by: Kevin Brant [ ]
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Ceramic structures offer a great option for adding buildings, walls, and other structures to your dioramas. Great North Roads has been around for some time, and from what I have seen, may have been a little overlooked. In this review, we will look at two offering from Great North Roads, GNR049 - Block Boundary Wall Set and GNR021 - Boundary Wall Set.
GNR049 - Block Boundary Wall Set £2.00
-2 Wall sections with Pillar
- 1 Pillar Section
GNR021 - Boundary Wall Set £3.00
- 1 Wall section
- 1 Pillar
- 1 Ornamental Pillar Top
The two wall kits represent walls that would be around a park, home, or other structure. The Block Boundary Wall Set is a three piece set that allows for either a straight section or a right angle wall, allowing for configuration needed for your diorama needs. The Boundary Wall Set is a single section wall, with a pillar with a large cylinder ornament on the top.
Both sets are cast from a hard white plaster and show some great face detail on the parts. The walls show great brick and block definition with textured flat areas. Being plaster, the walls will give you different options for colouring; sealing and painting or staining the plaster.
Both wall sets show little plaster burrs, but will clean up very easy. While fitting the sections together, some sanding will be needed to create clean seams.
In addition, based on the advertised prices compared to resin or plastic, the Great North Roads are excellent value.
Overall both wall sets from Great North Roads look to be excellent structures for diorama use. The plaster is very well cast, with great definition and detail showing. With a little clean up and coloring, both sets will be second only to the armor and/or figures in your diorama. I highly recommend these items from Great North Roads.