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Dioramas Plus Brick Sidewalks
c5flies
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2009 - 01:30 PM UTC
Andy Renshaw reviews Brick Sidewalk Sections from Dioramas Plus in 1/35.

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Jahhdog
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 03:59 AM UTC
Thanks for the review.

I think that the issues you have with the bricks not being staggered (plus price) is a deal breaker for me. When I purchase something aftermarket it is either because I can't make it myself or to make a part of my diorama "easier" for me.

When I have to make the "corrections" to a piece of 20.00 hydrocal/plaster that you mentioned, well that is too expensice an addition for me...

JD
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 05:31 AM UTC

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When I have to make the "corrections" to a piece of 20.00 hydrocal/plaster that you mentioned, well that is too expensice an addition for me...

JD



I understand your disapointment, however I will have to say that "correcting" this by just cutting off one row of bricks is nothing to get excited about, especally since you have to clean up the mating edges anyway (something that is standard on ANY plaster kit). Also, thinking about how long it would take to scratchbuild 24" of sidewalk plus corners more than makes up for the $20 price tag. An hour of my time is worth far more than $20, and it would take several hours to scratchbuild this (depending on methods). you could save some time by using some comercialy available brick sheet, however now you just paid $$ for the materials which you still have to cut and fit.

Not to mention compare this to some resin offerings out there.

so its all up to the modeler. For you, its not worth it. For another its a great time saving (and even cost saving) item that can be used even if a few minor corrections are needed.

Andy