By Thilo Graf
The fourth release of Rite Publishing‘s Lone Tree paper-model imprint comes with 2 pdfs and 1 zip-file containing files for robo-cutters, so what exactly do we get?
The instruction-pdf contains instructions you might already know if you’ve purchased other fold-n-go kits, as the components are always assembled the same way, which adds a nice feeling of cohesiveness to the creation process and makes it even easier to assemble the different (mostly) glueless paper models. Over 13 pages, this one contains information on how to assemble walls, doors, stairs and ladders. New to the deal are e.g. the instructions for bridges, all with photos guiding you through the easy step-by-step process.
The Sewer Kit per se is 11 pages long, 1 page front cover. 4 pages of wall-sections of different sizes an length are provided in greenish-grimy glory, along 2 pages of doors (including doors with and without barred windows to spy through), 2 pages of stairs and 1 page containing the bridges and ladders are provided along the other bits and the final page is taken up by tiles that can, via an easy click, be turned to vile, green sludge.
The content, as I’ve come to expect from the Fold-n-go-line, is top-notch and the grimy, sludgy feeling of the sewer is rather dominant, but that is not where Brian Bartlow and Devin Night’s collaboration shines – it is in the customization: This pdf comes with a vast array of layers: If you don’t want headers, robo-cutter-advice, glue spots etc. marked on your model, you can just turn the off via the simple click of a button in the adobe reader. Better yet, the customization options are vast for the pages – turn on or off the moss, include outlet pipes and grates or grates and if you don’t want a wall in the background of your grates, you can also turn off the background wall! The variety of different ways to customize your grimy delve into the seedy underbelly of the city is commendable and I have but one nitpick – I would have loved the option to turn the moss yellow, brown or switch colours like that. This being my only gripe with this extremely user-friendly set of expertly-done paper-models, my final verdict will clock in at 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5 for the purpose of this platform.
Fold-N-Go: Sewer Kit #1 is available from:
So what do you think?