In-Box Review
Stacked Crates
Stacked Crates #2
  • move

by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]


This is another look at one of the SB Scotia accessories that are currently available through SB Models. Stewart of SB models has been developing the range for about 4 years now, time permitting.

The Crates

The item comes packed in a double zip plastic bag attached to a backing card showing the product and manufacturers details.

The crates are cast as a whole stack, showing 9 different boxes stacked in a random way. The detail on the boxes is very good, and all have a wood grain effect. Cast in a light grey resin the detail is sharp and the crates are well cast, with no damage or air bubbles that I could see.

This is a very handy bulk item for ground dioramas, trucks, or boats. There will be a little clean up needed on the base as there is a thin plug, but if you were ground mounting this item it could probably be ignored.

Normal precautions apply when working with resin.


These ‘crates’ are very reasonably priced coming in at £3.00, which is super value compared to many smaller resin items I have seen. A nice size and variety of crates are provided.

There are also a set of ‘Crates 3’ which are equally useable and in a similar style, and a set of Large Crates that are individual items, so fill your boots if you need some well cast and detailed crates at a very reasonable price.
Highs: Well cast with good detail. Extremely well priced.
Lows: None.
Verdict: Highly Recommended.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: SBS 35110
  Suggested Retail: £3.00
  PUBLISHED: May 18, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

Copyright ©2021 text by Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]. All rights reserved.


Hey Al, Another nice set for the diorama stash !! Cheers jjumbo
MAY 18, 2010 - 11:51 PM
Hi John, Thanks for dropping in, you must be the 1 person who found it useful . Here they are with a drop of paint on: They need some markings and lables but I shall add those later. Al
MAY 22, 2010 - 09:58 PM
Afternoon Al, Too many lurkers with poor typing skills I guess !! They look very good with a bit of paint and weathering. I like the way they're offset in their stacking. Definitely a useful set. Cheers jjumbo
MAY 23, 2010 - 04:47 AM
Hi John, It's a 2 man show Al
MAY 23, 2010 - 07:12 AM
Thanks for the review, Alan. I was just checking out some of SB Scotia's other bases and did not know the quality of their resin castings.
MAY 28, 2010 - 03:14 AM
Hi Jasper, All the kits I've bought from them so far are extremely well cast, with good sharp detail. Al
MAY 28, 2010 - 04:04 AM
Have to agree with Alan with regards to quality, everything i've bought so far has been good too. Andy
MAY 28, 2010 - 10:06 AM

Click image to enlarge
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move