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Tree Trunks
Tree Trunks
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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What's This?
So you have wrapped wire or natural materials together to make realistic trees for your diorama. Those can be challenging to plant. West Garage Models (WGM) has a solution, item R72014, Tree Trunks!

WGM offers many unique scenery and diorama models. West Garage Models - formerly GEM - produces a variety of models and accessories.
    Our history goes back to December 2nd of 2009 with GEM (Garage Exclusive Models).

    It starts with a small and simple resin kit, then another and then the diorama material, and bit by bit, we end up with a solid catalogue. Now, a change, a new image, a new name. The catalogue still has the same products and will have a lot more.

Tree Trunks, item R72014
Simply packaged in a clear poly bag closed with a label, Tree Trunks are five resin trunks with bases. Each is cast with a mounting hole.

detail and casting
Cast with a straw colored resin, each trunk has some bark detail. Roots extend out from the trunk into a rough ground texture.

I did not find any air holes. The bark detail may be soft for some modeler's tastes.

Scale?
WGM markets these as 1/72. Since there are many sizes to trees, you can decide if it will work for your scale.

Conclusion
The trunks are crisply defined. That there are no pin-prick air holes to concern me is pleasing.

Tree Trunks are good way to plant you custom tree armatures!

We thank West Garage Models for sending this set for review here, on -
KitMaker!
SUMMARY
Highs: The trunks are crisply defined. That there are no pin-prick air holes to concern me.
Lows: The bark detail may be soft for some modeler's tastes.
Verdict: Tree Trunks are good way to plant you custom tree armatures.
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: R72014
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  PUBLISHED: Mar 30, 2015
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 0.00%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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