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Stone Well
Stone Well
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

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RailRoad Modeling

This review looks at the 1/72 mixed media model Stone Well, product R72013 by West Garage Models. Being 1/72 it can easily be integrated into an OO (1/76) or perhaps even HO (1/87) scene.

Stone Well, R72013
West Garage Models (WGM) started originally in 2009 as GEM (Garage Exclusive Models). That is why the photos show this WGM model in a GEM label.

Stone Well is packed in a one-piece clear plastic container. Inside are seven pieces:
    5 X resin
    1 X wood stick
    1 X coil if thread

I originally thought this model looked more like a desert well. WGM educated me;
    The stone well was design for north Africa and Europe, some wells in Europe have that part in stone and with the part for the horses or cattle to drink, they are very old and we're mainly seen on villages.

Another thread asked about French wells and fountains. Please see the link French Town Wells & Fountains in the summary box, below.

Cast in buff resin the resin parts include a round well, two side columns, a trough and a bucket. The parts are cast with definite stone detail. I did not find any air bubble pockmarks but there is flash on some parts and a little bit of excess resin on one piece. You build the well from a round well tower, a trough and two side columns, a bucket, the beam, and the rope.

WGM makes models primarily for military and historical miniatures modelers of 1/72. That scale is part of braille scale which includes 1/76, 1/87 (HO) and perhaps even 1/64 (S scale for trains and 25mm for wargaming). Thus this kit is a wellspring of opportunity!

Wells have been critical in civilization – and still are in much of the world – for millennia. This neat and simple model should enhance almost any ‘braille-scale’ diorama of most any epoch. The stone work is distinct. Casting is good although there is some cleanup required for some parts.

I look forward to adding this model to a layout scene or diorama and recommend it to modelers.

West Garage Models
WGM offers many unique scenery and diorama models. West Garage Models - formerly GEM - produces a variety of models and accessories.
    Our history goes back to December 2nd of 2009 with GEM (Garage Exclusive Models).

    It starts with a small and simple resin kit, then another and then the diorama material, and bit by bit, we end up with a solid catalogue. Now, a change, a new image, a new name. The catalogue still has the same products and will have a lot more.

Thanks to West Garage Models for sending this model for review! Please tell WGM and retailers that you saw this here – on KitMaker.
Highs: Multimedia for authenticity. Nicely cast resin parts.
Lows: Some cleanup required for some parts.
Verdict: Thus this kit is a wellspring of opportunity!
  Scale: OO Gauge
  Mfg. ID: R72013
  Suggested Retail: $8.00 / 6,00 €
  Related Link: French Town Wells & Fountains
  PUBLISHED: May 18, 2015

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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