Ordnance disposal – Iraq
Two firsts for me here, a Takom kit and Meng kit. The Takom is the 1/35 'Civilian car' which comes with a terrorist and bombs for the boot, and the Meng 1/35 Ordnance Disposal Specialists (2 figures and 2 robots). Both kits were very good and are pretty much from the box. All I did was put a few bullet holes in the car door and a couple of after market cardboard boxes in the boot. I did grapple with how best to do this diorama, to make it real and at the same time not to gruesome with all the blood. I decided to put a blanket over the dead terrorist as it still gave the effect I wanted without too much 'detail' as to how he died.
The car kit was good and went together well. It did not have an engine which might have been good. If I wasn't so lazy I could have scratched built one, but didn't. The Meng kit has a kneeling and standing figure. I wanted to use the kneeling figure but for some reason he just looked to big kneeing behind the car so I just went with the standing figure. The robot was pretty good too, it just added a few bits of cabling to the cameras etc to make it look more real.