GC Laser 1/35 37mm ammo boxes

KIT #: 35-0016
PRICE: $12.99 SRP
DECALS: None
REVIEWER: Ray Mehlberger
NOTES:  

G.C.Laser is based in Genoa, Wisconsin. They started by doing H.O. railroad accessories. On the 1st of August, 2007 they introduced a line of military ammunition crates. This was after a year of preparation.

 These are in micro-plywood and laser cut.

It comes in a sealed cello bag that has a card stapled to the top of it. The card has a color photo of the crates assembled and G.C.Lasers street address, fax number and web site listed.

 On the reverse side of this card is the assembly instructions and illustrations of the parts trees. Assembly is to be done in numerical order. Carpenters glue is suggested for assembly, but I donít know what that is and I assume that super-glue will work just as well. (Carpenter's glue is a heavy duty wood glue made by a number of companies. Those of you who have had to repair furniture have used it. Ed)

A second sealed cello bag inside the larger bag holds a length of string (to do the rope handles on the sides of the crates), a black PE fret of straps and a brass PE fret of the hasps. The crates themselves are all laser cut on a single sheet of mini-plywood. They make up to be 1/2" x 1/2" x 3/8". Each piece is nearly cut through already and will only need a fast swipe of a sharp hobby knife to remove them.

The instructions say to follow them in numerical order. The illustrations are very small and I suggest a magnifying glass to read them well.

37mm ammo was used on quite a few different weapons by various countries according to Wikipedia. So, these crates will come in very handy for dioramas.

 

Ray Mehlberger

 

June 2012

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