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Treasure Box (5)
Set Of Five Treasure Boxes
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by: Andrzej Snigorski [ ENDRJU007 ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma

INTRODUCTION

Polish company Basicks, among many battle bases, minatures and parts for miniatures conversions offer product line called Battlefield Resin Terrain. This product line includes miscellaneous product useful in easy adding high quality details to your vignettes or wargaming battlefield.
One of these products is set of five treasure boxes.


THE KIT

What we receive after purchase of Treasure Box (5) set are five small ~24x15x13-18mm (each is a little different) boxes. Each box is made in different style and as long as three of them may be used with historical figures, two of them have rather fantasy character.
All boxes are closed and made as one-piece productsso they require no assembly.
Each box is differen:
1. Simple wooden chest with flat cover and metal hardware stripes.
2. Wooden chest with metal hardware, convex upholstered (or metal) cover and heraldic achievement on the top.
3. Flat covered chest with celtic-like knot decorating on top and sides.
4. Chest with convex cover carved with markings typical for Basicksí Mystic themed line of products. Chest have metal hardware, the cover have only the carved ornamentation.
5. Chest similar to the one described above, but with more convex cover also with metal hardware.


DETAILING AND QUALITY

Chests are made of dark grey resin. Material is of high quality;no cracks and no bubbles were spotted. Delicate flesh is visible on some edges but it should be easy to remove.
Wood texture is may seem a little bit exaggerated, but should give great effect when painted.
Small details like heraldic achievement, padlocks, and ornaments on the chests are sculpted with great care and precision.


CONCLUSION

All elements of the kit are well designed, perfectly sculpted and well manufactured. The fact that set contains five different chests is great for fantasy/wargaming figure painters but fans of historical miniatures must take under consideration the fact that 2/5 of the set have strong fantasy character.
A I said Ė the set is nice and worth having it on the desk just in case you need a nice chest to place next to your figure but if you are not into wargaming/fantasy be prepared to have two chests wait forever on their turn or be modified.

Picture of painted boxes comes from Vendor's website.
SUMMARY
Highs: Very nice design and quality. Nice details.
Lows: All five chests could be more universal. Delicate flesh on some edges.
Verdict: Recommended mostly for fantasy/wargaming painters. Otherwise you get 3 chests in price of 5 (or decide on reworking remaining 2 of them).
Percentage Rating
76%
  Scale: Multiple S
  Mfg. ID: TRBX01
  Suggested Retail: 7,38Ä
  Related Link: Product on vendor's site
  PUBLISHED: Dec 27, 2012
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 85.58%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.17%

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About Andrzej Snigorski (endrju007)
FROM: WOJEWODZTWO PODKARPACKIE, POLAND

My first contact with model making took place over 20 years ago Ė Iíve made few models of planes when I was 9. They were all destroyed in one disastrous accident. Pain after loosing results of my own work was so big that Iíve left model making for about 15 years ;) . Iíve returned to building models...

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Comments

Hey Andrzej, those are real cool. They would fit 1/35th very well as looted material. Just some modifying on the 2 and we'll be good to go. Looks like they wouldn't be too hard to open a few and line with a piece of satin and add a challis or cross. Maybe a officer looking at them with a jewelers magnifier while the rest are being hauled off and a priest or nun not too happy. Thanks for sharing this, I'm always on the lookout for the eye candy to spice up my vign's.
DEC 27, 2012 - 07:09 AM
Bob, Thanks for reading!. You want to wait till my next review before trying to open these up. I'm finishing the review of Open Treasure Box set and it seems you are going to love this one. I'll let you know as soon as I publish it.
DEC 27, 2012 - 10:21 AM
Could be used as caskets, jewel boxes, or reliquaries in larger scales.
DEC 28, 2012 - 03:35 AM
Looks like more chests for my pirate dio (as if I didn't have enough already )
JAN 14, 2013 - 04:39 AM
On their web site they have a set of open boxes and looks like some leather pouches with some coins spilled out.
JAN 14, 2013 - 10:04 AM
   

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