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC

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I'd daresay many items in this set could fit a 19thc setting too...


For a number of years I carried a "D" handle shovel for Civil War reenacting because wooden handles with a "D" grip survived into the 20th Century and I was able to pick one up cheaply at a barn sale in upstate NY.