Macone has reproduced a watchtower that can be often seen on Middle East Military bases. This one has been modelled following the ones in Iraq. They are quite simple and consist on several cylinders of concrete, with side openings on the top one, and a roof.
The model comes in a well packaged, sturdy, box. All parts are wrapped in bubble wrap and empty spaces filled with foam.
There are three plates for the base, floor and roof of the tower and three cylinders. All of them are made of acrylic resin, which already has a similar texture to concrete.
There is also a plastic disc with threaded pattern, to make the metal floor.
The kit is really straightforward to build, just pile the parts supplied and glue. It does not matter if the joint is not perfect, real ones are not. All parts come clean from casting blocks so it is literally a matter of minutes to have it ready to paint.
For further detailing, It is possible to add four metal loops on the corners of the square plates, that are used to lift them.
Also, the acrylic resin used allows easy damage with the tip of a blade.
Once assembled, the base is 48x48mm and the total height, 140mm. There should be a stair in the interior to reach the upper floor, but it is not needed on this model as there is no way it can be seen.
With a total height of 14 cm and being a really quick build, this kit can add a lot to a Middle East Scene. In fact, it needs only a couple of figures and will be already eye-catching.
The quality is really good, with no bubbles or warping, and the acrylic resin provides a nice texture suitable for representing damage easily.
Note: The tower is available also at 1/35 scale as you can see here