wish Miniart would do some modern buildings/diorama bases...

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wish Miniart would do some modern buildings/diorama bases...

Joined: July 27th, 2011, 3:57 pm

January 24th, 2012, 12:45 pm #1

especially for Vietnam dioramas, and how about some fortifications/field works?
Last edited by partisan77 on January 24th, 2012, 12:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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January 27th, 2012, 1:15 am #2

all their kits can be displayed with modern vehicles in front. Or, are you talking about department stores? McDonald's (now that would be funny)? Appartment blocks? That sort of thing?

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February 1st, 2012, 3:16 pm #3

None of their buildings would work for say Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria, or a hypothetical diorama set in modern London, Tokyo, Peking, New York. Actually none of their buildings would really work for any US location even the Civil War.
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February 2nd, 2012, 3:49 am #4

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February 2nd, 2012, 4:45 pm #5

especially for Vietnam dioramas, and how about some fortifications/field works?
Vietnam was once French-Indochina should you would expect some French influence in the buildings particularly in urban environments. Stick a Tamiya 11CV in front of one of their ruined French buildings,[ +/- the promised Contact Charlie offering from Masterbox] add some appropriate MIG Pigs and your more than halfway there IMO.
Also the Ruined Italian Building wouldn't be overly out of place in a dio based around Task Force Ranger. Throw in the metal power pylons prevelenat in that part of the world and youve got something tidy.
Some of the more rural Eastern-European bits could be suitable for a Balkan based dio.

Good point about field fortifications etc though -now that would be interesting, from any era/geographical location.

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February 2nd, 2012, 8:38 pm #6

especially for Vietnam dioramas, and how about some fortifications/field works?
I was reflecting on experience; when I went to Christchurch NZ post earthquake, for a week, there were LAVs parked in front of ruined brick buildings of a variety styles. I guess because here in NZ we have such a range of architecture most of the buildings on offer would work.

It would be good to see modern buildings, then those COD dios would start coming out...

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February 4th, 2012, 9:28 pm #7

all their kits can be displayed with modern vehicles in front. Or, are you talking about department stores? McDonald's (now that would be funny)? Appartment blocks? That sort of thing?

K.
would like to see typically modern buildings that would give you an instant sense of time and place when used in modern dioramas, at least those that you would associate with the settings of the major post-war conflicts. not just buildings from the battlefield either - also those found in bases, training camps and factories 'back home'.
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February 6th, 2012, 3:57 am #8

What do you consider modern? If you are depicting something in Europe...yeah there are more modern buildings...but there are buildings still standing from centuries ago.

Really when it comes down to it....what is Miniart going to sell more of? European buildings that are still standing, and therefore could be used from today, right back through the last 100 years. Or something that has only been build in the last 20-40yrs?

What modern buildings do you want? Send them your ideas...maybe they will put a couple into circulation, but most smaller buildings like they are doing that were around in WWII (arguably their bread and butter) are still standing and in use today, so would still be very valid for a modern diorama.
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February 6th, 2012, 3:42 pm #9

and yes i have already emailed them with suggestions. i realise Miniart's market and product line is mainly WW2 but a couple of 'modern-looking' buildings would be nice - can't go wrong with a bit of variety.
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