MiniArt 1/72 Country House
This new kit from MiniArt (reference number 72027) is a 1/72nd scale Country house. It is suitable as a stand alone model, or as a diorama component. The kit comes in a very stout and colorful box with a photo of the finished model on the box top.
It consists of 138 plastic pieces, molded in white, gray, orange, and "brick" red. The country house has brick walls and a tile roof. It lacks the rain gutters, down spouts and a concrete base of the townhouse reviewed here, which allows you to surround the house with bushes and trees, if so inclined.
It is very well detailed and its construction is very straightforward, if you follow MiniArt's well illustrated and easy to follow build sequence.
I think there are 2 ways to approach painting this model. You can either prime the entire thing and use your own choice of colors and paints; and that was my initial plan. Or you could simplify things greatly and use a plethora of weathering finishes and materials to transform the base plastic colors. I must admit that the latter option is both more challenging and intriguing.
I think this is a neat kit, and I recommend it. I look forward to painting and weathering as much as building it; in fact building it will be the easy part.
I would like to thank Mini Art for providing the review sample.