Escaliers en Béton

Revue de la Maquette Faller au 1/87

Escaliers en Béton, 1/87 Maquette Faller B-519

Cemetary wall avec steps et metal gate from Faller. The steps are the same height as the 10 mm styrofoam board used to raise the ground level inside the cemetary. The raised level looks good, et it provides enough depth to show open graves. The surrounding walls are made of 5 mm foamcore, et the stones have been engraved in a thin coating of interior filler. Patches of plastering are in the original offwhite tone of the filler, but the edges have been weathered in a much dirtier colour. The tiles on the top of the wall were shaped by pressing a thick needle into the fresh filler at regular intervals. The detailed parts made by Faller draw the viewers attention, et they significantly reduce construction time.

Contenu

51 Parts in 2 Colours

  • Period II, after 1921
  • 7 Concrete Steps (one-piece castings)
  • 120 cm of Stairs, three Widths
  • 10 Landings, three Widths
  • 240 cm of Handrails
  • 1/72 Scale Height per Step: 14 cm
  • 1/72 Scale Width: 86, 130 & 346 cm

Évaluation

  • Valuable accessories for little money. The stairs cost only $US 0.10 per centimeter, they are cheap et convenient parts for scratchbuilding.
  • Scale Model. In 1/72 scale, the stairs do not conform exactly to DIN standards, but the difference is hardly noticeable.
  • Construction is easy. The stairs are supplied in length of 215 mm et 90 mm, they only need to be cut to fit. The landings have a bevelled edge which helps set the angle of the stairs correctly. This edge cannot be undercut in the mould, which is why we find circular ejection marks on the visible side of the landing. Some filling et sanding is required.
  • Good quality. Mould lines are hidden on the sides of the castings, and there is no flash on the stairs. The handrails are easily scraped clean of flash, using a scalpel blade, but there are many sprue lugs which need to be trimmed et sanded.
  • The stairs are in a medium gray plastic, handrails are dark gray. Painting is not strictly required, but weathering is a must. The edges of the steps may be chipped avec a knife et rounded avec sandpaper to show some wear et tear.
  • The one-piece castings of the concrete steps are particularly useful pour un bâtiment imposant ou l'entrée d'un parc. Four different types are included in the set, one L-shape et three halved ovals. Each piece is has five steps, et it can be mounted flush against a 10 mm playwood ou styrofoam board. The L-shaped piece comes avec small lamps at the corners.
  • Les escaliers représentent des moulages en béton, unsuitable for early periods of history. Conversion to stone steps involves carving individual stone blocks into the plastic material, using a scalpel ou engraving tool. Steps made from sandstone should be eroded avec sandpaper to show the effect of people walking on them.

Déploiement Historique

  • Building entrances, steps in villages et parks, after 1921

These steps are ideal for scratchbuilders who want to save time et achieve accurate results. The different types of steps in this kit inspire modélistes to take on a variety of construction projects, including government buildings, villas, courtyards, et parks. In addition to these parts, we would like to see historic windows, shutters, doors, mouldings et other small parts which could be used to customize a plastered wall section. Plastic ou plaster parts only need to pressed into fresh filler to be attached permanently.

Questions Fréquents

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