Crane Ruger H-3D

Published: August 22nd, 2017     
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Reviewed by: Allan Murrell - IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1/48
Company: Plusmodel
Price: $20.00
Product / Stock #: 4055
Product provided by: Plusmodel

This is another great unusual subject from Plus Models which is a super addition to a diorama of any sort.

This resin kit of the Ruger H-3D Crane (Engine hoist) used in all types of maintenance shops Military or civil. The kit is very easy to build as long as you watch the instruction details carefully.

In the box is:

  • 31 resin parts
  • 1 small photoetch sheet
  • 1 metal chain
  • 1 brass wire
  • 1 instruction sheet

All the parts are all very well detailed with only a few bubble mark defects.


The build is a little difficult and fiddley at times. I found an issue in the build with a few air bubbles that needed filling. Also a few of the part numbers were missed from the instructions, and a couple were mixed up, but this is easy to work out from the parts. The other thing I did was drill out the holes as some of the pins were too tight. Also, I drilled holes for the wire attachment points to make this better for assembly.


This is excellent kit and was a lot of fun to build. The fit of the parts is very good

Thanks go to Plus Model for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

  • Instructions
  • Decals & wire
    Decals & wire
  • Photoetch parts
    Photoetch parts
  • Resin parts
    Resin parts
  • Base assembly
    Base assembly
  • Frame assembly
    Frame assembly
  • Assembly complete
    Assembly complete
  • Assembly complete
    Assembly complete

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