1⁄35In-Box Preview: New Paint
A couple of weeks ago I asked Monroe
Perdu Studios, from Simi Valley in California, whether or not they
had scheduled new releases for 2004. Soon after I popped the question,
they replied that they where finalizing a new vignette called "New
Paint". In their email they also provided a "sneak peak"
picture of the box art they where going to use for their new vignette.
I must admit, that when I saw the picture, my heart started to beat
What I saw was a vignette with a piece of a building,
but not just one of those brick colored buildings we know so well
from the WWII scenes that dominate today's"diorama territory".
What I did see, was a beautifully colored part of a building. Hey,
wait a minute ..... there was more on that picture than the building
When I looked at the picture a bit longer, I noticed
I saw a whole scene on it, with only one thing missing ... a figure.
Why no figure ? It would have made the scene so much more complete
.... Would it ? It looked like the painter had gone for a new can
of paint, or ... a larger ladder.....
When I realized the figure could have been gone for a reason,
it became clear to me that this scene was really well thought
over. It WAS complete.... or would it be just another fancy commercial
"box art trick" in order to make things bigger and better
than they really are ?
Well, it wouldn't take long before I would find the answer to
that last question. Monroe Perdu Studios offered me the chance
to review their latest release. Only a couple of days later the
mailman handed me the package with the helmet logo on it.
In this review I'll open the box and show you what's inside.
You can be the judge on whether or not this kit can be called
"a complete scene".
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