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Garbage Cans, Cats and Rats
Garbage Cans, Cats and Rats
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by: Carlos Martin [ VARANUSK ]

This set from Macone has two large garbage cans, two cats and three mice, and will be useful for modern urban dioramas or scenes.

One of the garbage cans comes empty, and has very thin walls, like the real ones. The other one is full over the top with spray cans, bags, boxes and other small items. The visible walls of this one are equally thin. They are almost ready to use, with just a tiny remain of the casting block on the base that can be easily eliminated with a file.
They both come with separated lid, again very thin and with detail on both sides so it can be shown in place covering the can or upside down. They have a casting block but should be easy to cut with a sharp blade.
The handles come separated also. They are solid, so must be cleaned for use. Although they are not too thin, there are two spares in case you damage any of them while removing or cleaning.

The set has also animals that can be seen often together with garbage: cats and mice.
There is one cat in an aggressive stance, facing the mice (or whatever you choose), with the tail up, the back arched and showing teeth. It seems fairly easy to remove it from the casting block as it comes legs up with a thin line on the back.
The second cat is lying relaxed, and in this case I find it more difficult to clean. The whole underside is attached to the casting block, so it will require some sanding to remove it.
The three mice are all different, running or staying, and have been delicately cast with a nice detail. Again, they are completely attached to the casting block but being much smaller, a very sharp blade should do the job.

In summary, I have found it to be a nice set of urban accessories and animals, and produced with fine detail.
Highs: Excellent casting and fine detail.
Lows: Cat and mice are delicate to remove from the block.
Verdict: A useful and different set for dressing up scenes
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: MAC35180
  PUBLISHED: Jul 11, 2020

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About Carlos Martin (varanusk)

My main interest is German vehicles and guns, and I like spending time researching the vehicle and the options for the camo once I have chosen a subject. Sometimes I go for specific and rare vehicles, of which only two or three photos are known so it takes me a lot of time to figure how everything w...

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Possibly useful for background detail on a dio; you know, a rat in the rubble, a cat sunning on a tank, etc. The cans I'm not sure about as I mainly do European WW2.
JUL 14, 2020 - 08:27 AM
Is there a US distributor for this company?
AUG 02, 2020 - 07:04 AM

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