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Built Review
135
Western European Bus / Metro Stop

by: Rob Lively [ HUSKY1943 ]




Parts and Pieces

The cardboard box contains seven separate resin pieces, five to construct the walls, a floor and a roof.

The Kit

The kit is simple to put together. The five walls mate with the floor and each other. The roof would be the finishing touch, and could be left off until the final assembly, to ease painting or to add figures to the interior.

The parts-fit is only so-so, and would require some filler to keep from having gaps. (Note: Gap filling because super glue wouldn’t cut it.) The quality is good, but the edges of the roof were curved up slightly, but noticeably. The floor section has a delicate grid etched into it, representing a tile or square block/brick finish. The walls are well done, but the toe rail around the bottom is too delicate. The extensive cleaning caused me to break loose several sections of it.

Overall pros and cons

The main pro of the kit would be its uniqueness. I’ve never seen anything like it in a kit before. Like the wooden boat, I reviewed before, this piece could be used in literally any diorama, be it wartime or peacetime, civilian or military, modern or turn of the century. I easily imagine it in an OIF diorama.

The main con – if you used it by placing figures in it, well, you wouldn’t be able to see the figures very well. The other two cons would be that you could only use this in a city or urban dio and the fragility of some of the molding.

Final words : Neat, little, easy-to-build kit which could be used in limited settings.
SUMMARY
This kit would add a unique touch to a diorama or figure set.
  PARTS AND PIECES:60%
  OVERALL FIT:40%
  PROS VS CONS:50%
Percentage Rating
50%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: CD 6122
  Suggested Retail: $18.98
  Related Link: The VLS Corporation's Model Mecca
  PUBLISHED: Aug 17, 2005
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 78.77%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 79.30%

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  • Metro_stop
  • Metro_stop3
  • Metro_stop4
About Rob Lively (husky1943)
FROM: FLORIDA, UNITED STATES

My name is Rob and I am a 42 year old, married, with two children. I am retired US Navy and now a Base Police Officer at NAS Pensacola, Florida. My main interest is WWII figures, but I do occassionally branch out into other periods. My concentration in WWII is the Sicilian/Italy campaign.

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