Airfix A50060 WWI - The Western Front 1:76 Scale Diorama Gift Set
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- 1:76 scale plastic scale model kit
- Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints included
- Skill level: 2 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
- Dimensions: length: 102/102/620mm x width: 22/22/620mm
- Number of parts: 118
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It's now more than 90 years since the end of 'the war to end all wars'. For much of the 4 years of this grim conflict the soldiers from both sides slugged out a muddy war of attrition in water an rat filled trenched. The diorama base here is a model replica of a typical trench layout found on the Western Front. The stalemate was eventually broken by not only the courage of these soldiers, but also by the use of the new mechanised weapon - the tank.
It's now more than 90 years since the end of 'the war to end all wars'. For much of the 4 years of this grim conflict the soldiers from both sides slugged out a muddy war of attrition in water an rat filled trenched. The diorama base here is a model replica of a typical trench layout found on the Western Front. The stalemate was eventually broken by not only the courage of these soldiers, but also by the use of the new mechanised weapon - the tank.See all Product Description
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I'm not sure I'd call this a toy - the kits and base are probably too fragile for any rough handling, but it's a good basic set for modellers or wargamers (though, as has been noted, there's a SERIOUS lack of barbed wire). I'd recommend it to anyone who likes making models.
There are no barbed wire pieces with the kit, so to make the battlefield more realistic you will need to add some other materials. Also a bit disappointing is that the trench layouts, whilst quite good, are exact mirror images of each other for either side.
I think also, to balance it up, as the British have the two tanks, a German Bi-plane might have been included.
All in all not a bad kit, and once you've made the two model tanks and cut, joined and put on a base of some sort the diorama (which is a bit flimsy), its ready to go as a toy. However, as mentioned, for the serious modeller, you will need to add components and paints.
True to the original box sets by Airfix, the soldiers inlcuded offer good variety of poses and actions so no problem there.
I think its a fair job of trying to recreate a WWI trench warefare scene,if not a particularly complete one.
Indeed if you are a prticular fan of this era of history, its well worth obtaining.
To make this look anything like it's supposed to you are going to have to spend quite a bit more cash. It's a nice scene and now I intend to build my own, more realistic trench diorama using polystyrene and put the infantry and tanks to better use.
It it was a bit clearer on the box I wouldn't have so much of a problem with it. It looked to good to be true and unfortunately it was....
My kids plays with it now.
They build, they paint, they play.
It's the first tinme I see things like this, usually do we get big boxes with småll tanks, cars, ... models. The tanks are smalls as usuall, but the "Diorama" is quiet big, well done, with soldiers, it's a big box, could be a nice birthday gift or christmas gift.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this was for my child on his birthday, it took ages to arrive, but when it did my child was thrilled, we haven't made it yet but its great fun even when its not painted, also quite... Read morePublished 16 months ago by David Williams
I've very little to add to those reviews already given by some folks, except to say that, for what this is, it is quite expensive. Read morePublished on 29 Jan. 2014 by Dodwell
Excellent!, I bought this as part of a history project for my daughter. fantastic! It is hard though. Not suitable for 10 and under.Published on 7 Nov. 2013 by Rachel Gant
It is a good layout giving plenty of scope to show different battle phases, needs bard wire in front of trenchesPublished on 3 July 2013 by tony Flint
As part of my son's history coursework at school he had to create a WW1 trench. He and I worked together on this and with a few of his extra touches we earned three credits!Published on 23 Nov. 2012 by Ivor Mark Richards