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kurt4394
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 04:06 AM UTC
I was wondering what the opinions are concerning the difference between the MiniArt D7 Caterpillar Bulldozer and Mirror Models kit. Is one better than the other, or are they really the same kit under two different names?
Thanks for any thoughts on this.

Kurt

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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 04:43 AM UTC
Topic moved to Armor/AFV

Answer to half of your question: Definitely different kits
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 07:37 AM UTC
built both! The Miniart is less over engineered and the parts are much easier to remove from the sprues. Almost all the tiny tiny parts will be hidden anyway.
Mirror uses a weaker kind of plastic.
Also the prices fro Miniart are better.
The final results are more or less equal and of high quality
rdt1953
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 07:51 AM UTC
I have both - halfway through building Miniart kit - much more detailed than the Mirror kit - complete with all the Cat logos , etc that are missing from the Mirror kit . Consequently the Miniart kit is a much more fiddley kit
kurt4394
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 04:41 AM UTC
Thanks guys. I the end I did order both. Iíll probably build the MiniArt one first, since it sounds more forgiving.

Kurt