Garden Walls and Fences

Faller 1:87 Scale Scenery Review

Garden Walls and Fences, 1:87 H0 Model Kit Faller B-521

The Faller garden wall and fence set includes eight different wall and fence sections in H0 Scale. Wargamers will find these wall sections useful to fence in their city blocks, and leave enough space inside for the placement of troops. The components are per-coloured and only need to be drybrushed to weather them nicely. Doing so will also hide the glossy finish of the plastic parts. The set contains 20 sections of fencing with a combined length of over 230 cm.

Contents

20 Fence Sections

  • Period I, after ca. 1880
  • 88 Parts in 2 Colours
  • 1:72 Scale Height: 1.15 - 1.37 m each
  • 1:72 Scale Length: 6.48 - 9.36 m each
  • Accessory: Roman Pavement No. 652

Evaluation

Superb accessories at a low price. These walls and fences are perfect suburban and small town scenery, they may be used to line roads and sidewalks.

Scale model. The walls scale out 32-36 cm thick, nicely compatible with 1:72 scale. Height may be increased by stacking two wall sections.

Easy to assemble. Walls and vertical supports are slotted to accept the fence sections. The parts fit nicely, only one section of fence had to be trimmed to achieve a better fit.

Good casting quality. Most mould lines are hidden by other parts which are glued over them, and the few remaining ones are easily scraped off with a scalpel.

The walls are cast in medium grey plastic, wood and wrought iron fences are dark green. The parts may be detailed further by drybrushing and weathering with pastel chalk.

Some of the fence sections show very detailed wood grain which can be brought out by drybrushing. Part No. 3/3 seems to represent a wooden fence as well, it's much thicker than the wrought iron parts.

Spare wall and fence sections may be used for conversion projects.

The set includes eight different types of walls and fences, and they are very compatible with eachother. Each fence is an attractive model, and modellers will want to use them all rather than face the difficult decision of picking one. Wood and wrought iron segments may be swapped to create even more variety.

Small circular mould ejection marks should be filled and sanded. At the very least, modellers should take care during construction to align all parts with their perfect side facing the viewer.

Military modellers need damaged walls sections to show the effect of fighting, but this is not normally a feature of model railroad scenery kits. Bullet marks and other minor damage may be simulated by drilling and gouging the walls with the tip of a scalpel. AFV collision or penetration damage will require careful study and some modelling experience to achieve the desired effect.

Historical Employment

  • Small town and suburban garden walls after ca. 1880

The garden walls and fences are ideal for lining roads. The fence sections are the right width for a typical European row house, and they may be linked to enclose an entire block. The fence sections may be used in conjunction with self-adhesive Cobblestone tape to create modular road sections for simulations games.

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