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Review "Hats 'n Rats" from Jon Smith Modellbau

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Hi there

    We are all aware of the excellent JSM products and so following on from my review of JSM larger scale accessories ( 120mm ) here :


    and previous items in these:


    and here:


    In this review we will look at the smaller scale of 1/32nd or 54mm with the Rats and SRD Jars and then the hats ....

    If you look at the 120 mm link above you will see the horrors of rats and the joy of the SRD Jars

    The pieces are naturally a lot smaller but still we have the same quality that we see throughout all of JSM products.

    The rats are nearly crawling about the resealable pack they come in all are on small resin blocks ...you could of course remove these but most will include them within groundwork.

    We also have SRD Jars both with and without the rats crawling about them , broken lids nd pieces as in the larger scales.

    All pieces add great opportunity to include within a diorama and not just WW1 ...perhaps on board a ship as well

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    Here is a book to read about the horrific conditions in the trenches .. 000.jpg

    And just to bring it home :


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  2. Nap A Fixture

    On now to the remaining pieces

    The headwear and a Gas Mask container

    Here are some references and books for you to look and and use .

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    And here we have a couple of books you might wish to investigate:

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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Lets look at the head wear and then the gas mask container.

    There are many other versions available on the website but here is what I have been sent to look at ....again its the same high quality both in casting and presentation.

    The heads are many and varied some with beards some without , kepi's at various helmets , Alpins berets the correct size scale wise....

    Of particular note is the M16 German Helmet with the lining ...great skill at casting this .

    Scale is 54mm(1/32nd)

    Casting in a Gray Resin

    Heads are on resin posts and the helmets etc on small resin blocks , simple to remove and even better to hold when painting .
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    The 1914 Kepi with bearded face

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    The Scottish Balmoral with moustached face

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    French Chasseur Alpine with moustache

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    The 1916 German Helmet with liner

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    German helmet with rats!!!

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    1916 German Gas Tin

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    Final Thoughts

    Another nice load of additions to the JSM accessories ...so no matter what scale you model , 54 mm as here or 120 mm as in previous review ..there will always be something for you to add that extra and so vital bit of realism and accuracy by using these products . Quality is always the top priority with JSM and with excellent customer service what more can you ask for .

    All Accessories are recommended

    For more information on this and all the releases both figures in 1/32nd and 1/16th from JSM contact details are here:

    Happy modelling


    WehrWolf, yeo_64, JonH and 1 other person like this.
  4. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    The heads are interesting, maybe some cross-over potential with models from The Fusilier?
  5. flart1943 Active Member

    Some great stuff there. should fit in well with Tommy,s War figures.
    napoleonpeart likes this.
  6. alain New Member

    I just bought 2 weeks ago several of the JSM WW1 heads, most French & German (just one British one on the catalogue), and they're fantastic
    I've tried and they fit well with Tommy's War and Metal Modeles figures
    napoleonpeart likes this.

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