SB models have a nice range of accessories at reasonable prices and I came across their Roadside Crosses when I was down at Duxford for the Military Vehicle Show.
The set comes packed in a Ziploc plastic bag attached to a hard card which shows the product logo and on the reverse the manufacturers details. A small sticker on the front denotes the product and product code. The set is cast in a cream coloured resin and minimal clean up will be required.
The set comprised two roadside crosses, of a type that can be found in many European countries. The bigger of the two crosses can be mounted onto a brick base that has a flag stone on top. The cross sits under some eves that have a wooded backing, wood grain is shown both back and front. On the cross is a representation of the Christ figure but at this scale without much facial detail. Above the figure is a plaque.
The second cross is on thicker timber, and is open to the elements and sits upon a brick base. Again the Christ figure is present with a plaque above the head. The reverse of the cross will need a little clean up and some fine grain added to the wood.
Two useful diorama items, which could be used in many settings across a large time frame. A little clean up will be required to remove the pour setting but this should not be a problem. Normal precautions apply when working with resin. Both should paint up well and add interest or feeling to any setting.
Highs: Good detail and useable across a large time frame.Lows: None that come to mind.Verdict: Recommended.
About Alan McNeilly (AlanL) FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM
Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...