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Desert Well
Desert Well / poço deserto
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

This review looks at the 1/72 mixed media model Desert Well / poço deserto, product R72014 by West Garage Models. Being 1/72 it can easily be integrated into an OO (1/76) or perhaps even HO (1/87) scene.

Desert Well / poço deserto, R72014
West Garage Models (WGM) started originally in 2009 as GEM (Garage Exclusive Models). That is why the photos show this WGM model in a GEM label.

Desert Well is packed in a one-piece clear plastic container. Inside are five resin pieces and a coil of thread.

I originally thought this well looked more like a temperate zone well. WGM educated me;
    The desert well is more like to be found we're there is hardly stone and I 've seen pictures of the structures to lower the buckets made with tree trunks.

Another thread asked about French wells and fountains. Please see the link French Town Wells & Fountains in the summary box, below.

Cast in buff resin the resin parts include a round well and three pieces for the timber posts and lintel, and a bucket. The parts are cast with definite stone detail and some bark detail. I did not find any air bubble pockmarks.

WGM makes models primarily for military and historical miniatures modelers of 1/72. That scale is part of braille scale which includes 1/76, 1/87 (HO) and perhaps even 1/64 (S scale for trains and 25mm for wargaming). Thus this kit is a wellspring of opportunity!

Wells have been critical in civilization – and still are in much of the world – for millennia. This neat and simple model should enhance almost any ‘braille-scale’ diorama of most any epoch. The stone work is distinct and the bark looks good.

I look forward to adding this model to a layout scene or diorama and recommend it to modelers.

West Garage Models
WGM offers many unique scenery and diorama models. West Garage Models - formerly GEM - produces a variety of models and accessories.
    Our history goes back to December 2nd of 2009 with GEM (Garage Exclusive Models).

    It starts with a small and simple resin kit, then another and then the diorama material, and bit by bit, we end up with a solid catalogue. Now, a change, a new image, a new name. The catalogue still has the same products and will have a lot more.

Thanks to West Garage Models for sending this model for review! Please tell WGM and retailers that you saw this here – on KitMaker.
Highs: Multimedia for authenticity. Nicely cast resin parts.
Verdict: Thus this kit is a wellspring of opportunity!
  Scale: OO Gauge
  Mfg. ID: R72014
  Suggested Retail: $8.00 / 6,00 €
  Related Link: French Town Wells & Fountains
  PUBLISHED: May 18, 2015

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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