Plus Model is an established company from the Czech Republic with a reputation for unusual subjects. Case in point: their 1/48 scale Reindeer-team with German Bomb, kit # 4041. The Germans, being short of vehicles during WWII, made use of horses, oxen and (occasionally) reindeer to pull loads. This kit depicts a pair of reindeer put to use by the Luftwaffe, transporting bombs on a sled.
The kit consists of 19 parts in a medium grey resin, one small fret of photo-etched parts, a small sheet of decals for the bomb, and an instruction sheet. The parts come in a plastic bag inside a bubble-wrap bag inside a fairly sturdy cardboard box. Even so, both reindeer had one ear broken off.
The detail is good, especially on the photo-etched straps and chains. There is, however, quite a bit of flash to be removed. The casting blocks are large, but appear to be easily removed. The resin pieces have large numbers on the casting blocks to aid in finding the correct part. The decal sheet consists of four yellow stripes and two ordinance markings and is very nicely printed.
The instruction sheet is rather poorly done, being more of an exploded view than an actual step-by-step instruction. It is rather small and some of the numbers are hard to make out. A more detailed view, especially of the PE attachment, would be very helpful.
Highs: Nicely detailed, unusual subject. PE parts and decals are very good.Lows: Broken pieces, lots of flash, instructions hard to follow.Verdict: With a bit of work this could be a nice additon to an airfield scene, or a stand alone vingette.