Master Box Ltd 1/35 Checkpoint
|KIT:||Master Box Ltd 1/35 Checkpoint|
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
Here is an interesting idea for a figure set and diorama. This is a German checkpoint with three guards checking the identity papers of a family of three. It comes on two full sprues. The set also includes a guard house, moveable barrier and an iron vehicle barricade. Two guard dogs are also included, one standing and one sitting. Two of the guards are wearing those silver breast plates and the officer has what appears to be a white and red disc of some sort.
The molding for the figures is quite good. Most of the large bits have a seam of varying sizes that will need to be attended to, but no ejector pin marks, no visible sink areas.
There is no instruction sheet, but on the back of the box are two views of each figure showing where the parts fit and giving color information. A parts diagram is also provided so you can identify each bit. Color information is provided with Vallejo, Tamiya, Lifecolour, Humbrol and Agama references, so you should be able to find something that will work.
I have recently learned that there are quite a few people who like doing figure sets like this. If not for stand-alone, then together in a diorama of some sort. They definitely will add to any in-town display, and appear to be pretty straight-forward in terms of construction and painting.
My thanks to www.dragonmodelsusa.com for the review sample. You can buy this on-line at the link or from your favorite hobby source.
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