Miniart Tempo 1/35 E400 Kastenwagen (38047)

This time we are going to talk about Miniart Tempo 1/35 E400 Kastenwagen (38047). Kit comes as another version of the special three-wheeled vehicle. It is molded in popular scale, so might be handy both as solo build or part of some complex project. As you can guess, the main difference is the small cargo box on the rear axle. Manufacturer promises interesting markings inside, so let's open this nice box and take a look at all components.
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Watch this video-review where I show all parts even closer.

We can start with new parts. Those are large panels which should be combined together. Overall quality looks great and there are guiding elements for easier alignment.

Kit still features two types of wheels, so you will have some assembly options as well. It is also worth noting nicely detailed engine, which should look great on the finished Tempo.

Note that front cab has separate doors which can be opened in order to expose interior. Manufacturer also suggests some of the super-detailing options with help of metal wire.

Front cab fitment is great and in my project I was even painting some sections separately and then installing them in place.

Note that cargo section also has separate doors, but you will have to recreate some boxes to be placed inside.

Rear axle should be easy to build. I recommend to add brake lines for even more convincing appearance.

Front bonnet is molded as single-piece part. Radiator grille will be added with help of PE parts.

Clear parts look great out of the box. Keep in mind that there are no masks included, so you will have to cut them with your own tools.

Kit features two decals sheets. Both are printed in nice quality and feature interesting options to replicate. Of course, the main focus will be on cargo box writings. :) You can see them on the photo below.

Assembly manual is typical for this brand. I show all pages in the video-review.

New Tempo looks as good as previous releases. You can be sure that one box will bring you all necessary parts for a nice build. Moreover, it is good to see PE included into standard package. The only thing which I still wonder - whether Miniart will start printing masking templates for their kits. Another nice item would be a box printout, so that some of them can be placed in the rear section. Well, those things will have to be figured out by modelers who would like to add even more to their build. :)
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  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • Good decals
  • PE included


  • No masks for clear parts
  • Might be tricky for some modelers

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