MiniArt Models was established in 2001 and originally the company was based in Simferopol, Ukraine.
After two years of initial research and development, MiniArt Models released its first model in 2003 – 35002 SOVIET INFANTRY ON THE MARCH. In the same year, the company brought fourteen model kits to market and began distribution of the models through established hobby distribution companies. In the same year the company also introduced its first four vacuum-formed buildings in what would become a new series – Buildings, Accessories and Dioramas.
In 2005, MiniArt Models presented its kits for the first time at the International Toy Fair at Nuremburg and since then continues to showcase the products there.
In 2006 MiniArt Models released it‘s first kit of military vehicle. It was Soviet tank 35025 T-70 M Early Production SOVIET LIGHT TANK w/CREW. Since then MiniArt Models started to launch various models of AFV, tanks, guns, vehicles, cars etc. During the years MiniArt Models has increased the level of quality and continues the improvement.
In 2011 a new slogan was created: “MiniArt, where innovation is always at work”. This slogan was first presented in MiniArt‘s Catalogue of 2011 with the following preamble: “At MiniArt, our goal is to create models that will feed your hunger for original concepts. At the same time, we strive to be at the forefront of molding technology. The results are kits that showcase world-class quality and uncompromising creativity. Join us at MiniArt, where innovation is always at work”.
In 2012 the slogan was converted to a shorter variant: “MiniArt Models. Innovation is everything”. A new and additional product line was launched in the summer of 2012 – multi-colored kits – models of buildings in 1/72 scale. This series of kits features plastic in six different colors and the buildings can be assembled unpainted for use by railway modelers, although in practice most are painted and weathered for a more realistic finish.
In 2013 was released a new series in 1/35 scale Miniatures Series – Civilian Subjects. The first item in this series was 38001 European Tram. The very first model kit of a tram to be reproduced in plastic.
In 2014 the company together with all manufacturing facilities was relocated to Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. MiniArt Models continues to expand the range not only to existing series but also in developing new lines.
1:35 WW II Military Miniatures SERIES
Our innovative selection creates new possibilities
At MiniArt we take great pride in our choice of kits. You won’t find warmed-over remakes or run-of-the-mill models. We take pains to select subject matter that has either never been done in a plastic kit, or has never been done to our high standards for quality and accuracy. Our selective choices generate new opportunities for serious modelers to enrich their imagination.
Quality beyond the ordinary
In creating tanks, armored vehicles and artillery, we cut no corners. No facet is too small for special attention. Photo etched parts are used liberally to highlight details rarely exposed in other kits. Accessories like ammo boxes, artillery shells, oil drums, even small pails, are perfect. Where else will you find instructions in color to help you navigate finishing touches?
Only life’s figures are more convincing
And while selection is crucial to your enjoyment, quality is also an integral part of every MiniArt kit. We’ve raised the art of figure-making to a new level. We begin with sketches that craft a framework for poses and positions. Then, as part of the molding process, our figures are sculptured by an artisan adept at capturing each facial crease and nuanced detail. These figures are so real you can almost feel their emotion. At times, you’ll even be able to discern nationalities by the crop of the hair, the jut of the jaw, and their facial expressions. Marching, resting, working and battle poses are natural and in synch with anatomical accuracy. Only reality’s figures are more believable.
Advanced techniques deliver detail and convenience
In this original series, the art of injection molding and the latest vacuum forming techniques merge to add a new dimension to your hobby. Vacuum formed roofs and walls, mesh with highly detailed injection molded windows, doors, stairs, gates and other architectural components to create exacting replicas. In contrast to ceramic and resin, plastic is more affordable, lightweight, and stronger. And you can continue to work with the tools and paints you are used to handling in producing plastic figures, armor and vehicles.
Authentic architecture expands your hobby horizons
The subject matter is innovative in its diversity. From cityscapes to rural structures, there’s a wide breadth of imaginative architecture. There are structures from WWII Czechoslovakia, the Ukraine, Poland, Germany, France, Italy and more. From a French cafe to an Italian home with terrace, the authenticity is historically correct. Homes, city offices and other structures from various villages and cities are faultless. Select from buildings already torn and scorched with the scars of battle, or structures untouched by war. The selection is inspired.
Modules to fire your imagination
Within our 1:35 Buildings and Accessories Series, we now feature Module Design Kits. They contain brick walls, roofs, accessories and other components. Some depict ruins; others are in their original condition. The kit holds everything you’ll need to create scenes… limited only by your imagination.
A new dimension in military modeling… diorama kits
Never before available in plastic, our Diorama Series breaks new ground in modeling innovation. Each kit contains buildings, accessories and matching, textured bases to form a complete diorama. The creative flourishes are everywhere, like advertising on a street kiosk, period lampposts, directing signs and more.
The realism is exceptional. To complete the dioramas, some kits contain military figures in varied poses, including marching, resting and fighting. Their weapons, armored vehicles and accessories are included.
1:35 Miniatures SERIES
We are glad to introduce a new line in our range – MINIATURES, which presents civilian subjects.
The series will be filled up with models from different years and contains various sets of trucks, cars, trams, figures etc.
Without any doubts we are keeping high level of our models using up-to-date moulding technology.
Unique nonmilitary subjects of our the series give new ways for modelers to enrich their imagination.
1:16 Historical Figure SERIES
The first of their kind in plastic
Once again, proving their penchant for innovative selection, MiniArt introduces 1:16 scale historical figures… a collection
never before available in plastic. The series covers periods from classical antiquity through medieval times, and up through
the 20th century. Warriors from these tumultuous eras include foot soldiers from the Middle Ages, Praetorian Guardsmen
from the 2nd century, Athenian and Spartan Hoplites (heavily armed infantry soldiers) from the 5th century B.C., 15th
century knights in armor, and Napoleonic grenadiers as well as early 20th century Russian Cuirassiers, and more.
Historically perfect, each figure has been meticulously researched as to armor, weapons, shields and dress of the times.
From the facial expressions through the multitude of varied poses, each figure is anatomically correct. The directions will
lead you through the finishing touch of painting, which will bring these warriors to life.
1:72 Historical Miniatures SERIES
Modelers, gamers and hobbyists have never had the opportunity to work with these choices of subject matter in these
chosen timeframes. MiniArt has created, in plastic, a series of historically accurate architecture, soldiers, weapons and
accessories from the 4th through the 15th century and beyond.
Meticulous research of medieval times enabled MiniArt’s artists, sculptors and mold-makers to create a stone fortress and
castle. Ruined city buildings and a pristine East European village home and barn are so faithful to the original that they may
bring previously unavailable accuracy to your dioramas.
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