MiniArt 1/35 German Soldiers w/Fuel Drums

KIT: MiniArt 1/35 German Soldiers w/Fuel Drums
KIT #: 35041
DECALS: None provided
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken


No foreplay on this one; it is straight to the kit description. This  set consists of five figures as well as two fuel drums and a sheet of slightly curved plastic.

The molding on the figures is really very well done and while there is no construction drawing, it should not be too much of a challenge to figure what parts go where.  There is a small sheet included in the kit that shows the parts layout as well as instructions on how to assemble the fuel drums. There is also a template for you to cut the piece of sheet plastic to form the two boards that make up the loading ramp. It would have been nice to have those molded as such as duplicating the wood grain on the sheet plastic will take a bit of additional work on the part of the modeler. As this is a work party, there are really no weapons aside from the pistol worn by the officer in charge, and it has a small sink area on both sides. The fuel drums are nicely done and include the sort of dents you would expect to see on something like this.

The back of the box includes a painting guide and there are a variety of paint types listed on the color chart. This is nice to have as it ensures that the builder will have available paints regardless of what part of the world he/she lives.


This is a very nice figure set and one that should see considerable use, especially as it is a non-battle set, something that one sees little of in figure sets.

September 2007

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