Product Features and Details
Model: Each REI Military Model is professionally hand-painted and thus highly unique. Each set is painted in authentic camouflage patterns, and each one is disassembled, masked, and airbrushed before being reassembled for the final touches. You'll find such features as carefully weathered and painted side frames, weathered wheels and painted deck boards which include wooded chalks and more. For this REI set, we used an Artitec six-axle flat car and a Märklin two axle flat car. Artitec & Märklin flat cars are highly detailed models with undercarriage and deck details. Cars come equipped with NEM 362 coupler pockets. The Messerschmidt jet is a highly detailed resin kit which our artist professional built and painted. It was a tremendous amount of work to paint these sets because of all the masking steps involved. We made a handful of these sets so once we sell out we won't make any more until next year because they are just too labor intensive. This is a unique and limited set that will make a great addition to any collection.
** Please Note the Artitec Military Transportation Chain Set 387.300 would add some additional detail.
REI Models are all handmade and painted which makes each one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Our artist is a professional model builder and one of the world's premier commission scale model artists in North America. He is also a former US Army paratrooper and has garnered over 300 awards for his work. He has published dozens of articles in numerous scale modeling magazines and has painted box art buildups for most of the world's leading scale model companies. His work is found in private collections around the globe. This is a great opportunity to own a true piece of art by a master modeler.