We recently received some very nice 1/35 armor details and accessories from Plus Model of the Czech Republic.
SdKfz 250/3 NEU, Set #119 (1/35 Scale)
This set contains resin and photo-etched parts to convert Tamiya's SdKfz 250/3 kit into the mobile command post. This set contains a complete new upper hull, new open rear bay, and features a new interior, complete with radio sets and antennas. All of the resin parts are free of air bubbles and are nicely detailed.
From what I can gather from the instructions, about all of the Tamiya kit you'll use is a portion of the lower chassis frame, the wheels, track and suspension. The rest of the project is contained in this set. The front fenders are photo-etched to provide that extra sense of scale.
Ruin of Farm, Set #102 (1/35 Scale)
This set reminds me of some of the earlier diorama sets produced by Verlinden. The principal structure is composed of five parts molded from plaster of Paris. The window frame, door, shingles, rain gutter and barrel are all beautifully cast in resin. The gate is photo-etched. The wooden framework of the roof is, well, wood. The kit includes wood strips to replicate the structure framing of the roof.
Overall, this set would provide the basis for an outstanding diorama. With a little creative painting and weathering (an excellent candidate for Rustall's WeatherAll), you could set the stage virtually anywhere in Europe.
Oil Tins, Set #106 (1/35 Scale)
Now here is an interesting set. It contains 25 different oil containers cast in resin, and a nice decal sheet to put production labels on them. While some of the cans may be more modern than others, these will definitely add some depth and fidelity to your next maintenance diorama.
Road Signs (1/35 Scale) Set #057 Allies Western Front WWII Set #058 Germany Eastern Area WWII Set #059 Germany Western Area WWII Set #060 Russian Eastern Front WWII
These sign sheets are printed on heavy card stock paper and are even printed with weathering to provide age. You can see from the photos that they are printed in full color and in full register.
The Allied signs are all in English and include military operations areas signs, signposts for Verdun, Sainte Mere-Eglise, and Arnheim, as well as warning signs for everything from snipers to unexploded ordnance.
The two German sign sets provide the same of variety as the Allied set, though the place names range from Cherbourg in France to Stalingrad back east, and many points in-between.
The Russian Eastern Front set contains signs in Russian, though these are from Russia's western front (Germany's Eastern Front). The signposts point the way to Poland, Germany, Finland, Kiev, Berlin, and Prague. There are the usual patriotic signs and operations signs as well.
These sign sets are a great addition to your next vignette. You could easily mix the various sign sets together to reflect the change of ownership as the Nazis were pushed out of the occupied territories.
These are some of the many great items that are produced by Plus Model. We are very grateful for the opportunity to take a first-hand look at the variety of products being developed by this Czech company. You can view these sets along with the rest of theironline catalog or contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
My sincere thanks to Plus Model for these review samples!