Parts and Pieces
The cardboard box contains seven separate resin pieces, five to construct the walls, a floor and a roof.
The kit is simple to put together. The five walls mate with the floor and each other. The roof would be the finishing touch, and could be left off until the final assembly, to ease painting or to add figures to the interior.
The parts-fit is only so-so, and would require some filler to keep from having gaps. (Note: Gap filling because super glue wouldn’t cut it.) The quality is good, but the edges of the roof were curved up slightly, but noticeably. The floor section has a delicate grid etched into it, representing a tile or square block/brick finish. The walls are well done, but the toe rail around the bottom is too delicate. The extensive cleaning caused me to break loose several sections of it.
Overall pros and cons
The main pro of the kit would be its uniqueness. I’ve never seen anything like it in a kit before. Like the wooden boat, I reviewed before, this piece could be used in literally any diorama, be it wartime or peacetime, civilian or military, modern or turn of the century. I easily imagine it in an OIF diorama.
The main con – if you used it by placing figures in it, well, you wouldn’t be able to see the figures very well. The other two cons would be that you could only use this in a city or urban dio and the fragility of some of the molding.
Final words : Neat, little, easy-to-build kit which could be used in limited settings.