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Farm Cart
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]

There are two sprue sets and about 18 separate pieces in this kit. Overall the detail is very nice and some of the hardware is very detailed. There is no visible flash in the kit, and the plastic is of the soft gray variety. I did notice a rail had broken on my set, but I am not sure this didn't happen during the photo shooting process. Either way it will be easy to repair. The woodgrain effect is very detailed and should still come through well (scale-wise) once painted.

I would imagine this cart will work for any diorama set in Europe. Besides working for farm and urban settings, this cart would also typically be used by civilians fleeing war zones.

The photos speak for themselves in terms of the quality and design of the cart. For the price of these MiniArt pieces ($9-12 USD) I think it's a fair price for not having to scratch build one.
SUMMARY
Highs: Some very nice details. Looks well researched and executed.
Lows: None. Unless $9-12 for 18 pieces of plastic are a problem for you.
Verdict: Overall this another fine accessory item for diorama builders.
Percentage Rating
96%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35542
  PUBLISHED: Aug 04, 2010
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.89%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

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I found this cart easier to build than the resin offering from Verlinden, however, the plastic is soft and becomes "gooy" in the presents of liquid cement. It reminds me of a hard wax rather than styrene. It's nature makes it easy to texture portions that are missing wood grain. I give it a thumbs up.
AUG 04, 2010 - 02:02 AM
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