IntroductionPolegate with Sentry Post
(Schlagbaum mit Wachpostenhaus
) is a resin diorama set from Artitec
. This 1/87 set is item 87.074
Siegfried Line Sentry Post
Crisply cast in buff colored resin, Schlagbaum mit Wachpostenhaus
comprises 24 parts:
Guard shack parts x 6
Gate poles x 3 (long, medium, short)
Gate stands x 3 (tall, medium, low)
Gate pole rests x 3 (tall, medium, low)
Gate stand bases x 3
Pole rest bases x 3
I-beam obstacle x 3
this kit consists of 24 parts. Casting is very good with no air pocks or mold seam lines, although there is a lot of very thin flash. Several parts were packed attached to their pour blocks, and a few of them detached in shipping.
Artitec sculpted fine wood grain into the lumber of the sentry shed. The gate posts and stands feature good detail for the timbers and hinges for the gate poles.
A simple sheet of paper illustrated with line art guides assembly. It is printed in three languages: Dutch; English; German. A halftone image advertises Artitec's "dragon teeth." Painting guidance is for Humbrol colors - a pallet of three! However, Artitec presents weathering tips.
Although no other information is provided on the instruction sheet, the box art shows the models in a diorama, and wartime photos of a sentry post in the Siegfried line.
This is a simple kit with a trio of options. The casting is well done even if the shack is surrounded by flash. It is thin and easily snaps off.
Polegate with Sentry Post
is a good diorama kit. It can be displayed as the main scene, or as part of a larger diorama. I recommended it.