Quarterscalers! Rubble in the Box - City, Item no. 24211, is the 1/45-1/50 debris offering from German scenery master Juweela. Same as the previously reviewed 1/32-1/35 box, this set consists four types of ceramic rubble and a bundle of lumber.

If you read the 1/32-1/35 review, Rubble in the Box - City, then not much in this review should be new for you.

Going into their 14th year, Juweela's range of diorama products continues to expand, giving modelers even more products to make the most realistic scale world possible.    Juweela offers scores of products in a dozen scales:

   Juweela creates this set with a bundle of lumber and four individually bagged ceramic products:

    Multi-colored red bricks

    Brick wall debris

    Random shingles and mortar

    Masonry pieces

It appears each item in this set is an individual Juweela product.   It looks like this set can cover a large quarterscale area depending on how high it is piled.

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Item no. 24211, Rubble in the Box - City

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The bricks are uniformly cast in crisp brick-red rectangles sporting good masonry texture.  The other three materials feature a variety of sizes and shapes of the fractured materials. 

The debris consists of small broken materials, as well as small segments partially intact.  I see broken concrete, cornices, bulkheads and other facade components, pulverized plaster and ceramic shingles, and broken masonry.  It is all cast with the same gray material.  That material should take paint well.

The wood is hard.  Not so hard that you can't break it with bare hands, yet harder than balsa or basswood.  For lumber that is meant to be in a pile of debris, it is bright and clean.  Fortunately, it can be roughed up and stained/painted.  I will use the tried and true india ink wash.

Final Thoughts

Like their 1/32-1/35 set, Juweela has released a good looking "starter set" for your quarterscale battlefield with Rubble in the Box - City.   It may be an oxymoron to describe rubble as beautifully cast but I think you know what I mean.   It certainly looks better than the toy-like uniformly shaped and sized products of the past, and undeniably easier than forming, mixing, casting and preparing debris from scratch.

The only difference between this set and the 1/32-1/35set is the material in this set created far more dust, dust that did not shake off the backdrop board.

This is what is left after vigorously shaking the poster board.

Other than that dust, I can't complain about any aspects of this set.  It allows a quick and easy way to create a good looking debris field.  Recommended.



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