Cobblestone Pavement

Published: June 11th, 2012     
Box Art
Box Art
Reviewed by: Dave Steingass - IPMS# 47624
Scale: 1/35
Company: MiniArt
Price: $33.50
Product / Stock #: 36046
Product provided by: MRC

Miniart has released a huge number of diorama and scenic kits designed for universal use. Miniart also includes excellent injection-molded accessory sprues in their kits. This kit includes the same accessory sprue as kit# 35530 Street Accessories.

This kit consists simply of two sheets of semicircle-patterned vacu-formed cobblestone brick streets, a sprue containing parts for a park bench and other accessories in 1/35 scale, and a 2-sided instruction sheet, which is really not necessary.

The streets are in two vacu-formed sheets which, when combined, measure 336x249mm. I only used a 40mm circle of the streets as basing for a scratchbuilt steampunk Walker project of mine, which is really in about 1/54 scale, so it is quite universal for modelers of all genres and multiple scales.

The vacuform sheets are heavily textured, so they can be a bit brittle when cutting. I suggest you over-cut and then trim down to size with a fresh, sharp knife blade to eliminate any unwanted voids under the texture. If this happens, a small amount of putty should fill in the voids quite easily. This kit is really best used like any other textured plastic sheet in any way you can imagine.

No painting instructions are provided, but are not really necessary either, since the modeler will most likely customize the paintjob. My sample was painted with Vallejo Acrylics and Didi's Magic Inks.

Many thanks go to MRC and IPMS/USA for the sample kit.

  • Cobblestone closeup 1
    Cobblestone closeup 1
  • Cobblestone closeup 2
    Cobblestone closeup 2
  • Cobblestone full shot
    Cobblestone full shot

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