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Corrugated Iron Sheet
1/32 – 1/35 WellPlanteen “Faserzement” Corr. Iron Sheetings
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by: Peter Ong [ TRISAW ]


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Introduction

Juweela of Germany has released a nice set of 15 1/32nd to 1/35th scale corrugated plastic iron sheeting pieces.

Review

Juweela packaged this corrugated plastic iron sheeting set well with the 15 sheets contained in a clear plastic tray housed inside a plastic box.

The sheets appear similar and have sharp edges and well-defined curves. One iron sheeting piece measures shy of 8cm long by 3.5cm wide. They are quite strong and stiff and I found no warping or bowing with my 15 pieces.

If there are any faults, I found that each sheet has a little (pit) sprue mark in the middle of an edge. The sprue mark is on one side of the sheet so modelers can hide this sprue mark by using the other side; however, some sprue marks have holes in them visible on both sides, as if the piece got yanked off the sprue with some force. Modelers could easily sand and patch these small holes and sprue marks with putty or superglue.

Other than the small sprue mark on each sheet, the pieces appear in very good quality and surely represent 1/35th scale corrugated iron sheeting. Juweela has filled a need for corrugated metal siding for 1/32nd to 1/35th scale dioramas.
SUMMARY
Highs: Uniform appearance of each sheet with strong and solid quality. No warping or bowing detected. Crisp edges and smooth curves.
Lows: Tiny sprue mark on the middle edge of each sheet, but only on one side. Some sheets have a tiny hole where the sprue mark is that is visible on both sides of the sheet.
Verdict: Juweela's 1/32 to 1/35 plastic iron sheeting set provides 15 uniform plastic pieces to represent metal siding for 1/35 diorama needs. Highly recommended.
Percentage Rating
86%
  Scale: 1:35
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  PUBLISHED: May 19, 2014
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.47%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.00%

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About Peter Ong (Trisaw)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I model modern topics, mainly post 1991 Gulf War onwards. My modeling interests include: * Science-fiction/ fantasy * 1/100 Gundam * 1/35 armor * Kitbashed projects * Special Forces * Resin or plastic modern figures * 1/24 Police, fire, medical, and Government vehicles * Rare, unique, ori...

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Comments

I wouldn't knock anything until I've actually tried it. However, the best stuff I've ever sen is the corrugated metal (actual metal) in old HO scale Suydam building kits. The metal is actually better scaled for 1/35 than HO.
MAY 19, 2014 - 06:03 PM
I got a set there way to thick for 1/35,1/32 scale
MAY 19, 2014 - 06:38 PM
I've also used heavy gauge corrugated aluminum siding from the model RR dept. You can dent it and ding it just like the real thing. And you can rust it and weather it with etching acid (but not too much as you won't have any siding left!)
MAY 20, 2014 - 09:26 AM
I tend to use aluminium food trays and a paint tube squeezer. I just cut the required size sheet and run it through the squeezer. Produces great looking corrugated iron plus will bend to show damaged sheets. I saw the idea on here somewhere and would never dream of buying preformed sheets now when I can make the same thing for pence.
MAY 23, 2014 - 03:04 PM
What I did was that I got a pack from Plastruct.. it has two large sheets.. then I get those aluminum food trays (I try to get the thin ones) and I cut a piece then I press it down on the sheet and just keep pushing it into it till it pretty much takes the corrugated shape.. and like the others said, you can bend it.. puncture it to simulate bullet holes.. so, it's more versatile Hisham
MAY 23, 2014 - 04:24 PM
actually not really: the tite is missleading... those are supposed to be "Faserzement Platten" which would be better translated to "fiber cement plates"... those are know here as "Eternit" those plates might look simmilar to corrugated iron and they are used the same way, but as they are thicker they are less flexible (not at all, to be exact)...
MAY 23, 2014 - 05:31 PM
Asbestolux sheeting then?
MAY 23, 2014 - 06:43 PM
yep...
MAY 24, 2014 - 12:55 AM
As Emily Litella was wont to say, "Never mind!"
MAY 24, 2014 - 09:32 AM
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