Thursday, 9 April 2009

War Of The Worlds Diorama

Been getting a bit stir crazy this week, so headed up to Comet Minatures, partly to try and find some donor kits, but also to see if Tony had anything that'd float my boat.
Was quite suprised to see he'd got so much new stuff in - a lot of Trek resins i guess ready for the new film, but this is what i went for: the new diorama from Pegasus Models.
I'd seen it up on sites such as Culttvman and Starship Modeller and the $17.00 price tag was very appealing. But, with the pound/dollar rate being what it is right now, that'd work out about £12.00, add P&P makes it nearer £16.00, then the inevitable Customs would hike it up to about £30.00.
So to find it for £19.95 made it a must-buy. Dunno if i've mentioned it before here but the Pal version is my 3rd favourite film of all time and the book that spawned it my 1st.
So, what do you get? Very nice, but quite small (1/44th) pieces, and not a lot of them. As you can see from the instructions, parts are small and build will be pretty easy.
Bit worrying is the very soapy feel to the plastic - so a bath before assembly.

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