Miniart 1/35 M3 Stuart Early Prod. Interior Kit (35404)

Here you will read more about Miniart 1/35 M3 Stuart Early Prod. Interior Kit (35404). Some of you might have seen this plastic as I checked previous versions as well. Whole model was a quite nice choice for modelers who would like to have this tank in their collection. Today's edition is notable because it includes full interior out of the box. Overall packaging is typical for this brand, so all frames are packed into one plastic bag. Let's open everything and take a closer look together.
By the way, here you can read review with the version without interior.
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Watch this video-review where I show all parts even closer. :)

First frame is one of the biggest in the box. Lower hull section should be assembled out of separate panels, which are nicely detailed from both sides.

Separate tracks and drivetrain come on the next frame. Overall molding quality looks great, and there are no issues whatsoever.

All hatches on the model are made as solo parts. Such design should come handy in case you need to place some figurine or just open the hatch to show what is inside.

Pioneer tools are given in two versions - with premolded clamps and without them. Interior details look great and deserve a nice paintwork.

Some parts are quite tiny, so you will have to work with tweezers in order to install them.

Fighting compartment will require careful planning on how you will paint the parts as some of those will be hard to reach.

Unusual powerplant is carefully replicated out of the box. Moreover, Miniart shows some suggestions on how to add wiring here and there.

All armament looks decent and should be easy to work with. Note also casting marks on the gun mantlet cover.

Last grey frame is also full of small parts, but such things will definitely come handy for a good-looking result.

Clear frame is packed into a separate plastic bag. Molding quality is great, and there are no masks included though.

Unpainted PE fret should be useful for some fine features on your small tank.

Decals sheet is printed in Cartograf, quality looks nice out of the box. You can see all markings on the photo below.

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

New tank should be already available for purchase. In my opinion it is an interesting choice for modelers who would like to get a bit more in comparison with typical model set. Miniart did a great job here, and all those parts should look great in the built state. This is definitely not a choice for beginners, but with some care you can expect quite an impressive build without buying any extras. :)
Get this and other kits in Modelimex webshop.


  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • Full interior included
  • PE included
  • Cartograf decals


  • No masks for clear parts or wheels

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