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Ardennes Building
Ardennes Building - Buildings & Accessories Series
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


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Armorama

SUMMARY
Highs: Great subject and well detailed.
Lows: Build process must be researched if not familiar with vacuform parts.
Verdict: Overall another wonderful option for WWII diorama enthusiasts.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35515
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 08, 2013
  NATIONALITY: France
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.83%
  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...

Copyright 2017 text by Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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Comments

Thanks for the extensive review! Really helpful when you decide whether to buy or forget. I've stated this before: the building reminds me strongly of a product sold by Monroe Perdu. The good thing about MiniArt is that they regularly include lots of goodies that can serve other purposes as well! Their problem is that the "typical" MiniArt front door is now so well known that you almost have to scratch one instead! Cheers Romain
OCT 09, 2013 - 04:23 AM
MiniArt are improving their diorama vacforms, some of the earler models end up with more filler than plastic! For those who are not familiar with vacforms, look at the MiniArt website - LINK and click on Assembly Guide (left hand side) for tutorial pics and videos
OCT 09, 2013 - 10:16 AM
From the front it is an attractive looking building; but from the inside, there is an odd discrepancy between the level of the right and left side of the second floor which would require some awkwardly placed steps . There's an interior wall with a door between the two rooms, and it's like opening a door to the next room and finding the floor is suddenly a couple of feet higher without steps or ladder! "WTF! Who designed this house?". Maybe MiniArt should have made the building an inch taller at this point to make the second floor level.
OCT 09, 2013 - 10:38 AM
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