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In-Box Review
54mm
Classic Column

by: Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]

Disclaimer: The images above were supplied by the manufacturer and painted by their artists.

Introduction:

ASM-009 Classic Column is another base kit from the very useful PegasObjects range from Pegaso Models. The magnificent resin kits, at the time of writing only available in 54mm, save the modeler time and effort while providing them with a great presentation for their figure. This particular item, Classic Column, is masterfully sculpted by talented sculptor Luca Piergentili.

Boxing:

The kit comes in the usual Pegaso figures box but in a brown – yellow color combination. The box-art, painted by the sculptor, shows a painted kit, which serves as a painting guide. The box is filled with paper stripes as protection to the 2 resin pieces, which are inside a zip locker plastic bag.

The Kit:

This beautiful column consists of only 2 parts. A stone floor corner piece with stairs, and a tall round column with a nicely decorated “head” on the top of it. The dimensions of the built kit are 5 x 5 cm for the base and 12,2 cm in height.

Quality:

The kit is beautifully sculpted, with nice texturing on the surfaces and a relatively simple decoration scheme on the upper end of the column.

The casting (done from the Greek company YS Castings - Masterpieces) is perfect, with no air holes or anything that has to be corrected.

Fit:

The kit is simple to assemble and with some CA glue you would finish the assembly in just few seconds time. I would suggest though, to ensure the perfect right angle, to use two metal pins, so the assembly will be stronger and more secure.

Conclusion:

This is a nice small, simple scenic base kit. Be you novice or master, you will have the possibility to enhance the display of your figure. Suggested for all modelers. Just take some care in painting, as this will make or break the appearance of the base, and you will be “Pegaso Satisfied”!

SUMMARY
It’s always nice to have a scenic base that compliments your figure. Something that is easy to assemble, high in quality and, most importantly, good looking. Pegaso's Classic Column provides an incredibly simple and attractive solution!
  IDEA/USAGE:82%
  QUALITY/DETAIL:83%
  PACKING/INFORMATION:82%
Percentage Rating
82%
  Scale: 54mm
  Mfg. ID: ASM-009
  Suggested Retail: 20.00 EUR
  PUBLISHED: Dec 06, 2006
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.76%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.80%

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About Costas Rodopoulos (Major_Goose)
FROM: KIKLADHES, GREECE / Ελλάδα

I started modelling 27 years ago with some 1/72 planes and military vehicles. Soon the diorama bug got into me and with Sheperd Paynes books I dug in. I loved to build dioramas and military vehicles till the Vietnam Era. I don't like modern stuff so much. 4 years ago I had a crush on figure painti...

Copyright ©2018 text by Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.



Comments

Very nice base. Very stylish. I'm not sure I could paint the marble patern though. Any suggestions for an alternative paintscheme?
DEC 06, 2006 - 01:37 AM
Hi Jesper, Just off the top of my head... I guess you could also do sandstone or granite? HTH Rudi
DEC 06, 2006 - 09:47 AM
Lovely little base,simple but elegant. Steve.
DEC 08, 2006 - 12:23 AM
You can easily paint it over in all kind of bright colors... Even though marble, many Roman statues were once painted in very bright and vibrant colors. However, the paint has eroded by time or decayed while the statues were buried. And a lot of them were scrubbed clean as well in the 15th/16th century and later. The famous marbles of the Acropolis (pretty much the whole temple) was once covered in extremely bright colors! From a historical point of view, you are probably more correct when you paint at least the upper part of the column (with the leaf decoration), if not the whole column... there have been colums found with traces of contrasting bands of colors in the vertical grooves... The same goes for the fronts (especially the statues) and interiors of many medieval cathedrals, that are now in bright yellow or white sandstone.... Imagine the fronts of Cathedrals like the Notre Dame, Chartres, Cologne, Lincoln, Wells or Exeter bursting with color! A good idea of interiors can be given by the interior of te Sainte Chapelle in Paris.
DEC 08, 2006 - 03:59 AM
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