Interesting subject, 2 simple models
supplied and should not cost much.
Resin will need quite a bit of clean-up,
paddles would be easier to scratch build from plastic card and rod.
Usually, when Brett hands me something to review and I know nothing
about it, I will Google it for information. In this case, I found
out absolutely nothing - a bit about HR Models and thatís it.
However, these do appear to be the style of Pioneer rafts used by
the Wehrmacht for river assaults
This is only a small set with two 1/72 scale resin raft bodies, two
resin floors and two PE frets containing four oars each. The resin
casting is not the best I've ever seen with a seam running around
both the outside and inside which will be hard to remove completely
as all the ropes are moulded in situ. However, with some clean-up
and paint, they will probably be okay.
The floors are just oval shaped resin with planking cast into the
top surface and nothing on the underside. They fit into grooves in
the underside of the raft body but unfortunately are a bit
undersized and therefore a loose fit. Again, okay if the raft isn't
turned over. I wouldn't bother to use the photo-etched paddles, but
thatís just me, anti PE. I'd get much more satisfaction from scratch
building them from card and plastic rod. For those who thrive on it,
go for it.
This is not a big set but in the right setting and with the right
figures could be part of an attractive and interesting diorama.