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First Look Review
N scale
Wine Growers
Wine Growers
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

Introduction
Wine Growers by NOCH, set 36614, is a new group of six N scale figures. This prepainted set of six figures compliments NOCH's range of N scale winery family: Winery "Hauser-Bühler", vines, and a winepress.

Wine Growers
Wine Growers are each packed in form-fitted slots in a cradle. It is secured in a hard plastic case designed to stack or hang from a peg.

Each figure is cleanly molded. Each is a one-piece model. I see no injection-molding flaws. The six figures are:
    Man with back vat
    Man shouldering vat
    Man handling pole
    Woman with apron
    Man leaning on pole
    Man holding spigot

The poses look good and the variety of tools add interest.

Detail
For 1/160, these figures display good clothing and facial features. The tools look good albeit, understandably, over scale.

Each figure is painted at the factory. NOCH paints separate clothing details instead of simply slathering one color across the clothes and gear.

A Toast!
Wine Growers is a fine set of tiny grape growers. I really can't complain about the oversized tools because there isn't a practical way of making them to-scale without raising the price unreasonably.

I am impressed with this figure set and believe they will look great amongst NOCH N scale grape vines, around their N scale press, and around the grounds of the N scale winery.

Happily recommended!
SUMMARY
Highs: Fine detail. Quality painting.
Lows: Nothing meaningful.
Verdict: These are a good looking set of n scale grape growers.
  Scale: N Scale
  Mfg. ID: 36614
  Suggested Retail: $11, €9.99
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  PUBLISHED: Nov 01, 2016
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.22%

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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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