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Soft Drink Cartons
Cardboard Boxes - Soda
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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Introduction
Cardboard Boxes - Soda is a new Matho Models diorama set in 1/35. It is item 35073.

Per Matho Models:
    Set contains a total of 34 boxes (6 different designs).

    Features:

    Printed on slightly thickened paper to give you a very realistic appearance.
    Inside of the boxes is printed as well with brown cardboard texture, so the boxes can be displayed opened as well.

Cardboard Boxes - Soda
Matho Models packs two sheets of soda cartons in each package. The paper is slightly slick. It is easy to cut and bend.

Printing
Four soda brands are printed:
    Coke
    Coke Zero
    Fanta
    Pepsi
    Schweppes

The Coke products come in three different styles of cartons.

Printing is very sharp and the colors look like the real cartons in my house. I like that a cardboard color is printed on the inside of the carton. The printing is legible.

Assembly
To assemble the boxes, carefully cut them from the sheet. Very fine subtle lines show where to fold the boxes and cut the side flaps. Use a sharp blade and a metal straightedge. If the modeler makes a slight mistake in cutting or folding, the box may be slightly out of square. No sweat - the soft drink carton I bought today is catawampus.

Next, fold the sides inward. Fold the segments over. Then glue the end tab into the box. I used common white glue.

Behold! The box is complete!

Conclusion
Cardboard Boxes - Soda by Matho Models is another excellent 1/35 accessory set for modelers of the modern era. I don't recall if soft drink companies started boxing their cans in the 1990s or early, and yet these drink boxes scattered around a vehicle or diorama will definitely put a time stamp on the scene.

Matho Models printing is excellent. Their subtle fine lines to guide cutting and folding are also excellent. These cartons assemble easily.

I do not think there are any drawbacks to this product and I happily recommend them.

SUMMARY
Highs: Printing is excellent, as is the subtle fine lines to guide cutting and folding for assembly.
Lows: I do not think there are any drawbacks to this product.
Verdict: An excellent 1/35 accessory set for modelers of the modern era.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35073
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 05, 2018
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.03%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 93.93%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

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...

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Comments

Nice to see some more options than just cola soft drinks cartons, thanks for sharing
OCT 05, 2018 - 04:10 PM
Good idea for the brown internal face. Similar conception (cut, fold, glue) than MRE boxes from another brands. White glue to fix them ? I used cyanoacrylate glue instead of. Internal face in brown color is more realistic than other productions which are in white color for the internal face.
OCT 06, 2018 - 12:20 AM
very interesting. where are they sold ?
OCT 07, 2018 - 11:23 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
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