A
good Tellermine is hard to find in Braille Scale, but once again JK
Resin comes to our aid with a very elaborate set of different mines
and boxes. In this set you get
 6
"T.Mi.35/T.Mi.Z 42" (according to the instructions), which
according to my references are actually Tellermine
35(S), especially developed for use in the desert.
Diameter is 318mm and height 82mm. The respective resin part dimensions
(effective scale) are 4.44mm (1/72) x 1.62mm (1/51).
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Tellermine
42, introduced at the end of 1942.
Diameter is 324mm and height 102mm. The respective resin part dimensions
(effective scale) are 4.47mm (1/72) x 1.59mm (1/64).
 6
Tellermine
43, a simplified version of the Tellermine 42, produced from
1943 onwards.
Diameter is 318mm and height 90mm. The respective resin part dimensions
(effective scale) are 4.44mm (1/72) x 1.52mm (1/59).
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Topfminen
A4531, introduced in 1944 and made of compressed woodpulp, cardboard
and tar along with glass plugs to avoid detection. The Amodel had
a raised central dome.
Diameter is 330mm and height 140mm. The respective resin part dimensions
(effective scale) are 4.34mm (1/76) x 1.81mm (1/77).
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closed metal boxes
for a single Tellermine 42, but they might as well hold a Tellermine
35 or 43.
Dimensions are 36cm x 35cm x 13,5cm. The respective resin part dimensions
(effective scale) are 4.75mm (1/76) x 4.75mm (1/74) x 2.18mm (1/62).
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open, hollow wooden boxes
for a single Tellermine 42 or 43. This type of box replaced
the earlier, metal box.
If you decide to put a Tellermine inside, the bottom should point
towards the open side of the box.
Dimensions are 36,5cm x 36,5cm x 16cm. The respective resin part
dimensions (effective scale) are 5.30mm (1/69) x 5.30mm (1/69) x
1.83mm (1/87).
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open, hollow wooden boxes
for a single Topfmine A4531.
Dimensions are 38cm x 38cm x 16cm. The respective resin part
dimensions (effective scale) are 5.30mm (1/72) x 5.30mm (1/72) x
1.90mm (1/84).
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metal boxes
for 2 Tellerminen 35 or Tellerminen 43, but which work equally
well for Tellerminen 42.
Dimensions are 35,5cm x 37cm x 24cm. The respective resin part dimensions
(effective scale) are 5.07mm (1/70) x 5.21mm (1/71) x 3.86mm (1/62).
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wooden
boxes for 4 Tellerminen 35, but which work equally well for
Tellerminen 42 or 43.
Dimensions are 50cm x 37cm x 40cm. The respective resin part dimensions
(effective scale) are 6.76mm (1/74) x 4.77mm (1/78) x 5.26mm (1/75).
 4
wooden boxes
for 20 Riegelminen 43. (The mines
themselves are not included in this set.)
Dimensions are 90cm x 41cm x 46cm. The respective resin part dimensions
(effective scale) are 13.04mm (1/69) x 5.26mm (1/78) x 6.15mm (1/75).
 Strips
for the bottom of these boxes.
 Three
strands of copper wire for the handles.
All parts
are delicately cast with superb detail. The hollow boxes need to be
seen to believe how thin their walls are. Only the carrying handles
for the Tellerminen need to be made from wire, which is included in
the set. Scale differences are, given the small size of these parts,
down to a whisker (or, more appropriately, a coat of paint).
A trademark
of JK Resin is the inclusion of decals for the stenciling of the boxes.
All lettering seems nicely done and is readable, even in this tiny
scale. Worthy of note is that most stenciling is given in both black
and white, to be used to contrast with the color of the mine, which
could be Feldgrau or Dunkelgelb (from February 1943 onwards) and perhaps
some other colors.
Modelers
looking for original ideas to use these mines in a diorama can look
here
or here,
for instance.
Conclusion
Another
winner from JK Resin, which is clearly on a roll with these very useful
detail sets for any diorama or vignette.
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