In-Box Review
Zig-Zag Interlocking Sandbags
Interlocking Sandbag Sections - Zig-Zag
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]


Model Cellar Productions are most probably best known for their fine range of figures and busts. However, browsing a recent campaign on site, led me towards their 1/35 Scale WWI accessories and this is the first of a series of short reviews on some of their products.

There are not a lot of WWI figures or items available in 1/35 scale so it is nice to find a manufacturer starting to fill that gap.

The Set

The set comes packed in a sturdy box, with the pieces protected by styrofoam bits. On the top of the box is a coloured pictures of the contents and on the side the manufacturers details.

This is a simple set of two interlocking zig-zag sandbag sections. The sections are cast in a cream coloured resin. Detail on the front and top of the bags looks good. The back is smooth to build into any trench type diorama that you may have in mind.
Joined end to end these cover a frontage of about 7 inches being about 1 inches in height.

To accompany the pieces is a small paper set of instructions with hints and tips as to how to build the sections into your scene.


I know many will prefer to build their own sandbags but for those with less time than they would like for the hobby these offer a quick and easy way to construct one part of a wall of sandbags within a trench system.

The products are designed to interact with both straight, outside and inside sandbag sections that are also produced by Model Cellar. The sections can interlock with the straights, and inside/outside corners well.

A handy aftermarket product that could be used across many time periods. I would have liked to have seen a small end block included for each section should you not wish to extend them.

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Highs: Good quality and nicely detailed; a time saver for some.
Lows: I would have liked to have seen two small end sections included should you not wish to extend them.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
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  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: MC35109
  Suggested Retail: $12.50
  PUBLISHED: Mar 11, 2012

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 ...

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Wow look really nice! Much better than the old days of resin or plastic sandbags. Thanks Alan!
MAR 13, 2012 - 06:05 PM
Thanks Jim, Al
MAR 15, 2012 - 02:50 AM

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