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Rommel Bust
Erwin Rommel
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by: George Redell [ GEORGE4 ]


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Verlinden Productions is known for its great resin figures and aftermarket kits. It was a sad day when Verlinden announced that it was closing its door. Fortunately for us, Verlinden produced a lot of resin kits. You can still find a lot the figures and bust still available on eBay and some hobby stores. The unfortunate thing is once they are gone they will no longer be available. This was one of the last samples sent to Kitmakers.net from Verlinden.

Review
The kit was packaged in a white box with a picture of the finished bust. The box contained a bag with 4 resin parts. A base pedestal, body, head, and hat. No instructions were included (not that it was hard to figure out what went where). Only the hat contained a casting block. The parts were beautifully cast with a lot of detail. The facial detail is amazing. There was some flashing at the base of the head, body, and pedestal. This was easily sanded off, but I did need to be very careful when removing the casting block from the hat. The hat was the most difficult part. I needed to sand the inside edge so the head would set correctly. All the other parts fit great with little sanding. There were 2 areas that I found a small bubble in the casting, this was easily filled. The size of the bust is 5 inches high and 3 inches wide. It took me about an hour to build this kit. I am looking forward to painting it.

Conclusion
This was a really easy, detailed bust to complete. The detail was nice and very little clean-up. The size of the bust was just big enough to make the detail stand out. I would have liked to see a painting guide included with the bust, but Verlinden Productions does not do that with any of their kits.
SUMMARY
Highs: Great crisp detail. Quick and easy build.
Lows: None
Verdict: A very nice bust with great detail.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:6
  Mfg. ID: 2798
  Suggested Retail: 40.00
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 21, 2017
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 93.50%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 76.32%

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About George Redell (George4)
FROM: ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES

I modeled a lot when I was young and have gotten back into the hobby about 5 years ago. I like doing all types of kits, for me its about enjoying the subject. This is a great hobby please encourage our younger generation to get involved.

Copyright 2017 text by George Redell [ GEORGE4 ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of ModelGeek. All rights reserved.


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