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Bunker, Destroyed
Bunker 33 - Destroyed
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

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Bunker 33 - destroyed is a hard foam tabletop-terrain model from Ziterdes, in cooperation with scenery masters NOCH. While scaled for 25-28mm, this bunker is versatile and is only limited in scale by the imagination of the modeler. Bunker 33 - Destroyed is item 12052.

tells us:
    The destroyed steel bunker 33 can be perfectly combined with the grave positions and trenches. The bunker makes your gaming table to a special place. The kind and form of the building stands representative of the "where" of the action - the battle. So the characteristic buildings are on your gaming table more impresive the overall impression, as more varying, diversify, and artful the game. By the way: In addition to the function as an obstacle buildings are also perfect for a mission

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The Model
Bunker 33 - destroyed is made of hard foam. While this is rigid hard foam, it can be manipulated with heat. The foam is otherwise very tough yet very light, more so than resin or ceramic. It can be easily cut, ground and honed, and painted.

These models are made to stand alone or be joined with related models and incorporated into larger dioramas.

Bunker 33 is packaged in a bag that is glued to a card backing. The model is cast as a single piece with dark hard foam. The top is spraypainted with earth and gray colors. Bunker 33 has a footprint of 200 mm by 180 mm by 60 mm (7 7/8 by 7 5/16 by 2 3/8 inches).

No instructions are provided - but why would there be?

Casting captures a lot of authentic surface detail: dirt; concrete; wood grain. Plenty of gravel and debris is scattered around.

Static grass, foam ground cover, and other detritus can enhance the surface detail, if one desires to do so.

This bunker is scaled to the common fantasy wargaming, skirmish-level, science fiction, and role-playing scale of 25-28mm; that is 1/64 (S gauge for model railroading). I think it can convincingly host a range of scales, up to 1/32. Smaller scales get swallowed up and yet I provided models down to 25-28mm for your consideration.

Bunker 33 - Destroyed makes a good impression upon me. I think the scaling is versatile and can imagine plenty of uses for it whether sci-fi or fantasy gaming, or static military modeling. It can be a versatile model.

This Ziterdes product looks good and I look forward to examining more. Recommended.

Thanks to Ziterdes partner NOCH for providing this model for review! Please mention to NOCH and Ziterdes, and retailers, that you saw this product here - on Historicus Forma!
Highs: Good surface detail. Scale is versatile.
Lows: Nothing of consequence.
Verdict: This bunker has a lot of potential for military and gaming modelers.
  Scale: 28mm
  Mfg. ID: 12052
  PUBLISHED: Nov 26, 2018

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

Copyright 2020 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. All rights reserved.


"Steel Bunker 33" doesn't appear to actually have any rebar in its construction. Little wonder it was destroyed so spectacularly. I use thin steel wire when I build bunkers or other reinforced strong points before artfully "destroying" them. The resulting rubble is more convincing, though this one is actually quite nice.
NOV 26, 2018 - 10:36 AM

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