Continuation: Dull welcome

synopsis*
Packaging (100) 82
Protection of the parts from damage (25) 21
Unpacking the parts (10) 8
Information content (45) 39
Accordance of the product pictures with the real product (20) 14
Parts and materials (250) 209
Cleanliness (30) 28
Condition of the parts (40) 34
Completeness (35) 35
Fitting accuracy of the parts (40) 17
Quality rating (25) 20
Wealth of detail (40) 37
Fineness of detail (40) 38
Construction manual (150) 127
Intelligibility (40) 35
Pictures (35) 26
Accordance of pictures and description with the actual parts (20) 17
Indication of additionally needed tools and materials (15) 14
Layout (20) 17
Paper quality (10) 9
Printing quality (10) 9
Assembly (300) 244
Preparing the parts / materials (30) 23
Assembling variability (50) 45
Feasibility of the manufacturer's guidelines  (60) 55
Variety of different assembly steps (60) 49
Suitability for beginners (50) 33
Total time needed for assembly (50) 39
Overall impression of the assembled product (200) 164
'First impression' (40) 34
Attention to detail (40) 34
Closeness to reality (40) 30
Colours (40) 30
Closeness to scale (40) 36
Gesamtwertung: gut 826
(max. 1000)

*Find out more about the test criteria for modelling kits here.

 

Improving the model

In our above test we have already mentioned that we wanted to improve the BUSCH model, as the wooden cart looked rather pale and sterile. There are different methods of ‘weathering’, and although we have been successful in doing so with some other models, we always try to develop new techniques. 

BUSCH Patinierset, Wasserfarbkasten, REVELL-Farben, PinselWater colours, the type of paint all of us will know from our days at school, have the great advantage that they can be easily washed off any plastic object. Therefore of course, water colours are not sweat resistant, but our models are no toys anyway and are meant to please visual senses only.

Just like our well-tried REVELL paints, the weathering set by BUSCH (art. no. 1700) is very suitable to make models look more realistic, and we have already made some good experiences with its coloured powders (also not sweat resistant) on our ice-cream parlour diorama

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