|Kit # 72004||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
is a new range of diorama items that has just been released by Reality
in Scale. For the moment the range covers buildings for all the major
theatres of World War II.
The set contains 3 pieces, cast in grey resin. It seems Reality in Scale is using resin casting technology that is state of the art, as - even though the main part is a massive block - no warping is present on the parts, only one air bubble was found (on the backside) and detail is very crisp. Apart from removing a single casting block on the fence, there will be no clean-up required whatsoever, meaning that, after priming, painting can start straightaway. In my specimen a corner of the tiled roof was broken, but can easily be glued back on.
the fence has detail on both sides, the others are solid, with a flat
back. In our scale, diorama items that have detail on both sides are
rather rare, with companies using open molds. Most of the time this
results in a visible back-side of the walls, where the texture is
rough and devoid of detail. Basically, this mean that you only get
half a building and that you have to scratch the other side yourself.
Dio72 has opted for another formula, where the building is solid,
with a clean backside, making it ideal as a backdrop of a scene, without
actually integrating the interior of the building in the scene.
All in all, a very nice set.
Sample kit kindly provided by Dio72.
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Article Last Updated: 15 May 2013