I'm very pleased with these skips from The Scene. A good price, arrived quickly, nicely cast in a good resin. The rubble filled filled ones needed a bit of cleaning up, small bobbles of resin where tiny bubbles had been left when the moulds were made but I can't see how you'd make a mould from such a rough texture without them. Although I cleaned them off it probably wouldn't have made much difference if I'd left them there, the bobble were so small. There was also the occasional bubble in the resin but a dab of PVA and a sprinkle of sand soon cleared that up.
Small rubble and scrap metal
I particularly like the scrap metal skip. There's all sorts in there, bits from a Sherman tank suspension, corrugated iron, cogs and other bits.
Medium and large rubble
I gave the skips a good scrub with a toothbrush and some washing up liquid before undercoating them with Vallejo primer. Top colour is GW sunburst yellow with a Vallejo sepia wash. Rust has been applied using Inscribe acrylic burnt umber with burnt sienna highlights followed by a rub with an HB pencil on the edges where the paint/rust has been worn away.
"Bloomin' kids! Gerroutta them skips!"
They're a nice size, light weight, quick and simple to paint and are a useful addition to my collection of scatter scenery. I bought the bargain bag of 7 skips which I think came to about £4.40 which I think is excellent value for money. (The skip full of general waste seems to have become separated from its fellow rubbish receptacles so unfortunately it doesn't feature in today's article!)