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Offline Borsos

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B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« on: December 23, 2019, 12:52:38 AM »
It is finally available.

https://miniart-models.com/de/products/39001-b-type-military-omnibus/
I couldn‘t wait starting it. As I do not like the windows being covered with wooden planks, I‘ll go with version 2, a bus used as an ambulance in the autumn 1916 at the Somme.


The kit is, as usual with Miniart kits, broken down into countless small and tiny parts. But the fit is — also a usual — excellent and it’s big fun to bring this one together.
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Andreas
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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2019, 01:03:05 AM »
This one?:



Looks like they have painted over the windows!

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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2019, 03:03:32 AM »
that one here:
https://miniart-models.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/39001-side-views-2.jpg
Here are b/w photos of the original:
https://miniart-models.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/39001_info-9.jpg
https://miniart-models.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/39001_info-10.jpg
I can’t post the pics here, just can add the links.
I agree, the windows seem to be overpainted. Miniarts instructions also go that way. I read on the homepage of the London transport museum, that the helmets, guns and equipment of the passengers frequently caused the windows to break. Therefore they were replaced by wooden planks. The wounded in an ambulance rarely wore helmets or guns respectively, so this might be the reason for just overpainting the windows.
Andreas
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Barbusse.
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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2019, 06:30:03 AM »



A little more progress. The fit still is very good, but you really find an abundance of tiny parts and it is not always so obvious, where to glue them exactly. It is vital to study the instructions very carefully. Till this step I followed exactly the instructions which I hope is a good idea due to the many parts that can break easily.

Andreas
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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2019, 06:51:00 AM »
Looking great!

Guy

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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2019, 07:33:35 AM »
Coming along nicely Andreas.

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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2019, 11:35:17 PM »
You are off to an awesome start Andreas! The frame and engine look Fantastic!
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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2019, 11:16:12 AM »
Thank you for looking in and commenting so nicely!




This kit still makes  big fun...
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Andreas
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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 09:19:16 PM »
„Big fun“ for me, too, watching your build, Borsos!

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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2019, 11:08:42 PM »
excellent work as always! The frame and all of the details are fantastic.
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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 10:56:01 AM »
Spectacular work, Andreas!  You've convinced me to pull the trigger on this one.  Looks like it has a lot of really delicate parts.
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2020, 11:03:35 AM »
Thank you very much, Richard, Bud and Rick!

I run out of my khaki color. While waiting for two new jars Mr Color I took some time to start converting some figures for the bus.


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Andreas
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Barbusse.
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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2020, 12:11:13 PM »
This is exiting. Your ability to turn a model into a story is awesome.

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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2020, 06:00:23 PM »
wow Andras!
already a masterpiece! very insipring modelling as always!
i will follow with interest, can’t wait to see what you have in mind!
ciao
edo

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Re: B-Type Military Omnibus Miniart 1:35
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2020, 06:49:37 AM »
Thank you very much, Edo and Robin!

Supplies at last! I received two jars of Mr Hobby‘s khaki to be able to go on painting. Here you are with heavy shading before toning it down again:

Another parcel arrived and contained these books:

For a really fair price when I purchased them at the London Transport Museum webstore they contain lots of fascinating information on these vehicles in WWI; besides of all a high res. shot of my chosen ambulance bus, much better than those on the mini art homepage  :)
Andreas
"Deux armées aux prises, c'est une grande armée qui se suicide."
Barbusse.
"Ein Berg in Deutschland kann doch einen Berg in Frankreich nicht beleidigen. Oder ein Fluß oder ein Wald oder ein Weizenfeld."
Remarque.