Wednesday, August 11

Preview: New 1/35th scale German Traffic Signs 1930's - '40s from MiniArt

Miniart is providing us with many road, street and highway signs from Kuwait to France, from WWII eras to 1991 of recent times. Today they offer a new set of 35th scale plastic diorama accessories for German Traffic Signs 1930s 1940s. We look at the kit and the real signs of the times in our preview...

Preview: German Traffic Signs 1930's -'40s from MiniArt

German Traffic Signs 1930-'40s
From MiniArt
Kit No #35633
1/35th scale
The kit contains Twenty-nine signs in decal form & injection moulded parts to place them upon
MiniArt has added to their earlier sets of German road signs with this set of 1/35th scale German Traffic Signs 1930s-1940s. this new set can be used with or without the earlier set, but it surely adds depth to our diorama toolset with pre-war options also...

The previous three releases of German road and traffic signs - German Road Signs (Ardennes, Germany 1945) #35609 / German Road Signs WW2 (France 1944) #35600 & German Road Signs WW2 (Eastern Front Set 1) #35602
This set depicts German traffic signs and not the German ones we have already seen from Miniart. 

The photographs below were used in the design of this kit, several of them were directly copied to try and make these as accurate as possible for the modellers to create their own scene, whether it be civilian, military or a mix of both in Germany pre and post-war during the '30s & '40s
The Kit: 1/35th scale German Traffic Signs 1930s-1940s from MiniArt
The kit provides us with twenty-six signs that you might find on the side of the road in France during the '30s and '40s (and maybe beyond that). The decals are provided for the smoothest adhesion to the plastic parts that replicate steel and concrete that you mount these on.
The plastic:
There are five light grey plastic sprues in the kit, the crossing and arrow signs and posts also are added too with place name signs for the side of the road.

A big decal sheet with all the options (29!) to fit the signs is of course included.
Triangular warning signs and a circular post base are also included. The modeller is given small keepers to hold the signs to the poles in place.
The twin posted large rectangular size signage for highways and larger roads are included with posts of course to mount them on.
Smaller, two-posted circular, square and rectangular metal signs are included in this set also...
That is all we have on this kit so far, See more about all of MiniArt's kits on their website...
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