Rest on Motorcycle
|Stock Number and Description||MiniArt Kit No. 35176 - Rest on Motorcycle|
|Media and Contents:||94 parts in grey plastic; three parts in clear plastic; photo-etched fret; waterslide decals.|
|Price:||AUD$25.00 available online from Creative Models Australia|
|Review Type:||First Look|
|Advantages:||High level of detail; excellent moulding quality; instant diorama-in-a-box.|
MiniArt has been around for some time now, always producing great sets of figures and model kits. Here in this set we have one of each in the one box, being a WLA Harley Davidson, and a figure of a US soldier using it as a bed. A great subject.
In the box are two sprues of grey plastic, being for the bike and figure, a clear sprue for the headlight, and a photo etched fret for the finer details on the bike such as the wheels spokes, gear lever, light brackets and the bracket to hold the weapon rack on front wheel.
There is also a small decal set with the US Stars and speedometer dials.
In total there are 94 plastic parts and 34 photo-etched parts.
The detail in the bike appears to be very crisp, with some very fine and well moulded parts. I like the layered tyres in plastic rather than a vinyl option, and when doing the spokes, there is a bending jig to get the correct bend for when placing these into the rim, a very handy and clever idea.
The frame and engine detail is outstanding. I think care will be needed when assembling though the end result will be excellent.
The figure also, is very well moulded, with very nice detail. The creases in the uniform are excellent, the detail on the head and face, brilliant, with no need to replace with a resin item. There are also the bunched up blankets and field coat that is being used as a pillow that are very nice indeed.
I am very happy with this set, and would recommend it to those wanting a nice bike, or Dio/Vignette opportunity. Very nice!
Thanks to Creative Models Australia for the sample www.creativemodels.com.au