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Crane Ruger H-3D
Plus Model 1/48 Crane Ruger H-3D Resin Kit
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by: HG Barnes [ HGBARNES ]

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Plus Model was established in 1990 in the Czech Republic.
Our product range is comprised primarily of 1/35th scale resin kits, conversion sets, and accessories which are vacuum cast from polyurathane plastic.

A superb line of quality dioramas made from a special hardened gypsum
Styrene sheets of varying thickness for your own use and design, and other modeler accessories or tools.
A wide range of printed-paper 1/35 accessories - scale posters, road signs, rations boxes, tents, etc.

Besides our own production, we can vacuum cast your own scale polyurathane plastic models of armored fighting vehicles, cars, engines, etc. We can offer very high quality production. Contact us for more information.
We believe that everybody will find something of interest in our product line.


A detailed full color photo is placed on the front making it easy to reference the completed model and I do like that Plus Model have included the parts count and some of the important accessories that you'll find inside should you be hunting around for something interesting to add to your diorama. Each of the important elements are separately wrapped and then everything is put in a bubble wrap bag then placed a sturdy box.


This little gem of a kit comes with 31 resin parts, 7 photo etched parts, a slightly blackened length of chain and bendable copper wire plus a nicely printed decal sheet.

The resin has a bit of warn feel which is perfect for this subject, but make no mistake the places that need to be crisp and accurate are just what we've come to respect from this manufacturer. There was very little flash for a resin kit and connection points are minimal.

The Photo Etch is thin yet strong and not overwhelming. Then the decals, chain and wire will add that extra touch of realism to the finished painted product.


The simple little sheet is all you really need because Plus Model have printed it very cleanly and sharp. When you combine this with the box art there should be little to no difficulty for even a modest modeler to complete the project.


After test fitting several parts I have no doubt this is going to be a dandy of a kit next to any semi modern to modern 1/48 aircraft. Regardless, being a truly "multi media" kit Plus Model have designed this Crane Ruger H-3D to be a fun project that simply looks really cool!

Please mention you saw a review of this model on KitMaker AeroScale when you purchase your very own. Thank you for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoyed.
Highs: Great resin, decals, photo etched, instructions and accessories. Professionally packaged.
Lows: None
Verdict: This will be a fun project and very highly recommended.
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  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: 4055
  Suggested Retail: $25.60 USD
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  PUBLISHED: Mar 07, 2018

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About HG Barnes (HGBARNES)

H.G. Barnes is a former voice artist and sales/marketing executive. Currently ghost writing, he's recently published the first of many Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, and Adventure novels. He's been building model kits of every genre since memory to go along with his short stories, yet aircraft h...

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