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Tomytec ‘Machinami Collection’ #6 review

Just arrived is this fabulous series of older style traditional Japanese buildings.

There are 6 different buildings, with 2 colour variations of each. You will normally get a good varied selection of these in a standard carton of 12. I have taken the ‘standard version’ to mean what is shown on the box, not the colours you see on the web page, which are a mixture of versions as noted. There is no ‘secret’ item in this set.

The descriptions below are based on the layout on Tomytec’s web page – you can see that page here

  • top left – soba noodle shop. The standard version is olive with dark brown trim and black roof. The alternate version is tan with dark brown trim and gray roof (like the web page).
  • top right – soy sauce shop. The standard version is white with gray lattice, brown trim and black roof. The alternate version is white with gray lattice, brown trim and light green roof (like the web page).
  • middle left – storage building. The standard version is white with light gray lattice, black under-eaves, dark green awning roof and gray roof (like the web page). The alternate version is white with black lattice, white under-eaves, gray awning roof and dark gray roof.
  • middle right – tea shop. The standard version is white with brown trim, dark green awning roof and dark gray roof. The alternate version is white with dark brown trim, red awning roof and light gray roof (like the web page).
  • bottom left – ryokan A. The standard version is white with brown trim & dark green and tan on the ends. The roof is dark gray. The alternate version is white with brown trim & dark green and brown on the ends. The roof is red (like the web page).
  • bottom right – ryokan B. The standard version is reddish brown with light brown doors/windows & red verandah trim & roof (like the web page). The alternate version is dark brown with white doors/windows & tan verandah trim & dark green roof.

Each building comes with a unique set of sticker signs and doorway ‘curtains’. Previous Machinami sets all had the same sticker sheet, if I remember correctly.

Certainly recommended if you are modelling an older time period, or even the older section of more modern city – that is of course if you did manage to order them before the deadline cut-off 🙂

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July 3, 2007 - Posted by | model review, Tomytec

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