Crates Set #C1

Published: March 6th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo - IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/72 - 1/76
Company: Value Gear
Price: $11.50
Product / Stock #: 720C1
Product provided by: Value Gear

Value Gear is an aftermarket company that I have never heard of before. My apologies to Value Gear for that. Now I'm glad I have heard of them as they have some really neat stuff. Reading on their website you can tell it is a business that is run by a modeler who chooses to release items thinking on what a modeler would like to see and use.

This set consists of 49 pieces -all of them casted on dark grey resin- representing at least 9 different shapes of wooden crates. They have nice surface detail, including wood texture on the surfaces. There are no mold casts that need to be removed and you can just start working with them as soon as you take them out of the bag.

I prepared one crate by wiping it down with alcohol and letting it air-dry. Then I painted it with acrylic paints and I applied an enamel wash to bring up the wood detail. It was about 15 minutes of my time and I am sure that if you work with several of them at once you could probably have 4 or 5 crates ready on that amount of time.

These crates are excellent additions to any armor, soft skin, diorama or even an HO train layout. You might be able to even use them in a 1/48 or 1/100 setting. If you think that you get 49 crates in this set, it is a great value as you can probably add detail to half dozen of models, if not more.

Highly recommended.

I would like to thank Value Gear Details and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

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