Miniart 1/35 Caen 1944 Big Set (36066)

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By the way, here you can read review with another Miniart set in the same scale.
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Watch this video-review where I show all parts even closer.

First frame is dedicated to hull panels as well as some turret parts. Note also Schurzen spars in the top section.

Basically whole hull is glued out of separate panels. There are guiding elements which will help you with overall alignment of those parts.

Drivetrain parts are quite detailed out of the box. For example, rubber sections have manufacturer logo premolded.

Miniart offers all pioneer tools on several sprues. Note that there is a choice between attaching those with PE clamps or premolded ones.

It is is also nice that main barrel is molded as single-piece part. Muzzle brake follows the suit, so for some modelers it will help to avoid buying metal replacement.

I like that all hatches are molded separately. This feature will definitely come in handy for some diorama ideas. Keep in mind that there is no interior in this kit.

Talking about interior it is worth mentioning that main gun will also have internal features too. For some modelers it might be useful if they plan to open some hatches. The left sprue is dedicated to sign posts by the way.

Next sprue brings us some parts for Kfz.70. Note that main chassis is molded as single-piece part. Lower frame carries tensioners for Panzer.

For those who wanted to see the tracks - here they are. Whole assembly process will take some time, but thankfully there is an assembly jig which you can see on the photo below.

Car parts look great out of the box, but some are quite small. Be careful with thin parts, as those will be easy to break.

Kfz.70 will have detailed suspension, which should be glued out of several parts. Plastic wheels is a great thing which will be easier to paint.

All doors are also separate here, and you can open them if necessary.

Car interior looks detailed out of the box. This might be also a good area to play with weathering in order to depict the beaten vehicle.

For car radiator grille we will get two choices - the one with premolded mesh and sign, and another one for PE mesh. Second option will require a bit more time to combine together.

Another bonus in the kit - telegraph pol which should be assembled out of several parts.

Figurines look great out of the box. Overall design is typical for this scale, and there are no guiding pins inside.

Diorama stand/base comes as large single-piece plate. I would recommend to play with weathering here in order to achieve realistic look.

Kit features four (!!!) unpainted PE frets. Those metal parts will come handy for the fine features on your vehicles.

Clear parts look great out of the box. Keep in mind that Miniart doesn't include masks for those.

Decals are coming from Decograph, so printing quality looks good. Assembly manual is typical for this brand. I show all pages in the video-review.

Today's big set should be already available. In my opinion it is an interesting offer for modelers who would like to get literally everything in one box. All those kits are well-known and can be considered as one of the best in their classes. This is definitely a model set for experienced modelers, because beginners will be overwhelmed with amount of possibilities here. :)
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  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • Several kits in one box
  • PE included
  • Great decals


  • No masks for clear parts
  • Definitely not for beginners

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