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New Minimanfactory M911 8x6 HET
miniman_factory
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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 12:54 PM UTC
This is a build log for new Minimanfactory 1/35 M911 8x6 Heavy Equipment Truck and boxart model...
If you have comments or questions please post them here. Thanks!

http://www.minimanfactory.com/en/m911-8x6-heavy-equipment-tractor-i41/





















HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 05:05 PM UTC
It looks very nice. Finely detailed and nicely cast.

Any status on the M915A3/M916A3 that I heard you may have been working on?
pstansell
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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 06:01 PM UTC
Bigred69
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 03:16 AM UTC
I will be buying this kit. I remember when I used to see them on the German Highways in convoy formations. I am so glad to see the kits out.
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 07:28 AM UTC
Wow this is going to be fun to see more pix of.
Terry
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:32 PM UTC




M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 04:45 PM UTC

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BEAUTIFUL!!! Do you have a price figured out yet?

Just a suggestion for a future project..? A "full" set of 1/35 Wheels/Tires to fit the ADV-AZIMUT and/or WESPE Mack NO 7.5 Ton Prime Mover. The ADV-AZIMUT Wheels/Tires are BAD, and the WESPE Wheels/Tires are even WORSE!!!
pgb3476
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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 06:10 PM UTC
Looks great, can the front wheels turn to the left or right?
minimanfactory
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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
Yes, the front wheels allows to turn, the mid wheels can be attached up or down, and so on...as it is usual from us :-)
miniman_factory
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 12:16 PM UTC
Optional parts: air suspension and exhaust
Vodnik
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 12:48 PM UTC
It looks excellent!

But...

a) I'm quite sure I won't be able to afford it.

b) Trumpeter/HobbyBoss will probably announce it in styrene a few months after this resin kit is released...
miniman_factory
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 12:57 PM UTC
Wheels:
youngtiger1
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 01:21 PM UTC
Wow, those tires painting looks awesome. May I ask how you did it? TIA
minimanfactory
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Posted: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 02:29 PM UTC
You mention the painting, Mike?
miniman_factory
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 02:53 AM UTC
Very simple paint, matte base paint and pigments: rust, dust and black.
miniman_factory
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 02:53 AM UTC
Boxart model:
MAD_DUCK
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
Time to start saving my penny's!
youngtiger1
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 08:11 AM UTC
Thanks for the...simple info Do you seal your pigments with a flat coat?
Armored76
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 11:11 AM UTC
This subject not being part of my modelling focus domain, the images were giving me no thrills. That box art, however! That is a whole new story! Excellent!

I'll be following this thread to see more of it!

Concerning the price, I think this is reasonable considering the size and apparent quality.
miniman_factory
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 02:47 PM UTC
I used old Mig pigment fixer, appplied with airbrush.
miniman_factory
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 01:16 PM UTC
M911 and M747
gertmons
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 05:37 PM UTC
I checked their price, which stands at 136 euro= $154. When you compare this with a similar kit, for example Accurate Armour Mighty Antar tractor, which sells for 180 GBP= $234, then I think MiniMan Facory is very competitive. The only thing that customers need to source themselves are decals ( idea for Archer?)
Gert
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miniman_factory
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 09:46 PM UTC
Dry fit probe with Dragon Abrams:
Thirian24
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:06 PM UTC
Wow beautiful.
miniman_factory
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:20 PM UTC
Perfect fit