|Kit #: BRL72002||Preview by Paolo Lavagnino - paolo(dot)lavagnino(at)regione(dot)liguria(dot)it|
A very useful set for any who desire a set of nicely detailed tools for a diorama of a broken down vehicle,
a workshop or a field maintenance scene.
A few quick observations regarding this tool set, from Al Magnus (20/February/2017)
First, I would strongly suggest that before any pieces are removed that a light sanding with fine grade paper over all the parts be made to ensure best adhesion for paint. And, make your blade cuts as close to the tool as possible. If you don't the resultant nubs are a real pain in the butt to sand off without damaging the part.
I found the tool box easy to construct. A quick set of folds and some super glue along the seams makes the body. A short piece of piano wire was used for the handle.
The tools are minute and easy to lose. The carpet monster will be well fed if you are not careful! The etchings are top notch with some relief on one side. Care must be taken with the etched hacksaw to not bend the extremely thin and fragile blade.
I have only one complaint. It would have been nice if Brengun had etched these from metal that was already silver coloured, as I have seen from some other manufacturers. This would save the modeller (like myself!) the frustration of having to paint the tools silver. Getting the painted tools into the bottom of the box without marring the finish was a challenge. After some exasperating trials with the first few pieces trying to use super glue, I found the easiest method was to put some Testors Glosscote on the bottom and then drop the first tool into the box. After the Glosscote had dried some I then added another minute drop of Glosscote and dropped the next tool into the box. Unfortunately, if it missed the Glosscote I then had to push it around some with the tip of hobby knife, which usually resulted in damage to the silver paint.
This is a great set of tools and are recommended highly.