|The following are reader's opinions of the Mini-Dioramas made by Skyhook Models.|
|Date Reviewed||Apr 25, 2002|
|Overall Rating||Good kit, but with some problems.|
|Comments||I built the War of the Worlds-diorama (you can see it in the pictures of the review), and i enjoyed it very much.
Compared to the Forbidden-planet dio this one is harder to build: You have to drill some very small holes for the stands of the martian war machines as well as for the "cobra-heads" of the machine which has to be created by yourself - material to make them is in the kit, but the wire has to be cut and bent into the correct shape, and the cobra-head must be sculpted. All you must do is explained in the instruction-sheet, but this kit is NOT for a beginner!
The resin is a bit weak, but good detailed. Be carefull when you sand the war machines, because you can very easily damage them.
The real highlight are the tanks (casted in pewter). Incredibly detailed for that size! I painted one with daylight-reflecting color so it looks like it is going to be desintegrated by the martian "death-ray".
All the material you need to finish that dio is provided with the kit, including some grass and bushes.
A nice weekend project, and an eyecatcher too! Recommended for medium to advanced modelers.
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