Sandbag Walls (Checkpoint #3)
Value Gear resin stowage products have long been among the best resin additions for modelers looking to detail their builds in nearly any scale. Spanning stowage from WWII through more modern and even sci-fi settings, these pieces really pop with detail and add immensely to the scenes they’re placed in. In this case, we are looking at set #11-- another stowage set for your StuG in 1/35 scale. While many of the sets are geared towards certain manufacturers’ kits, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t place them nearly anywhere, as you’ll see below.
This set contains 8 pieces and represents varying arrangements of sandbag emplacements that can be used in gun pits, checkpoints, roadblocks, bunkers, or really anywhere you might want some protection. There are a couple corner pieces, short and long straight pieces, and one large curved piece. Details are quite nice and involve crates and sandbags for the most part in various configurations.
Cleanup was minimal, and restricted mainly to just a bit of flash on the bottom side that was swiftly shaved off. I used some AMMO One Shot primer to prepare some of the pieces for painting. Details really pop out when painted. I don’t really have a piece at present I am working on that these would fit, but there are endless possibilities.
Steve from Value Gear has put out another excellent set of detail pieces for the modeler here. The interchangeability of the pieces means that truly no two scenes are really alike...and they really add to the overall look of your diorama. Steve’s booth is always a popular place to visit at the shows, and we can easily see why. My thanks to Steve from Value Gear and IPMS-USA for this review sample.