This kit comes packaged in a sturdy 9"X12"X2" box with a black sleeve containing printed information as to the kit number etc. The box contains three (3) beautifully cast resin pieces, each one protected within the box by bubble wrap and loose styrofoam packing material.
The largest piece included is a round 6" diameter base with the cobblestone road section and drainage ditch cast into it. The master included the presentation base and thus what usually would be up to the modeler to somehow 'frame' the piece is included within the casting.
The second piece is a 6" section of block wall that sits along side the roadway. It includes the cut out for the drainage culvert. The third piece is a small half cylinder shaped section of bricks which is the culvert pipe.
This will be a relatively easy kit to build in that there are few pieces with minimal clean up. There is a lot of nice detail cast into this kit so the challenge will be in painting and doing justice to this nice little display piece.
Highs: Beautifully cast in resin with no air bubbles, simple display base that will paint up into a real beauty.Lows: Some folks who like to make wooded presentation bases for their vignettes may be taken back that the base is part of the casting. I suppose more creative people will try a faux wood grain finish on this part.Verdict: This is a small one vehicle or figure vignette base. This base is perfect for a jeep/kubelwagen or other small to medium softskin or recon vehicles. The only tanks I would use would be early, small panzers such as the Pz.kpfw.I or a similar sized vehical.
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About Charles Reading (CReading) FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...