"Third Shift", A Review of Miniature Scenery's Large Forklift

Mutt kicked the track on the broken forklift. He and Jeff were tired.  Just because this was the second time they had been caught using the forklift for their own little “side business”, the Foreman didn’t need to stick them with the graveyard shift. Worse, that fluid cooling unit was only 2 tons over the weight limit, the stupid lift should have been able to handle it.  It’s not their fault. Why should they have to spend an extra unpaid shift fixing it?

This really cool little scenic item came from https://www.miniaturescenery.com/ in Australia. I like a whole lot of stuff on their website, and I ordered this forklift as a test purchase.

The price was right and shipping took about 10 business days, which considering it came from the other side of the planet, is not bad at all.

Overall, my purchasing and shipping experience was very good, but I do have a quibble or two. The checkout functionality was old tech and clunky, the policy for shipping charges was not clear at all and there was no package tracking option. BUT, I would like to emphasize again, these are quibbles, the product was great and arrived in a reasonable amount of time without incident.

What do I think of the model?
It’s great.  It would be nifty regardless, but considering this began as a flatpack sheet of MDF with laser cuts, it is just awesome.
...and when I saw it was powered by a radial aircraft engine on the back...

I consider my test purchase a major success, and I will return to Miniature Scenery and buy more stuff from them.


  1. They produce some fantastic stuff: amazing what they do with MDF. I have their helicopter gunship - a great kit. The forklift has come up really nicely.

    1. There are so many companies that have popped up. CNC still seems to be at the top for selection and quality.

  2. That looks amazing Will, I'll be doing business with them for sure thanks for the review.

  3. I've been wanting to place them an order since quite a while, and that very forklift is on my radar. I think your review is just what I needed to take my decision. Thanks!

    1. That radial engine is just too cool to pass up.

      Glad I could help

  4. Hello.

    Thanks. Really useful!

    I was working on a project for a friend and he requested to use this porg background.

    Isn't that funny? :D


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