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HO scale
Goat Sty
Goat Sty
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

Introduction
Goat Sty is a laser-cut wood and cardstock model from Model Scene. This HO scale model is kit number 98503.

The Kit
Model Scene packages these neat kits in an excellent self-locking clam shell clear plastic case. A photograph of the completed model is the box art.

Inside are the laser-cut parts:
    2 x cardstock sheet of walls, foundations, sills, vent
    Cardstock roof
    Wood floor, roof trusses, siding, doors, fascia
    Colored card of roof cap, window, hinges, locks, handles

The sheets are thin and sturdy. Each piece is laser-cut with sharp precision.

Detail
Model Scene etched recessed slate shingles into the roof material.

The walls have textured brick and crumbled stucco detail.

Wood sheets with excellent scale grain is also detailed with laser-etched lap siding, and nail holes.

The result should offer subtle and obvious structural texture to the kit.

Instructions
I love Model Scene instructions. While small, the accordion fold sheet is beautifully illustrated in clear steps.

While the kit name is printed in Czech, English, and German, the assemble text is all Czech.

I can not find any painting instructions. Refer to the box art or freelance it.

Conclusion
Model Scene Goat Sty is another crisp simple and highly detailed kit. The structure and subject is found all over the world in one form or another.

Model Scene uses quality material to cut create the parts from. The instruction sheet is well illustrated although small.

I am very pleased with this neat kit. If it is anywhere nearly as good as other Model Scene kits, it should be a pleasure to build, and should enhance any layout or diorama I put it in. Recommended.

SUMMARY
Highs: Quality material and sharp laser cutting. The instruction sheet is well illustrated
Lows: Small instruction sheet.
Verdict: Another impressive structure kit that should fit in to any diorama or layout.
  Scale: HO Scale
  Mfg. ID: 98503
  Suggested Retail: 5.90
  PUBLISHED: Feb 18, 2018
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.03%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.18%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

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...

Copyright 2018 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. 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.



Comments

Goat Sty is a small kit with only about 2 dozen parts, but it is packed with assembly fun. The laser-cut ends perfectly simulate brick work and fit together beautifully. I assembled the walls with tacky glue, squared them up, then hit each corner with a shot of thin super glue to ensure they never part again. The laser-cut floor fits inside the walls perfectly and also helps with squaring up the walls. Perhaps the most amazing structural characteristic of this sty is the roof. It is built with five truss assemblies held together with a single ridge beam. That beam slides through tiny laser-cut square holes that one must cut out. Each of the five trusses fit into slots cut into the long walls. After the trusses were set into the walls, I gently squared them up. To level them up with the masonry ends, I simply set each side of the roof on a flat surface and gently pushed them into place. The complete model should be photographed and posted in a day or two. Thanks for looking.
FEB 26, 2018 - 08:37 AM
Interesting little building. Nice truss detail, too. Jim
FEB 27, 2018 - 06:26 AM
The incredibly tiny 2-piece door handle assembly.
MAR 03, 2018 - 11:04 AM
How it looks assembled:
MAR 03, 2018 - 11:07 AM
Hi Group, I forgot to update that the model is complete.
JUN 16, 2018 - 02:40 AM
   

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