Blast Models is well known for their range of accessories for 1/35 AFV's. From the simple accessories, to the more complex conversion sets, they are used in many models that we can see on display and they produce a comprehensive range of accessories and conversion from WWII to Modern vehicles.
This release is one of the most recent in their range and it's intended for the also recent M2 Half Track from Dragon. It comprises a "very full" rear stowage rack, two mine racks acting as general stowage areas, two folded tarps to use over the front fenders (one of them includes a machine gun tripod), small stowage Items and a cargo compartment tarp completely open.
parts molding and quality
As usual the level of detail of these Blast Models parts is very good. All the small details, folds, straps are neatly reproduced and can really help to create a realistic model.
I especially like the tarp and the rear storage rack. The quality of the sculpting is obviously very good and it helps the builder to achieve good results.
There's not much resin we need to get rid of. No air bubbles I could see in my sample and it seems to me that with a little effort the parts are ready to paint and glue to your Half Track.
With average/good painting skills is easy to make these items stand out in any model.
I was happy to find that the resin used for casting this set does not have the "active" smell that I found in previous products, but even in the worst case they don't come close to the resin used by Legends. That stuff really smells :(
I would say, go for it. For €19.50 it's not breaking the bank and it'll add a lot of impact to any M2 model. If you want to build an M2 that has seen it's share of action then this set is for you. The apparent chaos of items hanging everywhere reproduces what we can see in period photos.
Product bought directly to Blast Models. As usual, flawless service and fast delivery
Highs: Good casting, good sculpting and very realistic lookLows: Nothing of noteVerdict: This Stowage Set for M2 Half Track is a must have if you want to build a realistic M2.
About António Pires Preto (antoniop) FROM: LISBOA, PORTUGAL
I started to build 1/72 planes a long time ago. And stopped a long time ago...
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