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Sandbag Sections - Straight
Interlocking Sandbag Sections - Straight
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]


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Armorama

Introduction

Following on from a look at Model Cellar Productions MC35109 zig-zag sandbag sections, (Reviewed here), here is a quick look at two interlocking straight sandbag sections (MC35106).

The Set

The set comes packed in a sturdy box, with the pieces protected by styrofoam bits. On the top of the box is a coloured pictures of the contents and on the side the manufacturers details.

This is a simple set of two interlocking straight sandbag sections. The sections are cast in a cream coloured resin. Detail on the front and top of the bags looks good. The back is smooth to build into any trench type diorama that you may have in mind.

To accompany the pieces is a small paper set of instructions with hints and tips as to how to build the sections into your scene.

Joined end to end these cover a frontage of about 7 to 8 inches being about 1 inches in height.

Conclusion

I know many will prefer to build their own sandbags but for those with less time than they would like for the hobby these offer a quick and easy way to construct a wall of sandbags within a trench system.

The products are designed to interact with both the zig-zag, outside and inside sandbag sections also produced by Model Cellar. The sections interlock with these sections well, picture 6 shows the straight connected to an outside corner section (MC35107).

A handy aftermarket product that could be used across many time periods. I would have liked to have see a small end block for each section should you not wish to extend them.

Click here for additional images for this review.

SUMMARY
Highs: Good quality and nicely detailed; a time saver for some.
Lows: I would have liked to have seen two small end sections included should you not wish to extend them.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: MC35106
  Suggested Retail: $10.50
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  PUBLISHED: Mar 25, 2012
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.69%

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

Copyright 2018 text by Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.



Comments

These, and the zig zag set, look interesting. You could -as you say- make your own sandbags but these are not wildly expensive for what you get and the time you would save, Food for thought- thanks for the review Alan
MAR 25, 2012 - 09:24 AM
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