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54mm
16th C. Renaissance Fountain
16th Century Renaissance Fountain
  • 35056_0020_17th_0020_Century_0020_Renaissance_0020_Fountain_0020_5_

by: Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]


Originally published on:
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Introduction

Reality in Scale is a company that plays strong in the field of producing several items that belong to the scenery – presentation category for figures, vigniettes and dioramas .

As was told before a lot of different and interesting accessories compile their range, and I bet everyone can find something really interesting for any occasion.

Under scope here we have their 16th Century Renaissance Fountain kit with code 35056.

The kit

The kit was packed in a hard cartoon strong box, with a big sticker outside picturing the parts of the kit. All parts were securely wrapped in air bubble sheets , and they came pretty unharmed.

Opening the box , besides the 3 parts of the kit , I also found a small plastic bag including some fishing line to recreate a water stream and some green tubing to recreate water sprouts . Then I also found a sheet of information, with nice pictures of different real fountains, that could be some nice painting ideas. Included were also some instructions for preparing, priming and finishing the kit , as well as making the water.

Once again, I was happy, to see this in a scenery kit, as most companies do not care to include something like this .

Theme

The kit as, was told already represents a nice 16th century Renaissance Classic Wall Fountain .

The main structure is octagonal in shape and is decorated with small Ionic Columns at each of the corners. In between the columns, beautiful female masks can be found. The main fountain pillar is richly decorated with the four mythological masks being the highlight. Also the fountain's top end is full of lovely details that will be a pleasure to paint! This very detailed classical fountain will surely be a highlight in your vignette or diorama!

Quality and Detail

Well you cannot really comment many things about quality of the casting , as it really is close to perfect !

The gray resin casting is absolutely flawless, and rates Reality in Scale among the top companies of this category.

No problem could be found, either as an air bubble or some bad printing point . I checked carefully all small details and bits, and everything was nice.

The level of sculpting is definitely high, which is a pleasure for the painter and a honor for the maker !The sculpting is really intense, and this will assist the painter , as the clear lines, of the kit , its perfect symmetry and a lot of decoration makes the kit precious.

Painting

You could follow some picture of the informational kit , or do your own web search for painting schemes but I guess you wouldn’t have a very difficult job. But take your time to make it realistic.

Conclusion – Final Verdict

One more quality work from Reality in Scale . I appreciated their attention to detail and perfection. The kit is highly detailed and perfectly sculpted . I cannot ask for more.


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SUMMARY
Highs: Plenty of detail , and clean sculpting in a kit perfectly casted
Lows: ...........
Verdict: Highly suggested
  PACKING / INFORMATION:95%
  THEME:95%
  QUALITY /DETAIL:95%
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 54mm
  Mfg. ID: 35056
  Suggested Retail: 19.50 euros
  Related Link: Reality In Scale
  PUBLISHED: Mar 22, 2009
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.76%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 92.35%

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About Costas Rodopoulos (Major_Goose)
FROM: KIKLADHES, GREECE / Ελλάδα

I started modelling 27 years ago with some 1/72 planes and military vehicles. Soon the diorama bug got into me and with Sheperd Paynes books I dug in. I loved to build dioramas and military vehicles till the Vietnam Era. I don't like modern stuff so much. 4 years ago I had a crush on figure painti...

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Comments

that looks like avery ornate piece of work, i like it. Steve
MAR 22, 2009 - 07:25 AM
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