This kit is a simple one, depicting a generic small upright piano, with a design that has barely changed over the past 100 years. It scales out to about 4.5 feet (137.16cm) high, 5.5 feet (167.64cm) long and 2 feet (60.96cm) deep at the keyboard.
The kit comes packaged in a typical Plus Model box with the pieces contained in a sealed plastic bag securely wrapped in bubble wrap. The kit consists of 6 resin parts and a small photo etch fret.
The main body of the piano is cast in one piece and has very little flash. The pour lug for the main body is on the bottom and thus is easily removed with a razor saw. The keyboard cover portion of the main body is cast separately. A piano stool is included consisting of two parts, the base with legs and the seat portion. The final two resin pieces are a pair of small 'candles'.
The photo etch fret has the piano pedals, a sheet music prop for above the keyboard, two ornamental candelabras which project from the face of the piano and last but not least, the keyboard . As with most of the small resin kits from Plus Model, the directions consist of a printed sheet with a diagram showing where all the pieces go.
This is a nice little addition to any building or scene. Almost every well to do household had a piano in the 30's and 40's. This kit can be utilized in any time period from late 19th century through present day.
Highs: A really nice little depiction of an upright piano. Well cast with no bubbles or other flaws.Lows: Some may consider this a bit pricey at $12.55 to $15.60.Verdict: This is a cool little model with great detail.
About Charles Reading (CReading) FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...