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Minart to the rescue with interiors
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:09 AM UTC
Panzer IV's and T-34-85's and I will happily buy one of each.

The Panzer IV especially with the open turret sides cries out for the interior.



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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:51 AM UTC
Hopefully they will also release the tracks separately.
I've got some Dragon DS-tracks destined for the trash can ....
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 01:01 PM UTC
Any info on which kits/brands that they will or won't work on?? Would also like to see more pics of what's in the box.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 01:17 PM UTC

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Any info on which kits/brands that they will or won't work on?? Would also like to see more pics of what's in the box.



Well, since they don't have a Pz IV in their catalog that is a good question. The artwork reminds me of Takom if I had to guess.

They don't make a T-34, either, which is odd considering the many other Russian vehicles they make. Perhaps that is a future release, or Dragon perhaps? Who makes that particular T-34 version?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 01:46 PM UTC

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Any info on which kits/brands that they will or won't work on?? Would also like to see more pics of what's in the box.



These are full vehicle kits, not just a kit of the interiors. These were both introduced as new kits at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 02:01 PM UTC
The Panzer 4 looks very nice, a perfect candidate for a destroyed tank.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 02:51 PM UTC
Interesting choice for their first T34, the early 85mm gun tank. I'll have to get it. I just got the RFM PZ IV, and it clearly was designed for an interior. Good to see these, the more the merrier.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 09:10 PM UTC

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Any info on which kits/brands that they will or won't work on?? Would also like to see more pics of what's in the box.




They don't make a T-34, either, which is odd considering the many other Russian vehicles they make. Perhaps that is a future release, or Dragon perhaps? Who makes that particular T-34 version?



My comment was an expression of hope that they would release the Pz IV tracks separately just like they did with their T-34 tracks, early/narrow Pz III/IV tracks and T-55 tracks (4 types??). Miniart also released sets of T-34 and T-55 wheels, road wheels for M3/M4 are coming up soon.

Miniart has not done a T-34 yet but they have a number of SU- variants based on the T-34 chassis:
https://miniart-models.com/?s=SU-

/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:02 PM UTC
Don't know if anybody has seen this yet or not but Miniart has just announced a SLA T-55 APC in 1/35.There was a lot of people talking about it earlier on Facebook about this.
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:14 PM UTC
Great news indeed!

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/miniart-37055-sla-heavy-apc-54--1265336
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:55 PM UTC
VERY, very cool!
Now who's going to bring us a "complete" interior Sherman first?
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:57 AM UTC

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VERY, very cool!
Now who's going to bring us a "complete" interior Sherman first?



Think about how little difference is there between the last M3 Lee's and the first M4 Shermans.

What's the same let's see: suspension, hull, engine, transmission, M3 75mm and ammunition, machine guns, seats, a lot of fittings were the same, just in different places. There are photos showing the last Lee's and the first Sherman's on the same production line.

Easy for them to do a smooth segue to Sherman's just like was done in reality.