The base measures approximately 280mm (11inches) square and is larger enough to take any of the available Flak88 kits such as those from AFV Club, Calibre35, Dragon or Tamiya and requires no cleanup at all before use.
The base is cast in foam resin which is fairly light for the size and has the typical timber walls and floor planking as well as a small section of earth works around the pit. The groundwork has basic texturing but of course you can add any amount of additional dirt and foliage to give your base a personal feel. There were a couple of small air holes but these will blend into the surroundings when painted and dirtied up but note that you should not sand this type of resin as this will simply open up many under surface air holes.
A single page instruction sheet gives a brief description of the emplacement and a guide to uniforms worn by the gun crews in the latter war years which will be useful when crewing you gun and of course the recent gun crew from Dragon (Set#6275) comes to mind as perfect for the time and location typical of this gun pit.
A nicely detailed and cast 88 gun emplacement that requires no cleanup and as mentioned you can add as much extra groundwork as you wish for a quick and easy home for your Flak 88. You can also incorporate this pit into a larger scene for an even more elaborate diorama.
Thanks to Dave from Just Plane Stuff for the review set.
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