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28mm
Ork Palisade
Ork Palisade
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma

Introduction
Ork Palisade is a 25-28mm hard foam 3-piece set from Ziterdes. It is article number 11937. It is part of the Castles & Fortresses range of the Buildings series. Ziterdes has a marketing relationship with NOCH, who kindly provided this sample for review.

Ziterdes' describes it thus:
    The Orc palisades are found within the orc tents. The set consists of 3 parts and is the perfect protection for the Greenskins against surprise attacks.

Ziterdes is based in Germany and creates a range of models for fantasy and Sci-Fi genres:
    Steam-Punk
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Fantasy (Warhammer)
    Historisch
    Sci-Fi (Warhammer 40000)

To serve those genres many different product lines are offered:
    Tabletop Gaming Table
      Single Boards
      Modular Gaming Table Sets
      Gaming Mats

    Dungeons
      DunkelWelt - An extensive gaming world with Starter and Extension Sets, Special Editions, Single Modules. Furthermore, DunkelWelt includes Dunkelstadt - "the ultimate playing area for all dungeon players and jailers," with...
        Dunkelstadt Dungeons
        Special Edition Monte Christo
        Dunkelstadt Single Modules
    Statues
    Furniture & Accessories

    Buildings
      Pyramids, Temples and Ruins
      Houses
      Bunkers & Positions
      Castles & Fortresses
      Tents
      Towers
      Ships & Boats
      Bridges & Jetties

    Terrain Accessories
      Terrain Pieces
      Tabletop Bits & Pieces
      To Water
    Landscaping
      Trees
      Basing Material
      Glue
      Waters
      Grasses, stones & groundcover
      Miniature Plants
      Snow and Ice
      Landscaping Colors

Welcome to the world of Ziterdes!

Orc Palisade
These models are cast in hard foam. They are made to stand alone or be joined with related models and incorporated into larger scenes.

This model is packaged the Ziterdes way, by wrapping the model is plastic and gluing it to a sturdy card sheet.

The foam features a texture of stone, wood, and dirt. Suitable wood grain and other characteristics are apparent with crisp and deep undercuts and borders.

Detail
The timber and stone palisades are set into high steep earthen berms. Debris such as wagon wheels fortifies these defensive walls.

Painting and Instructions
The models are simply pre-painted with brown and gray. No actual instructions are included, other than looking at the painted examples on the company webpage.

Scale
Judge the versatility of this intended 25-28mm defensive position for your desired scale with the photos I staged. You will find 28mm fantasy figures, military figures of 1/48 & 1/35, and 1/48 & 1/35 tanks. 28mm is equal to 1/56 - a military gaming scale including the Italeri World of Tanks model kit line.

Conclusion
I think this set is a worthwhile addition to my gaming scene, and even workable for 1/32-1/48 scenes.

Orc Palisade has good detail and is an appetizing addition to an encampment. Detail includes convincing texture and fine sculpting of the wood grain and gravel.

Modelers of many genre will appreciate this Ziterdes model. I look forward to incorporating it into a larger scene or a vignette. Recommended.

Please remember to mention to Ziterdes, NOCH, and retailers that you saw this product here - on Historicus Forma.
SUMMARY
Highs: Convincing texture and fine sculpting of the wood grain and gravel.
Lows: Nothing meaningful.
Verdict: Modelers should appreciate this hard foam Orc Palisade. I look forward to incorporating it into a larger scene or a vignette.
  Scale: 28mm
  Mfg. ID: 11937
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 01, 2020
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.04%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 0.00%

Our Thanks to NOCH!
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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

Copyright 2020 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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