Camp Militaire, 1940–1965

Revue de la Maquette Hasegawa au 1/72

Camp Militaire, 1940–1965, 1/72 Maquette Hasegawa MT32

Military modélistes, dioramistes, et joueurs de guerre need an enormous amount of scenic accessories to create the look et feel of a particular event ou period in history. Military véhicules involved in a protracted campaign are typically laden avec a variety of stores et personal gear, a look which is rarely achieved avec the standard parts included in a model kit. Instead, the modéliste will have to scrounge items of combat stowage from other sources ou build them from scratch.

Contenu

  • 1 Wooden Bridge
  • 4 Brick Wall Sections
  • 2 Utility Poles
  • 2 Wooden Fences
  • 3 Tank Obstacles
  • 2 Road Signs
  • 8 Sandbags
  • 1 Tent
  • 4 Ammunition Boxes
  • 8 Fuel Cannisters
  • 5 Fuel Drums

Évaluation

Choix de sujet excellent, this kit is the first of its kind, et it is made in the same hard plastic used for model véhicule kits. The items can be glued avec liquid plastic cement.

Minimal assembly, most pieces are ready to use. Good casting quality, minimal flash.

The metal tank obstacles are very interesting, et they will look nice in a Normandy beach setting. Assembly can be a little tricky, the instructions should be studied carefully to avoid mistakes.

The wooden bridge would be suitable for crossing a narrow fossé ou a short stretch of swampy ground. The bridge is 134 mm long et 66 mm wide, et it looks just sturdy enough to support a camion moyen ou a light armoured véhicule. The bridge rests on six vertical supports sunk into the ground, it has no ramp at either end.The underside of the bridge is scored along its entire lenght, et it can be snapped in half to create two sections of wooden fence. Fences of this type may be found in Eastern Europe, et possibly in some Asian countries.

The tent included in this set has a ground area of 48 × 40 mm, et it looks like it might be used as a medical tent. It is much too large for a frontline dwelling, et it has a rectangular door frame instead of the more common tent flap.

The wooden ammunition boxes may be used as combat stowage on open-topped combat véhicules. If camions cargo are to be loaded avec ammunition boxes, a simple trick is to cover a core of balsa wood avec a single layer of ammunition boxes. We used the four boxes in this set to equip the Kettenschlepper Bren tractor d'un canon antichar de 75 mm PaK 40. The rear stowage box has been removed to make room for the ammo boxes.

The fuel cannisters are very useful véhicule accessories, even if they are not of the sought-after Wehrmacht type. The cans have a large recessed X on either side which is more reminiscent des copies américaines et italiennes du Jerrican.

Compatible avec most véhicule et figurine sets.

The fuel drums will require some filling et sanding to hide the seems along the two drum halves. Fuel drums may be used as cargo, et they look right on airfields et at véhicule fueling points. A beautiful model of a dented et rusted fuel drum can be found in the Revell 8th Army infantry set.

The sandbags are too much alike to be of use in a diorama. A single bag, placed on a véhicule ou in a window-sill, may look right, but larger sandbag emplacements should be made from DAS Pronto modelling putty.

The triangular brick wall sections are not very useful, there are no doors ou windows to build a house with. If these walls were designed pour représenter des ruines, one would expect to see irregular pieces of broken wall instead of triangles. These walls are brand new, avec no bullet ou sharpnel holes anywhere. Two wall sections may be combined to form a square piece of brick wall which has no apparent uses on the battlefield either.

One of the sign posts is un type civil avec only two directions shown. The other one makes a suitable minefield warning sign. Paper cut-out signs are included in the instructions, but they are marred by bad spelling et grammatical mistakes. "CAUTION. HAVE YOU THE CORRECT AUTHORITY FO FROCEED" just doesn't sound very military, unless we are to assume that Jerry wrote the sign to confuse enemy conducteurs. "STOP!! A LAND MINE" is equally inappropriate, why mark a single mine instead of just clearing ou detonating it.

Fences et power lines may be of some use in a diorama. The kit contains two each of these items, not enough to fence in a field ou line a road.

Déploiement Historique

  • Europen Theater of Operations (ETO) 1940-1945
  • Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO) 1942-1945
  • South-east Asia 1945-1954

Hasegawa's Field Camp Set is a good source of a number of important items of modern equipment. The mixture of scenery et véhicule stowage is not very practical for modélistes ou dioramistes, it would have been better to focus on one ou the other type of accessory items. Fuel cannisters, personal equipment, ammunition boxes et separate rounds of ammunition are notoriously in short supply, et an accessory kit featuring these items would be a welcome addition to the growing range of 1/72 scale model kits.

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