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MiniArt Soviet Divisional Artillery
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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 12:16 PM UTC
Darren Baker provides an in-box review of Soviet Divisional Artillery, a new release from MiniArt.

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Minsk94
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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 06:10 PM UTC
Three more HQ pictures of an assembled unpainted kit
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/upload/suppliers/HOBBY1234/MIN35045A.jpg
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/upload/suppliers/HOBBY1234/MIN35045B.jpg
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/upload/suppliers/HOBBY1234/MIN35045C.jpg
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 09:53 AM UTC
Good review, Darren!

One is reminded by the horses and tack of Dr. Johnson's remark about the female preacher.

Just having this option seems a revelation to me.
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Posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 11:24 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Good review, Darren!

One is reminded by the horses and tack of Dr. Johnson's remark about the female preacher.

Just having this option seems a revelation to me.


Very funny Bill.
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Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 06:12 AM UTC
Thanks, Matt.
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 08:12 AM UTC
Dear all,
Finally, the horses are joining us! And Russian ones too! And artillery!
Sometimes it is already Christmas in summer.
Now, does anybody know if the Eduard etch set 35731 for the Zis-2 gun fits in this model?
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 08:27 AM UTC
If that is the set for the MiniArt Zis-3 then yes as it is the exact same model.
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 08:04 AM UTC
Hi there!
I`ve got this model and few others "horse" sets - ICM, DML, Tamyia, SModel. It`s optimistic that some non-mechanic models appear, but surely there is still lot to do. Comparing MiniArt and ICM sets I haave to say, that MiniArt leaves a great deal to be desired. Horses are to small and when place them next to the crew they look comical (almost like a donkey). Quality of saddle and all "horse traction" demands patience.
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 03:55 PM UTC
I do not have the ICM set to compare to but horse size I don't see as an issue working in the belief that these would be what the Germans refferred to as Panje horses.
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 11:29 PM UTC
A nice looking kit. I prefer steel and iron horses, myself. Perhaps could use the horses and riders separately. Too bad a driver isn't included. It would be a nice option.
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 11:04 PM UTC
Does anybody know if there has been a build in this forum?
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2017 - 10:52 AM UTC
No build that I know of.
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 01:10 AM UTC
Inspired by Mr. Rutman's horse I started this model after having it had in my stash for over a year.
The horses were easy enough, though the harnasses could have been easier and giving a more natural look if they would have been supplied seperately (like Historex does/did). Now they follow the body lines, which is not always according reality. But with thin lead foil one can get far enough!
Assuming that this gun troop was on the road in the summer, it seems less likely that they would wear their helmets.
Question 1: where did riders put their helmets than? Or was there no standard solution?
Question 2: Am I right that Russian gunners' hair cut was standard 'bold'? ( thus allowing a variety of Hornet heads) Or would stubble hair fit as well (Hornet HH/41)
Question 3: Until when were the early style helmets worn? And were they in use by gunners?

Thanks in advance for helping me out,

Paul

The only thing I have to figure out is getting the photos on this site............


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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 01:32 AM UTC
Having seen a wide variety in color shades I was wondering which Vallejo colors would fit?
Russian uniform green seems to be to green and dark. Is English uniform a better fit?
Apparently quite some colors seem to be useable. (I do have both US Army color sets, eventually.)
Any uniform color advise is welcome!
Thanks in advance.
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 01:44 AM UTC
Hope this helps...

http://www.lounge.belloflostsouls.net/showthread.php?21588-Helpful-table-of-uniform-colors(Vallejo)-for-WWII-Dust
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 01:55 AM UTC
Thanks a lot!
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Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 12:29 PM UTC
...and this too.