Table and Seat

Published: August 28th, 2012     
Kit Package
Kit Package
Reviewed by: Don Norton - IPMS# 41055
Scale: 1/35
Company: Plusmodel
Price: $4.99
Product / Stock #: EL048
Product provided by: Plusmodel

Plus Model has made a living providing us with little odds and ends of resin to liven up our modeling projects, and this is just such an item. From their Easy Line, the six pieces in the poly bag require minimum work. Molded in gray resin are a table top, 4 legs, and a 3-legged stool. The table is like a kitchen table, with drawers for utensils. It would seem a better choice for a seat would be kitchen chairs, but these are available as a separate kit.

The stool in my sample had all three legs bent over, like someone had taken the stool out of the mold and popped it right in the bag. Looked like a spider that had been stepped on. This would be my first challenge, and after sawing off the resin plug from the stool top, I held the stool under some hot water from the tap. Like a miracle, the legs softened and they straightened out.

The table legs were not a tight fit, so I used 5-minute epoxy. This gave some wiggle room to make sure all legs were aligned.

After a shot of white primer, both items were ready for paint, and in this case, any color would be appropriate. I chose to paint the table white with a black top, and I distressed the legs a bit by showing paint chipping and wear. I also gave the drawers a wash of light gray to pop them out a bit. The stool was painted dark red, and once again I gave it a worn look by dry brushing a bare wood color on the top edge and lower legs. I don't know where I will use these yet, the stool may wind up in a farmyard diorama I am planning.

Thanks to Plus Model and IPMS/USA for the review sample, a useful little addition for dioramas.

  • Ready for painting
    Ready for painting
  • Completed

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