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Plus Model Reindeer & Bomb
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 10:29 AM UTC
Bret Foland provides a review of Reindeer-Team with German Bomb, a 1/48 resin and PE kit from Plus Model, just in time for the holidays!

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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 11:17 AM UTC
Thanks for the review, Bret.

Wow, there's a lot of flash on the reindeer. The mind boggles as to why they decided to attach the antlers to the casting block in such a manner. Those instructions look terrible as well, all though Plus Model seem to becoming somewhat notorious for poor instructions.

I think you were perhaps a bit generous with the rating, but that said I always find these sort of %'s very subjective - you may find the product better/more useful/etc than me or the next guy.

That said, I like the subject - even more so round this time of year Pity it's not 1/35, but that's just me. I think this could be great for a humorous Christmas 1942 type diorama

Bret, once again thanks for taking the time to review this product.

Rudi
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 12:26 PM UTC
Actually, reindeer were used to pull sleds on the airfields for aircraft rearmament during winter. Finland?

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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 12:38 PM UTC

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Why would this be a viable commercial product? Very limited diorama applications




As Rudi stated and quoted from the review...."The Germans, being short of vehicles during WWII, made use of horses, oxen and (occasionally) reindeer to pull loads."

Would certainly add interest to certain dio's and I find the poses of the reindeer quite well done. I'd like to see this in 1/35, would make a great stand alone.
Thanks for the review Bret
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 01:52 PM UTC
Not too many 1/35 scale aircraft though, so the scale seems better suited for aircraft guys.
There ARE plastic reindeer very close to 1/35, and the bomb can't be that hard to scratch. Cool idea. Is it for me? Not until the next life, when I fill my garage with WWII aircraft.


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Why would this be a viable commercial product? Very limited diorama applications




As Rudi stated and quoted from the review...."The Germans, being short of vehicles during WWII, made use of horses, oxen and (occasionally) reindeer to pull loads."

Would certainly add interest to certain dio's and I find the poses of the reindeer quite well done. I'd like to see this in 1/35, would make a great stand alone.
Thanks for the review Bret

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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 02:42 PM UTC
I'd get it just for the reindeer if it is in 1/35 scale !!!! Cheers !
Kenneth .
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 08:47 PM UTC
just to let you all know I have cleaned out all the irrelevant parts of the thread plus those bit that allude to them.

cheers

Keith
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Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 09:34 PM UTC
Hi guys,

as you'll see, not only germans used reindeer for pulling bombs:

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Hope those links work! (Photosoyus is a great source for soviet/russian pics!) I'll definitly by a set of them! (Although quality seems not that good)

Happy Holidays!

Volker
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 03:25 AM UTC

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I think you were perhaps a bit generous with the rating, but that said I always find these sort of %'s very subjective - you may find the product better/more useful/etc than me or the next guy.
Rudi



You may be right. I find the % to be one of the hardest parts of writing the review! I had to weigh the detail and unusual subject against the flash and poor instructions.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 08:07 AM UTC
Something that I failed to mention in my review is the sled could easily be modified to carry boxes, bags, etc. for a Wehrmacht unit or even be used to pull a Kubelwagen or such from a snowdrift. (both ideas I've been kicking around)
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 08:59 AM UTC

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You may be right. I find the % to be one of the hardest parts of writing the review! I had to weigh the detail and unusual subject against the flash and poor instructions.


Hi Bret.
Just wanted to chime in and mention that I thought your review was very good. I now know exactly whats in the box. Your included images show exactly whats included and you´ve described what you´ve seen from your sample. Anybody who has worked with a few resin AM sets before will be well used to these issues. As an "in the box" review, it get 100% from me. Your percentage score is your opinion ... which you and only you can decide from your review sample. The rest of us can make up our own opinion based on what I see as a trustworthy review. You dont have to explain anymore why you based your percentage result.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 10:26 AM UTC
Thanks, Frank.

Can a review be posted without a % ? I would think that with everything else it wouldn't be needed.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 11:35 AM UTC
It's a good quick reference of what you think it's worth. I think you do a very good job on rating the items you've reviewed so far, Bret.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 12:41 PM UTC
I guess you could REALLY put our eye out with that present for Santa!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 01:26 PM UTC
Cool subject, great to see some livestock (even with flash).