Plus Model has an extended range from full, unique resin kits of unusual subject matter, resin conversion kits for existing models to beautifully rendered accessories in various scales to enhance dioramas. They also carry a few resin figure sets, mostly civilians or soldiers of various nations in non-combat settings.
Packaged in a small box with a full color image on the front, this kit contains five (5) resin parts, that when assembled will build two figures. Two full bodies with one arm cast on each, two separate arms and one ottoman, or low upholstered stool, make up the parts. Cast in a light grey resin there is a minimal amount of flash and very light seam lines.
I’m not sure what setting the folks at Plus Model had in mind when they produced “Girls”, as the figures seem to be in more of a boudoir mode as both are scantily clad; one in a negligee, the other wearing a slip.
Both figures are wearing high heels.
One of the ’girls’ is experiencing (what we in the U.S. have come to know as) a ‘wardrobe malfunction’, as the top of her slip has fallen, exposing a breast. She is apparently admiring herself in a hand held mirror.
The other figure, it appears, is either putting on or taking off a nylon stocking with her foot resting on the stool.
The poses are a bit awkward and stiff, but that is the least of the ‘girl’s’ problems. The figures possess two of the most unfeminine faces I have seen on female figurines. Both figures appear, to me, to have female hair sculpted on generic male heads.
I suppose if you’re modeling a bordello with exceedingly unattractive women this kit might work for you. I’m not an expert on ladies undergarments or nightclothes of the 40’s, but the outfits on these figures are just plain unattractive.
Highs: Nice casting with minimal flash and seam lines.Lows: Awkward poses. Masculine looking faces. Strange outfits.Verdict: Personally, these ‘girls’ are way too unattractive - physically, facially and sartorially - to occupy space on any diorama I would build.
About Charles Reading (CReading) FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...