I really didn’t know what to expect from the Plastic Soldier kits. They are intended for wargaming and are certainly well suited for that use. There are several concessions made to ease of assembly and strength of the finished model which makes them quite robust when put together. There is also a generous array of optional parts which facilitate construction of different variations. While these are not called out in the instructions, modelers with even the most basic of references will have no trouble determining which parts are required to make these. For their target market they will do nicely especially given that there are three to a box.
For a display model they need a bit of work but not a prohibitive amount. The biggest improvement needed is replacing the overly-thick kit Schürzen which has the added benefit of concealing the simplified running gear. These are not the best place to start on a super detailing project for a contest model, but they are not intended to be either. Having said that I may sneak one onto a contest table just to see how it will do.
In the end these are fun little kits which turned out better than I feared they might. I think they will look right at home in the case!
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