by: Shawn Gehling [ ]
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If you have not heard of Dioramas Plus or Randy Pepprock the founder and owner, then you are in for a pleasant surprise. Check out his website and you will see why. Dioramas Plus was formed in the fall of 2008. The owner, Randy Pepprock, has been in the hobby industry for over 15 years manufacturing architectural miniatures for model railroads under the “Downtown Deco” banner. Before he worked as a scenic artist in the movie industry in Hollywood, CA. (his kits show his attention to detail). Randy designs, casts and ships each and every order.
The kit arrives in a large box, (packed to withstand a nuclear blast) not really but pretty close. It is chock full of cool items for your diorama building pleasure. The building parts are packaged on heavy cardboard, then wrapped in bubble wrap, then secured with shrink wrap and stuffed with packing paper, to keep it from bouncing around in shipping. They have lots of 1/35th scale buildings and other diorama items that will give you endless diorama ideas.
Contains a six page instruction/booklet to help build and paint this building. Randy tells you everything that you need to know to build this kit. There are four (4) large sections of Hydrocal Plaster - one 8” X 10” base, and three sections of parts that make up the building with minimal flash. (Detail is on the front side only, which isn’t a problem, but if you want to go crazy, he tells you how your and scribe in more detail if you feel the need)? There is also a large bag of Hydrocal Plaster rubble.Five banners with flags, four laser cut windows, Clear Acetate for window glass both undamaged and damaged. Randy also includes metal for rebar to be sticking out of damaged areas.
The building looks very accurate.