MiniArt Soviet Field Kitchen KP-42
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Company: Mini Art
Item #: 35061
Item name: Soviet Field Kitchen KP-42
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Mini Art has released another very welcomed item to depict a nice diorama scene.
This Russian field kitchen is a very unique kit, as only a German field kitchen
The manual contains 25 build steps plus the painting instructions for the
figures and a paint charts with suggestions from Vallejo, Testor, Tamiya, Revell
and Mr. Color.
The kit consists of 144 parts in grey styrene. One sprue is for the field
kitchen itself, another sprue for four three Russian soldiers in lifelike poses
that fit excellent to the topic..
Knock-out marks are only found on the inner faces of the main parts, which are
hidden after assembly. All parts are free of any flash, only the obligatory
little mold departing line has to be scrapped off with a sharp blade, but this
is an issue on any plastic model kit.
The details are very sharp and crisp. The smaller parts also show some excellent
details. Many of the smaller parts have one or two of the little knobs that need
to be removed. It´s a little time consuming, but worth the issue, because it
avoids ejector marks on the parts themselves or chunky design of them to get
them easier released from the mold.
The cooking pot is cleverly designed and has beautiful detail. The hatch can be
displayed open, without looking in a void. There´s an insert so that you can
leave the hatch open, to depict a little “reloading” scene. On the underside is
a hatch for the ash pan. Two food containers are placed on the fenders
The wheels are built up by putting together seven “slices” for each wheel. This
way of designing makes sure that you get a very nice tire pattern in the end,
without using slide molds or very soft rubber like material to get create a nice
The two other tiny sprues include two wheel rims and attachments for the wheels
to the axle.
The sprue with the figures contain a cook filling the food container while
standing on the trailer, another soldier sitting in front of a bucket, slicing
potatoes. A third one takes care of the fire wood and a fourth soldier standing
by. The other sprues are from their GAZ AAA wheel set. It includes three wheels,
two for the trailer, another one used as spare wheel.
The kit contains no decals or PE parts.
Many thanks to Mini Art for the review sample!
Review by Thomas Voigt for Prime Portal
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