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Scene-A-Rama Building Kit
Scene-A-Rama Building & Structure Kit
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

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Woodland Scenics is a pioneer of realistic model scenery. I was buying their soft metal tree trunks and ground-foam for my railroad and dioramas over thirty years ago. Woodland Scenics expanded their product lines to include cast metal buildings and vehicles, man-made scenery (a.k.a., junk piles), hundreds of plastic figures, glues, water simulating resins, plastic vehicles, plastic trees, static grass and natural fiber grass, rock molds, talus, earth color paints, a foam layout system, and now this series of crafty and hobby sets.

Several sets make up this series. Woodland Scenics produces light plastic bases and shadow boxes to use with the sets.

Several diorama sets are offered:

• Basic
• Mountain
• Desert Oasis
• Water

Each set comes with the supplies necessary to make the particular scene. For instance, the Basic set includes:

• Green Grass ReadyGrass
• 6-Tree Armatures
• Foliage Fiber
• Shrubs
• Wild Grass
• Yellow Flowers
• Evergreen Accent
• Forest Green Accent
• Sticky Bond
• Project Glue
• Spray Bottle
• Foam Brush
• Sifter
• Stir Stick
• Easy Instructions

Building and Structure Kit
What do you get with this set?

• Project Glue
• Project Wire
• Project Cloth
• Project Sticks
• Clear Plastic
• Construction Board
• White Plastic
• Black Paper
• Ribbed Board
• Project Boards
• Easy Instructions

Included is a instructional brochure. Within its pages you are introduced to using the materials, techniques, basic building steps, drybrushing and washes. Some of the ideas for you to build are a:

• Castle
• Covered Wagon
• Spanish Galleon
• Log Cabin

…and more!

Relevant for this site?
This set offers basic supplies that you can find elsewhere. However, it does have basic scratchbuilding materials with which you can use for any number of model scenes. The brochure has useful “how-to’s” for any modeling job.

This can be a useful kit for general model making. The other specific Scene-A-Rama diorama sets will make good dioramas for any model genre. This kit’s book is useful.
Highs: Good variety of basic modeling materials.
Verdict: This can be a useful kit for general model making.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: SP4130
  Suggested Retail: $10.99
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  PUBLISHED: Sep 05, 2011

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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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I haven't used this particular kit, but I have used many other sets and products that Sene-A-Rama has made and I love them! They're simple enough for any modeler to use (they're what I used to get into diorama-building) yet they look very professional and convincing. They have products for any kind of scene you need...forest, jungle, desert, arctic, and water, plus a few little extras. Great company, great prices, and great results!
SEP 11, 2011 - 08:29 AM

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