You simply can’t get any easier than this. You get 14 resin bags in different combinations almost ready to be used as you need. Seven of them appear to be large potato-filled bags, while the other seven might be sand bags. One piece is three of the potato filled sacks already stacked on each other. Three of the four single potato bags have the same pose and the other is different. Three of the sand bags are single and then there are four stacked on top of each other. All you have to do is cut off the pour lug and paint. Even the simplest of us modelers can do this! But Plusmodel may need to sharpen its quality control measures; in my sample set, one of the sacks had a ¼” wide by ¼”-deep air bubble that will require filling. Luckily, I have become pretty good at using baking soda and super glue as a filler.
As with all resin, care must be taken in to protect your personal health. It is best to give the parts a good soap and brush cleansing to ensure all mold release agents are removed. I have heard that acrylic paints don’t seem to be affected by most release agents. As I do not use acrylics often, I still use the soap-and-brush method. Remember that resin particles are hazardous and you should always complete these tasks using water to keep the dust down, and wear a cheap doctor’s mask to keep the particulates out of your lungs.
Istarted by painting all the bags with Model Master Dark Tan, and then were given a wash of MIG dark wash. After they dried, I painted each bag individually using Radome Tan, with white or yellow mixed with the dark tan. I hoped that this would break up the overall uniform colors.
One thing I really noticed as I began the painting process was how the stack of four small bags just seemed too uniform. I think the ends would flop down on each other as opposed to being straight and rigid. I searched through many of my decals and did not find anything that would help make these pop. I think someone needs to make some civilian World Health Organization decals that would really make these stand out with so many different uses.
This is a really GREAT set. There are many diorama options that these bags can be used in. They can be used in or on all sorts of trucks, tanks, and carts. They can be used as diorama eye-catchers in certain instances.
I would like to thank Plusmodel for making and providing this set for review, and IPMS/USA for allowing me to bring this review to you. Go grab a set and see what you can do with the possibilities.