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CRIB (Trench Crossing Device)
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by: Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]


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Introduction

With the multiple releases of World War 1 tanks, modelers are looking for those extra accessories to dress up their builds, Model Cellar has a great looking trench crossing aid that should add some extra interest to a British tank.

Contents

Multiple resin parts for the assembly of 1 Crib

Review

The trench crossing crib from Model Cellar is cast in resin with some great looking details. The wooden parts of the crib are cast with rough looking wood grain to simulate the wood of the period. Included in the detail is the bolts for metal bracing.

The main hexagon shaped parts of the crib are cast as one piece for ease of construction. The metal plates are attached to the joints as well as the internal metal cross bracing. After which, you assemble the full crib with the external lateral boards. I did assemble one of the hexagon parts, and the parts go together very well with a little CA glue.

A small drawback for some, is there are no assembly instructions included in the kit, but studying the drawing on the front of the box show the assembly is pretty easy and straight forward. For ease of painting, I would suggest building the internal hexagon parts with bracing and then paint all the parts before final assembly. Also there is no chain included to tie it down on top of the tank, so the builder will have to source the chain elsewhere.


Conclusion

This World War 1 trench crossing crib from Model Cellar looks to be the perfect addition to add interest to the build of a World War 1 tank. The resin kit looks very straight forward and easy to build, and should produce a great looking accessory. I highly recommend this kit from Model Cellar.
SUMMARY
Highs: Great accessory for British World War 1 tank, well cast with great looking details.
Lows: No instructions for assembly.
Verdict: Great accessory to display on your WW1 tank build, highly recommended.
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35105
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 27, 2014
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.35%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.69%

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About Kevin Brant (SgtRam)
FROM: ONTARIO, CANADA

I am an IT Consultant and father, with a passion for plastic models. I mostly prefer 1/35 Armor and 1/48 Aircraft. My main interests are anything Canadian, as well as WW2 German and British Armor and Aircraft. I have been building models since I was a young kid, got away from it for awhile, but r...

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