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  1. Plusmodel Aero Line Series 1:48 Pilot F4U Corsair #AL4082 Introduction Plusmodel offers aeroplanes modellers fans, a quick and easy way to complement a simple vignette with a 1:48 scale P-51 Mustang (WWII) As previous releases and reviews made by me at LSM, the word associated with these products are: simplicity. What’s on the box? The clear plastic box shows what you get, one resin piece containing a 1:48 representation of a WW2 F4U Corsair pilot, again as common feature on this series, in a relax pose, with both hands on the trousers pockets. The model is on full flight set, composing the helmet with goggles and a Mae West life jacket. Hanging from his left shoulder, a holster with service handgun. Despite no painting guide is supplied, the label’s back is printed with a large full colour draw of the figure. Lots of inspiration on this subject through a quick internet search using your favourite search engine A small mold line is detected along the length of the legs and arms, most probably due to the cast process, but nothing that a modelling knife and a 600 abrasive sandpaper won’t fix. As proof of my writing, I went to my cave and proceed with the mold and resin excess clean. At the end of 15 minutes work, this was the result: ready for a soapy wash and when dry, some primer. As by the pictures, the detail is adequate and with a good quality brush and steady hands can create a very appellative complement to our model airplane. Of special notice on a finished model is the contrasting yellow life jacket, on the rather khaki overall flight suit. Conclusion This is a nice and easy addition to any 1:48 WWII F4U corsair out there! Tamiya, Hobbyboss, Hasegawa or Academy! A simple base with the bird and pilot is always a perfect duet! Highly recommended! Thanks to Plusmodel for the sample review Ricardo Veríssimo
  2. Plusmodel Aero Line Series 1:48 Tempest pilot Ref: AL4081 Introduction Plusmodel offers aeroplanes modellers, a quick and easy way to complement a simple vignette with a 1:48 scale Hawker Tempest pilot (WWII) As previous releases and reviews made by me at LSM, the word associated with these products are: simplicity. As a (almost) dedicated airplane modeller, the act of painting a figure to complement a set of plastic injected built and painted to look like a scale flying machine, looks scaring and a new territory. What’s on the box? The clear plastic box shows what you get, one resin piece containing a 1:48 representation of a WW2 Hawker Tempest pilot on the typical RAF flight uniform and wearing a life vest and on a rather relax pose, with both hands on the trousers pockets. As usual on this sets, no painting instruction are provided, but the label’s back is printed with a large full color draw of the figure. Lots of inspiration on this subject through a quick internet search using your favourite search engine. A close up pictures provide some detail. A small mold line is detected along the length of the legs and arms, most probably due to the cast process, but nothing that a modelling knife and a 600 abrasive sandpaper won’t fix. As proof of my writing, I went to my cave and proceed with the mold and resin excess clean. At the end of 15 minutes work, this was the result: ready for a soapy wash and after dry, some primer. As by the pictures, the detail is adequate and with a good quality brush and steady hands can create a very appellative complement to our model airplane. Please note that the "seam" visible on the interior and exterior part of the trousers are in fact the representation of the stitching line and not a fault on the mold. Conclusion This set is a nice and easy addition to any Tempest on 48 scale and it will pair with Eduard’s new release and already reviewed here ! Highly recommended! Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link Ricardo Veríssimo
  3. PLUSMODEL 1:35 Caravan (90 resin pieces and photo-etched set and one decals sheet to 3 version) Catalogue n.º 504 Price tag: 118,20$ (83€) – directly from Plusmodel. Plus Model was established in 1990 in the Czech Republic. Their product range is comprised primarily of 1/35th scale resin kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are vacuum cast from polyurathane plastic. For many years up to today that Plusmodel was creating in a clear and serene form, their own space in modeling, especially for 1/35 scale with fantastic resin kits and accessories for dioramas. If you want something different and it will stand out in your diorama or vignette, Plusmodel is the answer. Once again, now we do have an item that will stand for itself in any work, as a unique and original item: 1:35 Caravan. As far I could get some intro for this. I have failed miserably. I had no references for this caravan, in use in the Wehrmacht or those marking that I will show later on this review. I asked even to some expertise friends and still nothing. I did get some pictures, directly from Plusmodel, that kindly given permission to publish them here. So back to the box, you get a usual sturdy box in an open top. It`s very well packaged, with all the parts coming inside of a bubble bag. The dark gray resin is perfectly molded and you well may struggle to see bubbles in the 90 resin parts as they will see not a single one. Outstanding casting as it was expected by Plusmodel. All resin parts come in a plastic bag and in a smaller plastic bag, the decals and photo-etched. The box art is very attractive and is not more than the fully built and painted model which highlights the quality of Plusmodel. But let's get to it: All the resin pieces are easy to work out and quite simple to clean the flash and the resin blocks. All the undercarriage is very well detailed and presumably, it`s quite well reproduced. All the springs, axles, suspension system, tabs, etc is represented given the modeler the possibility to put in upside down or even turn over. Checking up the caravan itself, it’s constituted for 4 sturdy resin walls that don’t show with any distortion or bubbles which is quite outstanding considering the size of those parts. The surface detail is very good. The two end parts are in the same quality casting with a door in one of then, just you can just leave it open. The caravan as no interior but it as doors and windows so it’s up to the modeler to create the interior… some sleeping bed, war machinery (radios, shelves, chairs, etc). The wheels are well cast, with detail and no bubbles and raised details very well achieved. Plusmodel gives the modeler every detail possible in resin like a small chimney, bolts and side boxes. The small photo-etched sheet contains some small parts for the suspension and trailer itself and a skylight hatch. These small details (as hinges, handles and tubes) give a realistic touch to the model. The decal sheet has a good color registration, made usually by Plusmodel itself. The color and letters look fine by me but I have no reference at all of the options given. The civil options are totally unknown for me, but I googled “OldenBurg” or “F.W. DEUS” or “Joh. Grüters” and nothing, zero… Was quite frustrating… As I already said, the only pictures I have were, generously given by Plusmodel. The instructions are quite noticeable, with simple comprehension without any difficulty to the modeler with the parts numbers very well identified and the place where to, being quite easy to follow to the intermediate modeler. Conclusion: This caravan is possible to be almost every theather in WWII… I confess that I didn’t found anything about it on the internet, really nothing, but the pictures given by Plusmodel are just great. In this kind of subjects, more obscure ones, I think Plusmodel could put some history in the instruction and even a link to some pictures where they had their inspiration. As for the product, the quality is of the highest level, with castings at most higher standard and detail is one of the best in modeling world, as resin concern. Very Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  4. PLUSMODEL AERO line 1:32 Tempest Pilot Catalogue number - AL3001 Price tag: $23,90/€16,80 Available from Plusmodel Another pilot on this Easter day and once again from Plus Model A couple of years now, Plusmodel was a new line called “AeroLine” with figures, details sets and others accessories for aircraft and here on Lage Scale Modeller we have the honor of review almost every item of this line. Let´s see the box. The usual clear plastic box, shows what you get, three resin pieces containing a 1:32 representation of a WW2 Tempest pilot in a relaxed pose, retaining one hand a cup of coffee or more probably, a cup of tea and another the helmet. This figure comes in three pieces with both arms separate from the main body (Head, Torso, and legs). The main body, cast in a single piece, with sharp details in the cloths. The detail is really awesome and just continues to prove that Plusmodel knows what is doing. The sculptor did a hell of a job on this (love the relaxed look and the cup of tea!!) and Plusmodel did a fantastic casting of it. The figure of the pilot has a good attitude and a great facial expression. For painting instruction, the label’s back is printed with a large full-color draw of the figure. Conclusion: The figure is spectacular with a very cool look and full and genuine details making it a must have to be right at SP 1:32 Tempest. Undoubtedly, a great figure with a great style that will look great next to a 1:32 Tempest. Very Highly recommended. Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link
  5. PLUSMODEL Wicker Baskets (27 resin pieces and one small PE sheet) Catalogue n.º 507 Price tag: $27,30/€19,10 – directly from Plusmodel Plusmodel is my favorite diorama accessories manufacture in the modeling world as they do allied quality with originality. If your project is a vignette or a diorama, then Plusmodel is your solution. Wicker Baskets are used in everywhere in the world and for a very long time, so you can use this in an XVIII diorama, a WWI or WWII or even a Vietnam diorama. So you practically can use it everywhere. All the parts come with the usual packing, in small paper boxes with the parts wrap in bubbles plastic. In the box, you find 5 different types of wickers baskets, two of each and one wicker box. The detail is such outstanding… I really don’t have words to express how amazed I was when I saw them. So I will just let here the pics. The small details as handles and lid are cast in separate parts, which is quite good as it gives the modeler much more display options. The Pe sheet is just for straps for one wicker. The instructions are a simple paper sheet with an assembly diagram of some of the baskets. Conclusion I`m afraid that I becoming quite annoying about Plusmodel quality but is their fault. This set is just jaw-dropping. I know it´s simple set but the detail finesse and real look of the wicker is too good to be true. What do you want more? VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Our truly thanks to Plusmodel for the review sample.
  6. PLUSMODEL 1:32 F-14 Tomcat Crew (6 resin pieces) Catalog n.º AL3005 Price tag: $38,20/€26,80 – directly from Plusmodel. Plus Model was established in 1990 in the Czech Republic. Their product range is comprised primarily of 1/35th scale resin kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are vacuum cast from polyurethane plastic. For many years up to today that Plusmodel was creating in a clear and serene form, their own space in modeling, especially for 1/35 scale with fantastic resin kits and accessories for dioramas. A few years ago, Plusmodel started a new line: AERO line. The new line work in all 3 main scales: 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32. Today we are going to take a look into 1:32 F-14 crew. The clear plastic box, typical in AERO line, shows what you get, six resin piece containing a 1:32 representation of an F-14 Tomcat crew, walking away for their plane or going to the mission. My first impression is that they are walking away after the mission but after close looking, I do have my doubts because of their facial expression. Checking closely, you will get two main bodies, only without arms. On my sample, I did get an extra arm. The body part has the flight suit and G-suit, LPU, survival vest, combat boots, and torso harness. I do like body posture and balance, giving the correct proportional to the figures. My reserves are on the facial expression and in the head. They look almost alike… the facial expression is almost the same and they have the same hair. I would like to have a different type of hair and distinct facial. The arms look like to have a good fitting, and both have on both hand the helmet and parachute. All the parts are very well casted and the details are very sharp and really awesome and just continues to prove that Plusmodel knows what is doing. The detail inside the helmet is quite outstanding and a really stand up. However, I do love the detail and the final posture of the figure. There`s no indication of colors to use but Plusmodel joins a painting (similar to "boxart" but bigger) as a guideline. However, understand that the indication of colors is actually unnecessary because of the dozens of good references in countless books and on the internet. Conclusion: A 1:32 F-14 Tomcat is a quite impressive and large bird but in a base and the set of crew it´s just the perfect combination. I do have some reservation about the facial and head of both figures, not of their quality but of their similarity. Probably it’s a minor thing because a proper paint job will get it a great result and distinct looks. As for the product, the quality is of the highest level, with castings at most higher standard and detail is one of the best in the modeling world, as resin concern. Very Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  7. PLUSMODEL AERO line 1:32 F4U Corsair Pilot Catalogue number - AL3002 Price tag: $23,90/€16,80 Available from Plusmodel for the prices indicated below on the text Plus Model was established in 1990 in the Czech Republic. Their product range is comprised primarily of 1/35th scale resin kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are vacuum cast from polyurathane plastic (Plusmodel web introduction) A couple years now, Plusmodel was a new line called “AeroLine” with figures, details sets and others accessories for aircrafts. Let´s see the box. The clear plastic box, shows what you get, one resin piece containing a 1:32 representation of a WW2 Corsair pilot in a relax pose, retaining one hand on the hip and another one nice a big cigar. He`s celebrating another victory. This figure comes in two pieces with the left arm (the one with the cigar) as part n.º 2. All the rest of the boy is cast in a single piece, with sharp details in the cloths. The detail is really awesome and just continues to prove that Plusmodel knows what is doing. The sculptor did a hell of job and Plusmodel did a fantastic casting of it. The figure of the pilot has a good attitude and a great facial expression. It is a figure with great detail in clothes and face. Despite no painting guide is supplied, the label’s back is printed with a large full color draw of the figure. Lots of inspiration on this subject through a quick internet search using your favorite search engine. However, understand that the indication of colors is actually unnecessary because of the dozens of good references in countless books and on the internet. Undoubtedly, a great figure with a great style that will look great next to a 1:32 F4U Corsair. Conclusion: The figure is spectacular with a very cool look and full and genuine details making it a must have to any 1:32 WWII Corsair out there! A simple base with the bird and pilot is always a perfect duet. Very Highly recommended. Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link
  8. PLUSMODEL Diorama Accessories Sets and a Bunker (Garden Pump; U.S.300 gallon fuel tank and German Artillery Bunker”) Available from Plusmodel for the prices indicated below on the text Plusmodel is my favourite diorama accessories manufacture in modelling world as they do allied quality with originality. If your project is a vignette or a diorama, then Plusmodel is your solutions. All the samples come with the usual packing, in small paper boxes with the parts wrap in bubbles plastic. Garden Pump Catalogue n.º 532 Prize tag: 19.70$/13.80€ In a diorama, the small details are the ones that give live to your work. This garden pump is a complete set with base, a slide, pump and two watering cans. The pump is well cast in a single and delicate with good detail. The watering cans are in two sizes and are semi-hollow, allowing the modeller to add the water. The slide is in a single piece, well cast and quite fine simulating the real structure. U.S. 300 gallon fuel tank Catalogue n.º 533 Price Tag: $22.40/€15.70 Now a set for modern subject, not really small but with not many parts, only 18 resin and a small decal sheet. All the parts are cast in light gray resin and no warps or casting imperfections. The decal sheet, as all others, looks like Plusmodel own production, with very good registration, color pigmentation and very thin carrier film. The fuel tank is support in two cement beans, giving the modellers a good details on the fuel tank structure. The fuel tank itself has lots of upper details with all gauges and valves, 8 to be precise. The instructions are a simple paper sheet with an assembly diagram, decal placement directions. Nothing to report on this one, as they are clear to follow in the construction and decal guidance. No color guide is given as it's up to anyone imagination, as practically it's up to your imagination and probably your imagination will not match the reality. German Artillery Bunker Catalog n.º 493 Price tag: $39.10/27.40€ This bunker has no resin, only plaster parts, but its big and imposing presence with 12 parts. The plaster parts are very well conceived and its quite easy to get it all together in no time. The parts don’t need any cleaning being ready to assemble and paint. The plaster texture is perfect to simulate concrete so do not soft the surface. Its rough tans its perfect like that. No decals sheet, and to be honest, none is necessary. The instructions are quite easy to follow and I believe that even with no instructions, this bunker is a shake´nd´bake. Conclusion I`m afraid that I becoming repetitive about Plusmodel quality but is their fault. These sets just have everything for your diorama: quality, easy to construct, originality and good prices. What do you want more? If these sets are what you need to enhance your diorama just do it and treat yourself and your work and project. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Our truly thanks to Plusmodel for these review samples.
  9. Plusmodel 1:72 Flaps for P2V Neptune #AL7019 Introduction By definition an Airplane is a set of metal plates, wires, screws, glue paint and luck, aggregated to form a machine that defies all laws of nature. Well, the flaps play a important roll on this balance. This release from plusmodel, allows replacing and enhancing P2V’s in 1:72 flaps and internal frames. As already stated on one of my reviews, the only game in town for this model is Hasegawa’s rendition, dating back to 1973. What’s on the box? On the cardboard box, a plastic bubble bag protects the resin parts and and photoetch fret, decals and a tread of cooper wire. The photoetch fret it has a considerable amount of parts (ribs) and spars to rebuild all interior flaps structure. The grand total is 119 parts for this set. The photoetch structure is a rather complex construction. The union of the pieces could be achieved using cyano glue and a lot of patience. The most skilled can resort to soldering all photoetch parts, which will guarantee a solid structure, permissive to tear and wear for all assembly / painting process. Some times and despite all care and love delivered on our models, a part always flies away on the painting process, and by Murphy’s Law, it’s always the smallest one. The resin parts show a nice detail and the process of parts removal from the casting block,it’s straightforward with a saw or a sharp hobby knife. The resin parts compose the vertical structure of the flaps compartment, inside the wing. The photo-etch spars and ribs will attach to this parts. The flaps itself are composed by two parts each wing. The small decal sheet contains small stencils representing the angle of the deployed flap. The instructions are presented as a small booklet with 4 pages. They are direct and objective. On my eyes, the diagram doesn’t pose any doubt regarding the parts assembly and their location. Conclusion This is an area of the airplane that, to be proper represented on this kind of birds, need some work involved. This set will definitely require some skills to assemble due to the parts detail and complexity. Nevertheless, nothing that some sessions with quality background music and drink, it will turn into a stunning scale representation. Recommended Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link Ricardo Veríssimo
  10. Plusmodel (aeroline) 1:48 wheel extinguisher Plusmodel Aero Line Series #AL4074 Introduction On every airfield, this important accessory is present on several forms. On this case, it’s a 150lb (+/- 60 Kg), extinguisher, mounted on a wheel cart. For what I was able to investigate, this accessory represents a Ansul A-150 series standard steel wheel extinguisher. As an American brand, it’s correct to assume that’s a accessory presented on Americans / allied airfields. So what’s on the box Plusmodel present us with a 1:48 scale composed of 19 resin parts, a small decal sheet and a length of cooper wire, to simulate the rubber hose. The instruction drawing is on the back of the front image and it’s a simple diagram. The resin parts are well moulded and present a fair amount of detail. The steel tanks present a very interesting detail on the form of the weld seams. Just for academic curiosity : the front tank is for the dry agent powder and the rear cylinder contains nitrogen. The extinguisher wheel chassis is composed by the below parts, and besides parts 6, that will require some care to remove them from the mould block, the removal and clean up will be strait forward. The remaining parts compose the steel cases gauges, the hose nozzle and tank plunger. Each steel wheel is compose by two parts (inner and outer ring), glued together. The resin flash is easily removed using a hobby knife, but cleaning all the reminiscent flash could take some time, due to the wheel spokes. Upon assembly, a gap may be showed on the external area when the two wheels are joined. In this scenario, some putty might be necessary to properly eliminate the gap, or, a plasticard length could be glued to simulate a kind of rubber or steel layer, protecting the outside of the wheel. The decal sheet composed two warning and instruction stickers. The length of lead wire is used to simulate the hose. Conclusion This item, despite its simplicity, some care must be taken on the parts removal from the casting blocks. Also, the wheel assembly may require some attention, but on the end, and after a proper red paint coat, it will look a very unique accessory to add on a 1:48 diorama. Recommended! Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link Ricardo Veríssimo
  11. Plusmodel Aero Line Series 1:48 WWI Albatros Pilot #AL4077 Introduction Plusmodel offers aeroplanes modellers fans, a quick and easy way to complement a simple vignette with a 1:48 scale WWI Albatros Pilot. When I sat on my workbench and opened the box containing this item, my first thought was: “Nice! No need to glue parts!” If I could label this release from plusmodel I would retain: efficient and straight forward. What’s on the box? The clear plastic box, shows what you get, one resin piece containing a 1:48 representation of a WWI Pilot officer from a Albatros (family) German airplane in a relax pose, retaining one hand on the leather flight jacket and another one holding the jacket from the lining. The pose could be interpreted as if the pilot was posing in front of his airplane, for a picture perhaps? There’s a mould residue located on the leg area but easily removed with a hobby knife. The line could be completely eliminated with some light and careful water sand paper. Despite if my interpretation is correct watching the figure, with a proper painting process it will look just adequate as a component for a small base for Eduard / Revell Albatros D.V for example? No painting guide is supplied; the label’s back is printed with a large full color draw of the figure. Lots of inspiration on this subject through a quick internet search using your favorite search engine. Conclusion This is a nice and easy addition to any 1:48 WWI albatros out there! A simple base with the bird and pilot is always a perfect duet. Balance is created! Highly recommended! Ricardo Veríssimo
  12. Plusmodel (aeroline) 1:48 Portable Toolbox Plusmodel Aero Line Series #AL4075 Introduction Nearly on every air plane on maintenance this item is necessary for a proper access to any tool needed to repair an air bird. The toolbox model appears to resemble to a modern item and not, for example, a WWII item. So what’s on the box This release from plusmodel supplied us with 10 resin parts, a length of cooper wire and a small decal sheet with stencils. The instruction drawing is on the back of the front image and it’s a simple diagram. The box is supplied as one unique piece, attach to the moulding bloc at one of its corners, minimizing the risk of damage when removing and cleaning of the mould block. The connection is located on the lower part of the box, thus, not visible on the completed model. The front and rear wheels are represented by two identical sets, composed each by: Two wheels, front and rear wheel mount. These parts, especially the wheels mounts are particular fragile and extra care must be taken to remove them from the resin block. The junction of the wheel and the mount is made by the use of a small length of cooper wire (supplied on the set). The last item of this set is the coupler. The part is very fragile so I repeat the advice give on the wheels. Take extra care on the part detachment to the resin mould block. The decal sheet is small, but well printed. Conclusion This item, despite its simplicity, some care must be take on the parts removal from the casting blocks. Despite that, it’s a strait forward build and with a proper paint and weathering it will bring attention to any model air plane diorama in 1:48 scale. Recommended! Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link Ricardo Veríssimo
  13. Plusmodel 1:35 Fluid tank 1000l Catalogue #495 The daily objects are always something to differentiate on our model miniature world. This set is one of those examples. I came across these objects on daily basis. They are modular build; allow storing a considerable amount of liquids (chemical, fuel or plain simple water) Mounted on the back of a pickup truck, allow to irrigate the most far away potato field. This release from Plusmodel is composed by two of this deposits. Upon opening the card box this is what we'll get: 24 resin parts separated on two bags. The most fragile parts are bubble bag protected. The deposits are conditioned on a separate bag. One photo etch fret containing the metal protection that surrounds the tank. Details… always the details On a closer look, the tanks are one single resin piece. On the top the filling cap is moulded closed with a nice and smooth detail. Some care is needed to remove the considerable resin block located on the bottom, despite this area is not visible on the finished model. As this tanks are gravity feed, there a hole for the tap, that allow on the real object to drain the liquid inside The remaining resin parts make the deposit base (usually a black plastic mould). Despite presented with resin flash and some mould blocks; these are easily removed and clean. A small and holding an interesting detail is the taps, which are complemented with a photoetch handle. And about the photo etch? Well.. Actually In my opinion, this is the sub set that really brings my concern regarding the approach to use in order to blend it to the resin tank. The instructions state the proper order to bend it around the resin tank. Beginning from the central folds, working towards the front. There are some vertical grooves on the resin deposit that are aligned with the photo etch rectangular pattern. With some tape is possible to fix the photo etch to the resin part and mark where to bend in order to shape the photo etch. The bond can be accomplished with cyano glue, but some will prefer to weld it. in either cases, clean the photo etch with a light abrasive sand paper. Instructions – the guide for a happy ending An A5 size paper is supplied as instruction guide. Simple and suffice. Conclusion This set is a original piece as an accessory to a modern diorama, simple and with a nice detail. The challenge to simulate a half fill tank can create a interesting focus point on a diorama, as on the real ones, and for example, if fill with water, create a discoloration on the area filled with the liquid. The assembly is not difficult, but some care and modelling engineer Is needed to add the photoetch part of the model. Highly recommended! Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link Ricardo Veríssimo
  14. Plusmodel Aero Line Series 1:72 Wheels forP2V Neptune #AL7018 Introduction On our beloved hobby, on what airplane modelling concern, there are some parts, areas, location sometimes neglected as they are away from focus. The wheels are one of those parts. They are, obvious, a important part of the real thing, as, they are on the model. If you are having our model standing on the ground, you can show it crashed, or on maintenance jacks or on their landing gear. On the base, there they are… the wheels. They can be, new, beat up, oily and greasy, covered on mud, dust or just slicks. I’m going to focus on the set, not comparing them to the correspondent parts on the model, as I don’t own a 1:72 P2V Neptune bird, despite my countries’ air force, operated the type. Nevertheless I did some research and I came up with the following: apparently the only game in town is Hasegawa’s one, which backdates to 1973 moulds. what’s on the box The clear plastic box shows what you get: three resin wheels ( 1 front wheel and two rear wheels). On the back paper, photographs of the set already paint and weathered, to serve as inspiration. As many contemporary American air planes, the wheel hub’s painted white (to facilitate any oil leaks. The tyre painted on the eternal black, or tyre black, or dark grey, whatever suites the modeller’s personal interpretation. Front wheel This is the smaller wheel to fit on the front landing gear. The detail is adequate to the scale. The tire pattern consists of 5 parallel tread lines with no weight effect (on my research and normally on fair amount of parked air planes), the area in contact with the ground show a certain deformation or weighted effect caused by the airplanes weight applied on the wheels. This effect can be lightly reproduced by gentle sanding of the wheel area that touches the ground. Rear wheels These two wheels, as the front one, are not weighted, and do show a excellent detail on the wheel hub and tire pattern. The removal of the casting blocks can be done with no effort, using a small saw, and the main attachment point is located on the raised area of the tyre pattern. After the part separation, all that’s need is to use a sand pad and remove the remaining material. Conclusion This set is a strait forward update to the model’s parts. Using as compare guide, the Hasegawa model, this are supplied by two half that glue to form the tire. This can cause a seam hard to eliminate as could also destroy the tread pattern surrounding. The tire tread could be properly weathered after the paint process to show all detail. In the end and on the finished model, they will overstep! On point to note is that, on the all the pictures that I consulted, the tires present the “weight” effect on the tire area in contact with the ground. This is a must set to “spice” up any version of the 1:72 P2V Neptune Recommended! Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link Ricardo Veríssimo
  15. Plusmodel Aero Line Series 1:48 P-51 Pilot #AL4072 Introduction Plusmodel offers aeroplanes modellers fans, a quick and easy way to complement a simple vignette with a 1:48 scale P-51 Mustang (WWII). When I sat on my workbench and opened the box containing this item, my first thought was: “Nice! No need to glue parts!” If I could label this release I would retain: efficient and straight forward. What’s on the box? The clear plastic box, shows what you get, one resin piece containing a 1:48 representation of a WW2 P-51 jockey in a relax pose, retaining one hand on the hip and another one above the parachute bag in a pose that I could describe as looking for his plane after another working’s day! Despite no painting guide is supplied, the label’s back is printed with a large full colour draw of the figure. Lots of inspiration on this subject through a quick internet search using your favourite search engine. A small mould line is detected along the length of the legs, most probably due to the cast process, but nothing that a modelling knife and low abrasive sand paper won’t fix. As by the pictures, the detail is adequate and good quality brush and steady hands can create a very appellative complement to a P-51 in 1:48 scale Conclusion This is a nice and easy addition to any 1:48 WWII P-51 Mustang out there! A simple base with the bird and pilot is always a perfect duet. Like ying and yang ! Highly recommended! Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link Ricardo Veríssimo
  16. PLUSMODEL 1:35 Jetty and others Diorama Accessories Available from Plusmodel Plusmodel is a nonstop helper to all modelers, specially diorama builders. We are going to look today at the jerry, some beers and suitcases. Jetty (Catalogue n.º 500) Price Tag: 25 €/35.60$ (Laser carved wooden parts and 4 resin parts) This jetty can be use in any scenery so its most welcome to all modellers. Plusmodel also give some resin stuff to adorned the jetty as the life buoy and some quite of shock absorbers Its came in a small but quite sturdy box fill with wood and some resin bits. The jetty itself is made all in wood. For the jetty structure you got some pre-cut hard wood parts. These parts are in a more thick wood. The walkways are in laser cut balsa superfine wood. So in reality, is like the real thing – wood. For the first time, there was no thick back paper to protect properly these fragile parts. Nothing that we can fix it quite easily All parts fit very easily in each other and easily glued with superglue. You actually need to follow the instructions and put a duct tape under. If you don’t do it you will probably end destroying the walkways. The resin parts are quite well cast with some cleaning to do but nothing much. It’s a quite straightforward construction that will not give any problem to the modeler. No colour instructions are given for the resin bits. 1:35 Suitcases (Catalogue n.º EL061) Price Tag: 3.30 €/4.60$ (4 resin parts) This set is from Easyline brand from Plusmodel so that means that is a quite simple set with the resin almost being ready to use (almost no cleaning and just need to remove the casting block). This set you got 4 resin pieces for 4 suitcases with a small sheet to simulate some stickers from Ritz and others. 1:35 Beery and lemonade crates (Catalogue n.º 422) Price Tag: 12.10€/17.30$ (60 clear resin parts, laser carved wooden parts and decals) This small set its in fact small but not in the number of the resin parts. 60 clear resin parts given the modeler 60 glaas bottles in 1:35. All are very well cast and a good clear resin. A decal sheet with label of orange juice and other that I could figure out (but for sure lemonade) just complete the bottles. To put all those bottles in order, two laser cut wood are given to make some fantastic look crates in wood, real wood in engraved markings. Great stuff. CONCLUSION: Another must have items from Plusmodel for any modeler who wants to enhance their work. The jetty can be used almost in every scenery, WWI, WWII, and modern one as the suitcases. VERY Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  17. ELECTRIC CART C4-32 “Mule” Plusmodel Catalogue n.º 470 Available at Plusmodel.cz at €16.20 And here we are again check some little gem from Plusmodel, one of my favourite resin company. Super quality with super originality. Now, this little fellow. While Plusmodel just call it Electric Cart, C4-32 is actually a Taylor Dunn. So checking Taylor Dunn website, here`s their history: Davis Taylor could scarcely have known where his engineering degree would take him, but his technical background and independent spirit led him to start a company that would later become a world class supplier of industrial vehicles. Mr. Taylor initially built a small electric-powered cart for personal use in his poultry supply business. After receiving inquiries from other ranchers about the little cart, he decided to build a few of the carts for friends and neighbors. He built a 30' x 60' sheet metal facility on the orange grove adjacent to his home on Ball Road, in Anaheim, California. The year was 1949, and the business was named the “Taylor Shop.” Fred Dunn joined the business in 1951, and several years later the company changed its name to Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Company. Before long, the company began making and selling vehicles to hundreds of ranchers and nurseries from San Diego to Simi Valley. Today, over 60 years later, Taylor-Dunn produces a broad line of electric and gas powered personnel, burden, and tow vehicles which are used in industry and commerce across the United States and throughout the world. From the day we shipped our first vehicle in 1949, we have pursued a singular goal: to build tough, rugged, dependable vehicles to move personnel, equipment, and materials. It's that simple. For over sixty years, our standard and custom vehicles - burden carriers, personnel carriers, stockchasers, electric carts, tow tractors & more - have been the leading solution for customers in a broad range of industrial, commercial, and ground-support markets. Our guiding principle is to provide application-specific solutions, which are reliable, efficient, and economical. The model comes in the usual Plusmodel box with the box art being the kit itself. All the parts comes in bubble wrap to protect them all and it’s a quite effective method as until now I did not have any damage in the parts. Cracking the box, the light gray resin was no distortion or bubbles. Plusmodel casting is top noch and the quality department also does some great work as all the review samples I have got in the past years, not a single piece came in the box with bubbles or some distortion. This little gem is made with 28 resin parts, 8 PE parts (in a very small PE sheet) and a small decal sheet with two versions options. The all vehicle structure comes in one single piece with some great rendering details of the metal surface of the vehicle. The front and the bumper are in separate parts and both have great detail. And if you are thinking in turning this fellow upside down Plusmodel do not let you down with all the under details being reproduced. So you got the rear wheel axle present alongside with a full details from steering wheel system. It’s a very small vehicle and so all the other parts are quite small and delicate. The drivers place is very well detailed with the seat, steering wheel, pedals and several handles. Quite amazing in such a small model. The tires have some great engraved details. The wheel chain are very well reproduce in PE and its quite good in detail. Speaking of PE is a great set with small attachment points. The decals sheet brings us two versions: military version (in yellow) and civilian version in orange. The instruction sheet are quite easy to follow as also the subject is quite simple but with great details. Conclusion: Well another little gem from Plusmodel at a very reasonable price tag. The casting of the light gray resin is high quality and the details on the parts are top noch. Its everything in the box to make a truly fantastic model. Its has tons of potential and diorama possibilities... It maybe will look great alonside my 1:32 Hornet. VERY Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  18. 1:48 Multicar M-22 PlusModel Catalogue # 4048 Available from plusmodel.cz for 38.10 USD / 27,30€ Introduction The Multicar M-22 was a small, specialized multifunctional transporter, manufactured at the Hako-Werke GmbH Multicar factory in Waltershausen Germany. The Multicar brand is the only one that has survived from east Germany IFA (Industrial Association for Vehicle Construction). 42.500 of this small utility truck were built until 1978, when its successor took place (the M-24). (Source Wikipedia) They saw service as a civilian or military use. Plusmodel offer a small but very interesting range of 1:48 multimedia scale models. The M-22 is one of those examples. What’s in the box? Inside the paper card box, you’ll get 4 bags containing: 42 resin parts in light grey (some cleaning will be needed on some parts), a small PE sheet, a clear acetate sheet (for the windows) and a small decal sheet with 3 decoration options. The resin parts are packed on 2 plastic bags, with the PE etch, decal sheet and acetate windows on a separate bag. Two rows of copper wire are also supplied in order to replicate the transmission shaft and the exhaust pipe and rear-view mirror rod. PE Fret with a good level of detail The decal sheet is well printed showing a good quality of the print process, with minimal carrier film. The clear acetate for the windows have a adequate fineness. Some parts are very detailed and fragile, so the removal from the casting block should be made with care and attention in order not to damage them. The drive shaft axles boost a detail that took my attention for some time One of my favourite pieces of the model. Really like the detail! The wheels show a nice detail on the tire tread and rim, some care must be take on the cast mold connection point, to keep the detail of the tire. The battery only need some connexions and wire! The clear parts replicate the headlamps and rear lights. Chassis components The cabin is one part cast and shows a delicate detail, mainly on the lateral engine bonnet grill. The door is moulded on the part. The instructions are in the traditional Plusmodel type, being two A4 sheets, folded in half, making a small booklet of 8 pages, with drawings for the several construction stages. Painting options Three decorations options are supplied: Czechoslovak People's Army in a khaki overall paint ( the cabin interior may be painted black or bright grass green) German Democratic Republic National People's Army, in overall dark green decoration Civil vehicle (suggested Bright grass green colour), but a quick internet search can be very inspiring for other decorations! Conclusion This is a exciting and very exotic little piece of a model. To build as OOB or as inspiration based on simple internet search, or as i imagine near a 1:48 Mig-21 or Mig-29 (Now where did i put Eduard’s 1:48 Czech Mig-21 or Academy's 1:48 MIG-29UB?) Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link Ricardo Veríssimo
  19. PLUSMODEL Diorama Accessories Sets (U.S. Pressure Bottles; Road barriers; Plastic Cans; ) Available from Plusmodel for the prices indicated below on the text Plusmodel is my favourite diorama accessories manufacture in modelling world. They do allied quality with originality. If your project is a vignette or a diorama, then Plusmodel is your solutions. All the samples comes with the usual packing, in small paper boxes with the resin aprts wrap in bubbles plastic. PLASTIC CANS Catalogue n.º 468 Prize tag: $18.20/€12.80 Simple plastic cans. And this set brings a lot of them. 30 plastic cans to be precise. All the cans are in light gray resin without distortion or flash as usual. There are 9 types of plastic packaging. Small, medium, large, narrow,wide ... There`s got to be something for everyone! A small sheet of decals has good colour registration with various chemical warning labels and toxic warning. The small PE sheet brings 8 handles with two distinct styles allowing handles to 4 drums. U.S. Pressure Bottles – Modern Catalogue n.º 478 Price Tag: $20.90/€14.70 Now a set for modern subject! Is not a small set with 59 resin parts. Its brings 10 and allows 4 to have all the pressure connection and control structure of this pressure with pressure gauges and valves. The bottles are modelled in a single resin pour block. They are quite easily removed with a saw. All the parts are cast in light gray resin and no warps, or casting imperfections. The PE small contains 7 pieces that are very easy to work with, giving some extra detail to it. A novice on PE should have no problem working with these ones. The decal sheet includes gas nomenclature (acetylene, air oil free, oxygen, nitrogen oil free, argon oil free, carbon dioxide) and stripes (white, green and black) that are design for the bottles. The set includes parts to assemble 10 gas cylinders: - gas cylinders (10x), - main valves (10x), - safety caps (10x), - pressure gauges (10x). The pressure gauges are not given in decal… so to do them realistically, a decal would be perfect for it. However the decal sheet doesn’t bring any so or you do a custom decal or your paint for yourself. As you can see in the box art, this set also Includes a hand cart for transportation. The cart looks quite simple but with some delicate construction. So extra care should be taken to get it done. Its well detailed with chorea and two wheels and still clasp to hold the bottle in the car. Really nice touch. The wood pallet is also included, and made by 7 resin parts, with very easy construction. This wood pallet could be used with the set or in other scene. Its perfectly used in other scenarios. The instructions are a simple paper sheet with assembly diagram, decal placement directions and color guide. Nothing to report on this one, as they are clear to follow in the construction and decal guidance. Road Barrier Catalogue n.º EL066 Price tag: $4,6/3.3€ The Set is from Easy Line, a line with very few parts to be used easily and without major problems to give an extra detail to your diorama at low cost. Is like a low-cost line from Plusmodel. So the set is made from 6 resin parts, barrier timber and a wire. The barrier timber is a mall wooden trunk round and round and cut to size. The resin parts are the baluster as well as barrier support mechanism. The wire is for modelers use to shape the handle on ballast. It has no instructions or foot but a small drawing showing the location of parts. Is a simple set, inexpensive but very effective bringing more life and interest to your diorama. Conclusion I`m afraid that I becoming quite annoying about Plusmodel quality but is their fault. These sets just have everything for your diorama: quality, easy to construct, originality and good prices. What do you want more? If these sets are what you need to enhance your diorama just doi it and treat yourself and your work and project. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Our truly thanks to Plusmodel for these review samples.
  20. PLUSMODEL 1:35 Diorama Accessories Windmill (Catalogue n.º 469) Price Tag: 52.30€ (Balsa wood, Laser carved wooden parts and 1 resin parts) Available from Plusmodel Another diorama accessories release by Plusmodel and quite a unsual one. When I saw this one in the upcoming release I was eager to get my hands on one, and I was lucky enough to have one for review. Enough blabla... and lets crack the box. This is a truly model kit at his own…. Likewise the shed, this does have instructions and the indication and drawings of all parts. The parts P and N are structural parts being all the P parts interiors parts in thick paper card, to give strength windmill walls that are laser cut wood and therefore quite thin and fragile. The P4 and P5 are the roof base. On top of then, laser cut wood parts will be the roof tiles. I would paint the P4 and P5 in a light wood color, like buff, light earth, natural wood (Vallejo) as the color of the parts are quite dark and I really don’t know if roof tiles will cover in totality. The N parts are wooden beams that alongside with the P parts will give the windmill all the strength it need to hold in his feet’s. The N 5 and N6 are exterior stair structure. All other parts are for exterior (sails structure) and stairs. The only resin piece is the spinner. The resin is in light gray with no distortion or bubbles as usual from Plusmodel. This spinner in this type of windmill is all wood so Plusmodel did take the care to give the resin part a wood texture that is quite delicate and subtle but really realistic. The instructions are given in two A5 sheets with good drawings, parts indications as already stated above. Also a template for windmill sails, all made of wood. I will take some Xerox on this one to save the template/instructions for possible errors and lots of glue… They are good and understandable to the intermediate modeler. They are not top notch but they do fulfill what they are made for so they are good to me. No colour instructions are given. Its up to modeler creativity but in fact all the pictures I saw in the internet about the kind of windmill, they are in fact in natural wood, with no paint on in. CONCLUSION: This windmill will be an eye catcher in any diorama. The quality and originality are in thgis box.. The modeler just need to be capable of bring it to life and I `m sure that the average modeler will be capable of doing it! Another fantastic RELEASE from Plusmodel. VERY Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  21. PLUSMODEL 1:35 Diorama Accessories Shed (Catalogue n.º 442) Price Tag: 16.20 €/23$ (Laser carved wooden parts and 7 resin parts) Available from Plusmodel Plusmodel is a nonstop helper to all modelers, specially diorama builders. We are going to look today at the “SHED”. Up, a wooden shed in 1:35 made by Plusmodel. This shed can be use in WWI, WWII or Modern scenery as is all of wood. Plusmodel also give some resin stuff to put inside the shed. You simply can use these or anything else that you have in your stash to go along with your scene. So back to the shed, its came in a small but quite sturdy box fill with wood and some resin bits. The shed itself is made all in wood. For the shed structure and roof joists are also pre-cut wood parts. These parts are in a more thick wood. The sides and back of the shed are in laser cut balsa superfine wood. So in reality, is like the real thing – wood. All parts fit very easily in each other and easily glued with superglue. You actually need to follow the instructions and put a duct tape under. If you don’t do it you will probably end destroying the walls. For the roof and the front of the Plusmodel provides several sections laser cut, so that they can put one by one thus making a roof scaled and very realistic. For the resin parts, Plusmodel gives an ax and a trunk, two wood wheels, one metal drum and wooden crate. The resin is in light gray, with no distortion whatsoever, and bubble free.. Top noch quality and casting as usual from Plusmodel. No colour instructions are given for the resin bits or for the shed. Its up to modeler creativity. Theses resin bits are in fact an extra to the set as you just can use almost anything else inside this shed. As I already had build some wooden crates, I decided to go forward and built this shed… Easy-peasy! Straightforward and no difficulty whatsoever… And it look GREAT! Love it! CONCLUSION: Another must have items from Plusmodel for any modeler who wants to enhance their work. This shed can be used almost in every scenery, WWI, WWII, and modern one. I will probably use mine in WWI! J VERY Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  22. PLUSMODEL 1:35 Diorama Accessories Wooden Crates (Catalogue n.º 479, 480 and 481) Price Tag: 9.80 €/13.90$ Available from Plusmodel Plusmodel is a nonstop helper to all modelers, specially diorama builders. Now, 3 sets of wooden crates to be in any WWII diorama. All set came a hard plastic cover with boxart as usual in all Plusmodel, is the set itself, full build. All 3 sets are laser carved wooden parts. Every set gives the modeler one single and very very thing sheet of laser bass wood. You got condensed milk and cigarettes wooden crates with Chesterfield brand and other with Lucky Strike brand. Just a small point: Plusmodel made a small and irrelevant mistake: they switch the images and their references, with 479 and 480, so the box art of 479 is from 480 and vice-versa. One question that I did post to myself the last time I saw and review a wooden diorama accessorie was: how I going to build something in wood? I`m a plastic modeler… Well, with a new blade and cyano, I dive to the wood… And voilà!! Easy-peasy! Straithforward and no difficulty whatsoever… I know what you are going to tell… pfff it’s a wooden crate!! Yup, but still of wood and I build two! No decals. All the letters are engraved on the wood like the real thing. CONCLUSION: Another must have items from Plusmodel for any modeler who wants to do a WWII diorama, in 1:35 or even in 1:32 at a very affordable price if you consider the huge number of crates! Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  23. PLUSMODEL Tufts of Grass (Green – Dry) Tufts of Reed (Green - Dry) (Catalogue n.º 471, 472, 473, 474) Price Tag: 8.30 €/11.80$ (Grass); 8.90€/ $12.70 Available from Plusmodel Plusmodel is without a doubt, a brand that the world of modelling know very well and that it´s associated to dioramas or vignettes. They are probably the brand with more catalogue references for diorama builder and they just keep new products coming out every month. Now they just enter the vegetation scene, with this 4 little sets of grass and reed just join the big vegetable boys like Mininatur or Modelscene. These sets bring quite lots of stuff that could be used in more that one diorama or several ones. So you got 49 of the green/dry tufts of grass, and 18 of the green-dry reeds. I think that is quite a good number for the price. As you can see, these products are quite easy to use. The tufts grass you just pick up form the backing paper with a set of tweezers and then, with a bit a whiteglue you can put wherever you like. With the reeds, it´s simply the same thing. Take it off of the backing paper… and drill a small hole on the ground and put it on with a bit of whiteglue, and that`s it! It´s just don`t gets any easier that this! To make them a little more you should paint then with several tons of green or beige/brown to get a more natural look of them. CONCLUSION: Well, Plusmodel jumped in vegetation scene and quite honestly, in a smooth and good way. These 4 sets are a great value to the modeler for the price, as you get a quite large number of tufts, easy to apply and capable of getting paint on. Sum up, perfect! So Diorama builders, Vignette builders or simply if you need to enhance your little base for your model, just pick one of two of these! You won´t be sorry. Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  24. PLUSMODEL Diorama accessories and figure (Aeroline) (Catalogue n.º 4049 / 4050/ AL4059 ) Price Tag: 12.30 €/18.90$; 13.60€/19.40 and $11.50/8.10€ Available from Plusmodel CABLES REELS (Catalogue n.º 4049 / 4050) Price Tag: 12.30 €/18.90$; 13.60€/19.40 Cables reels were already release by Plusmodel late in 2015, and of course these 1:48 sets are plain equal to the big boys a 1:35, review you can check it Here. So all my thought about the cable reels are there, and on this little gems I will only put some pics of them. These ones are perfect to stand along 1:48 aircraft or the now uprising 1:48 armour scale. Pilot La-5 (Catalogue n.ºAL4059 ) Price Tag: $11.50/8.10€ Plusmodel from the past years has been releasing several figures in 1:48 to stand alongside an airplane or a helicopter. So this time we going to review a 1:48 russian pilot to stad along with a La-5. I assume that this figure will also stand well alongside a Lagg-3 or a La-7 or even a Mig-3 but Plusmodel decided to name these figure to a specific aircraft. This figure comes in two pieces. Well not quite. The all figure is cast in a single piece, with sharp details in the cloths. The detail is really awesome and just proves that Plusmodel knows what is doing. The belt buckles up front, the start on the belt, the bag strap are very well accomplished. The sculptor did a hell of job and Plusmodel did a fantastic casting of it. The cleaning is almost not, because all the fine resin flash comes off easily just with your fingers. The removing blocks are easy to remove as the connection point to the figure is quite slim. The another piece is a crate where the pilot is putting his foot. The crate is quite well achieved and very well cast with no cleaning except the removing resin block. The pilot position is quite a stylish one, cool one, like “the man to the job” and his non friendly face just accomplish that look! Brilliant! The paint instructions are as usual, a single nice color drawing of a La-5 pilot. As in accuracy, this figure does look like a La-5 fighter pilot, with several details being quite noticeable like the parachute straps and the cross on the seatbelt, so Plusmodel, as usual did their research job. But again I think that this figure will serve other plane like the Petlyakov Pe-2 in 1:48 from Zvezda. CONCLUSION: These little and simple Cable reels are a perfect adding in any diorama bringing a special detail on it with a most high quality. The figure is an high stander one, with a very cool look and full and genuine details making it a must have if you have a 1:48 Russian model kit in your stash. Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
  25. PLUSMODEL 1:35 Accessories Wherry (Catalogue n.º 457) Price Tag: 13.60 €/19.40$ Available from Plusmodel Plusmodel is a quite busy company in releasing diorama accessories giving modelers huge options to their work in dioramas! We are spoiled by Plusmodel and very happy with that. And once again Plusmodel just release a very welcome add to their catalogue with a wherry, or we can call it simply a rowing boat. The kit come in small but strudy box, with boxart, the model complete with paint and weathering as usual in all Plusmodel box. Opening the box I was quite surprised nonetheless the little letters on the box art (not so little) saying “laser carved wooden parts…” The all kit is in wood!!! Two very very thing sheet of laser bass wood (I guess) gives the modeler all the is need to get a roaw boat. The next question is: how I going to build a wood boat? I`m a plastic modeler… Well Plusmodel really thinks of all and put inside the box, a sturdy paper sheet that is a construction jig, so the modeler just need to put the pieces in proper order in the jig and glue everything with white glue or cyano. The instructions are quite clear and starts with the necessary steps to build the jig. The rest of the construction, the wherry itself looks quite simple as it has very little parts (less than 20 pieces). The quality of the pieces are really awesome… its wood, real wood so no criticism is possible. The only non-wood parts are from the small PE sheet that is for the row supports being only 4 small pieces. Despite the boxart boat showing some lettering, there`s no decals inside the box. Plastic Barrels (Catalogue n.º 466) Price Tag: 15.30 €/21.80$ This set is quite simple and easy going one with 12 resin parts, one PE sheet and one decal sheet. The 12 resin parts are in grey color and are very well cast with no cleaning besides the resin block in the bottom. The side carry handles are in PE giving only 8 handles, which looking at the box art is logical as not all of the plastic barrels have them. The small decals set bring 20 danger symbols, with good definition and color registration, which is quite enough to all the barrels. CONCLUSION: As usual, Plusmodel comes to the rescue with original itmes to enhance our little vignettes or dioramas at a very very affordable prices if you consider that for example the plastic barrels set will give you at least for two dioramas. Highly recommended. With my sincere thanks to Plusmodel for this review sample. To purchase directly, click this link. Francisco Guedes
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