1/20 – 1/16 Traditional Military Style Crates #2

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Company: Value Gear - Website: Visit Site
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Value Gear Details, based in Flagstaff, Arizona, produces a wide range of high-quality resin accessories for most common model scales. Many of the accessories and stowage sets are universal, which is a nice advantage. This allows the model builder to customize the look they want by mixing sets or you can use one sets intended for specific subjects, such as the ‘Shermie Bits & Extras’.

The set featured in this review has 11 pieces. Also available is set Crates #1 consisting of 10 pieces. The pieces are molded in a dark-brown resin and the detail is impressive. There are even tiny nails!

Clean-up is minimal. I removed the miniscule amount of flash by running a hobby knife along the bottom edge. Next, I soaked the pieces in a mild detergent solution and left them to air dry. This recommended step ensures that all mold release is removed. I then primed them using Tamiya Fine Surface Primer.

I painted the sample pieces using Tamiya and Valejo paints. In addition to acrylic paints, I applied some AK Interactive Weathering Sticks and some artist oil paint. Finally, I sprayed them with Tamiya Clear Flat Coat.

For display purposes, the pieces are sitting on a 1/16 Das Werk Stug III, which is in progress and unpainted. This is a universal set and therefore can be used on many 1/16 scale subjects.

I highly recommend you try Value Gear Details. No matter what you purchase, you will be very happy with the high quality production and clean casting. And, as their name implies, all of their products really are a good value!

Thank you to Value Gear for providing the IPMS Reviewer Corp with this excellent sample, and thank you to IPMS USA for the opportunity to review it.


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