Wednesday, August 5

Miniart goes into "civvie street" with their new GAZ-03-30 Passenger bus...

Miniart have come back with a vengeance after their enforced lay-off – they have been really busy making good on some of their earlier promises of new kits this year – This on is a progression on their 1/35th scale GAZ-AA trucks with a new bus in several different colour schemes for your perusal! Let’s have a look…
MiniArt’s latest kit in production:

1/35th scale
BOX: 345x240x70 mm
This   kit contains 435 parts
In 1933 started production of GAZ-3 – bus with 16 seats. In 1936 the bus was renamed to GAZ-03-30, were -03 means model of chassis and -30 – model of body. 
Buses had single-wing back door till 1937, after it was replaced by swing door. From 1938 buses were transferred to the upgraded chassis MM with 50-hp engine, same as all GAZ-AA models.
GAZ-03-30 buses were used for local passenger traffic and official use. GAZ-03-30 became the most used bus of pre-war period.
During the WWII period many GAZ-03-30 buses were at military service. Buses were used as troop carriers, staff cars, ambulances etc. Lot of buses were captured by German Army and used till the end of the WWII.
In 1933-1950 a number of 14 809 GAZ-3 and GAZ-03-30 buses were produced.

·    Highly detailed model
·    Total details 435
·    396 plastic parts
·    9 PE parts
·    30 clear plastic parts
·    Decals included. 10 variants of painting and marking.
·    Full-colour instruction.
·    New Tooling. Up-to-date technology using sliding moulds.
·    Highly detailed chassis
·    Engine is accurately represented
·    Authentic wooden texture
·    All doors can be assembled open or closed.

Sprue shots - some of these like the wheels are multiple sprues

PE Parts

Transparency sheets x 2
Photos of the CAD model...
The kit includes several colour scheme variants
This kit is now in progress – more from Miniart as the info comes to light..