PlusModel has come out with some innovative and interesting products and this latest release is no exception. As a unique diorama item they have released a new resin toilet bowl with lid.
The set is quite simple, packaged in a small plastic pouch with a cardboard backer and consisting of three resin parts-the bowl, seat and lid. All will require some minimal cleanup with the casting block on the bowl being the largest part to remove. The parts are well cast with nice detail and no bubbles or flaws that I could see.
The toilet bowl is a simple cast resin piece with fairly good detail including four mounting nuts molded onto the base, good contour to the interior of the bowl and a small recessed hole on the rear of the bowl for plumbing attachment. The bowl appears to be a pull chain type, where the tank would be placed in an elevated position above the bowl with the water line running down to the bowl rather than the tank resting on the rear of the bowl. No tank is included to the modeler will have to either scratch build one or look for a separate after market part.
The seat and lid are delicate and have bump stoppers on the lower surface. There is no hinge attachment for the rear of the seat so the modeler will need to scratch those.
Instructions are not provided but the photograph of the finished piece provides a simple enough guide. The lid goes on top of the seat, which goes on the bowl. This can be placed in a building, shown scavenged from a ruin or carried as war booty. It is all up to the imagination of the modeler. The lack of the water tank and hinges for the seat are a detraction from the kit, but as basic as it is it should still be very useful.
Highs: A well cast accessory with good detail. Lows: No hinges for the seat and lid and no tank are provided. Verdict: If you need a toilet for your diorama or project, this should work out fine.
About Russ Amott (russamotto) FROM: UTAH, UNITED STATES
I got back into the hobby a few years back, and wanted to find ways to improve, which is how I found this site. Since joining Armorama I have improved tremendously by learning from others here, and have actually finished a couple of kits. I model to relax and have fun, but always look to improve. ...