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Santa Claus with Sleigh
Santa Claus with Sleigh
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

Introduction
Have you been naughty or nice? Santa Claus is coming to town: Santa Claus with Sleigh is a new themed figure set from NOCH. Part of the Wintertime series, this HO set is catalogued as item 15924. NOCH introduces the set as:
    Wintery NOCH H0 Mini Figures give every winter landscape a realistic look. The »Santa with Sleigh« should not be missing from a crowded Christmas market! The children in the snow are all delighted with the great gifts that Santa Claus has brought them, and it gets everyone in the right mood for Christmastime. Snowflakes fall from the sky and the winter layout is transformed into a realistic picture in which Santa or St Nicholas makes young and old happy.
This set makes me happy!

Santa Claus with Sleigh
NOCH packages this set in a hard plastic box with their yellow labeling. The models are ensconced in a form-fitted clear cradle.

The set is fully assembled. Four reindeer (two poses) are attached to eveners and a drawbar pole attaches them to the sleigh.

A nicely shaped sleigh is full of Santa and presents. The jolly old elf, chubby and plump, is riding high, left arm in the air.

Detail and Decoration
The reindeer have some texture for their coats, a rack of antlers, and a strap for the harness. Factory-painted, they are a fawn color with dark brown accents for the nose, eyes, antlers, and hooves.

Santa is rotund and dressed in his traditional red suit with white trim, and black belt. The beard of his chin was as white as snow.

The sleigh and its runners are trimmed in gold. The ensemble invokes the mind's eye of Santa and his sleigh.

Conclusion
Santa Claus with Sleigh is a fine Christmas themed set from NOCH. It is pre-painted and nicely detailed. It should bring a touch of magic to your layout. Recommended.

Please remember to mention to NOCH and retailers that you saw this product here, on RailRoad Modeling.
SUMMARY
Highs: Pre-painted and nicely detailed.
Lows: It's Santa and his sleigh - what could be a low??
Verdict: Santa Claus with Sleigh should bring a touch of magic to any layout.
  Scale: HO Scale
  Mfg. ID: 15924
  PUBLISHED: Oct 05, 2020
  NATIONALITY: Greenland
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.04%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.22%

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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 ©2020 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

Nice review Fred. Thank you. I kind of want to get a set and make a Christmas Vacation scene with Clark attacking Santa and the reindeer. Thanks, Randy
OCT 05, 2020 - 02:21 PM
Is there a MIG weathering set for it? Streaking grime for red vehicles, chipping effects for gold trim, snow buildup for reindeer antlers?
OCT 06, 2020 - 01:38 AM
   

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