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Cornerhouse with second floor
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 05:07 PM UTC
Robert (Faust) Blokker reviews a small resin diorama base from the new Dutch company DioramaWorld. Thanks Robert.




Cornerhouse with second floor

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Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 09:23 PM UTC
Hoi,
Thanks for the review Faust.After looking at your last review i checked out their site and liked the various products they had on offer.Anyways,they will be attending the Scale modeling festival in Zelzate,Belgium this weekend and i have ordered a dio base plus some resin palm leaves for "Lestweforget" .I happened to mention that i was a member from Armorama and they have given me a very sweet discount!So far i have a very good impression from Dioramaworld,they have been very friendly and quick to answer my emails and i'm looking forward to meeting them at the show.
Cheers,Shay
FAUST
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 11:48 PM UTC
Ola Shay

Atthough I only spoke to Marcel via E-mail he is quite a good guy. I know he is going to attend the modelling event in Zelzate I will probably have the first live meeting at the 30th anniversary of Twenot in Bunnik 30 October this year.

As I said in the review too the service and presentation of this company is very good plus all the extras they give they are a company to watch out for in the future.

With friendly greetz

Robert Blokker
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2006 - 03:01 AM UTC
Ola Faust (I have to say that II got used to this greeting:) )

Thanks for the review, I bet it will be helpful to a lot of people here, especially cause it's a new company and most modelers here probably wants to know some more about their products.

I have to say that I'm not stunned by this product, in fact I'm a bit dissapointed. It could have been a good piece, but some things were done wrong and it looks a bit strange. First of all it's a bit to symmetrical. When you look at the corner you see the bottom level destroyed window frames, and above that the leftovers of the upper level walls. The lower level is narrow and the upper level is wide, and that applies to both sides. They could have made one side of the lower lever wider than the other and that would break the symmetrical look of the whole piece.
The next thing which looks odd are the blocks that create each wall. It seems that they were scribed in some soft material, but the whole process wasn't done very well and the scribing is too regular and you can even see some places were the scribing is too long and damaged the nearby stones.
The wood work is also too regular, the planks look like they have been also scribed with a tool and there's not a sign of damage on the edges of the planks. In some places the planks look like glued to the supporting logs below, which is quite odd too.

So to sum up it could have been a really nice piece to place on a diorama or to create a small diorama, but in my opinion the details make it look poor and imprecise.

Cheers,
dsc.
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 06:19 PM UTC
As I mentioned to Robert when discussing syndicating this review, the first hing I though of when reading his review was how great THIS figure would look with this base.

The beauty of a base like this is that it adds a vertical perspective to an otherwise flat vignette...

Thanks again Robert,

Rudi
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 04:45 AM UTC
Looks like a really nice addition for the figure or small vehicle modeller.
Nice review Robert.
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2006 - 05:53 AM UTC
I have to agree with Tom on this one. It looks very top heavy and I think the laws of physics would have taken over and the top floor would have collapsed considering that the building is burnt out. Fire has strange effects on buildings (no I'm not an arsonist :-) but I have experience of burning buildings from my previous occupation ) and they tend to collapse quite rapidly from my experience. The building just looks unnatural. It looks nicely moulded etc but doesn't look right. Sorry....