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(Trumpeter) Item No. 09835; 7" Display Turntable
7" Display Turntable
by Cookie Sewell
|Stock Number and Description
||Easy Model (Trumpeter) Item No. 09835; 7"
Display Turntable; distributed by MRC
|Media and Contents:
||1 Turntable with Mirror Top
to see a 30 second video of the turntable in action
||Great way to display a model, especially
with a completely detailed underside or interior compartment
||Motor may be somewhat noisy
||Recommended for all figure, aircraft, or
armor builders needing to show off their handiwork where it normally
would not be seen
here to download a 30 second video of the turntable in action
Many of us – armor, car and
aircraft modelers – have all hit the same snag in our modeling
lives: you knock yourself out putting detail on the bottom of a
model, and then are stuk with what to do to display it. If you mount
it on a scenic base, the underside can no longer be seen, and all
that work went for naught. But if you did not, then you run the risk
of some ham-handed judge picking it and damaging it or worse,
dropping it. What to do?
The solution is to get a mirrored base that rotates, and this neat
new offering from Easy Model fills the bill. It consists of a low
black turntable with a mirrored base that comes in a plastic bag
inside its box and also has a scratch-resistant layer placed over
the mirror. The mirror is real glass, so I am not sure why they did
that as it is relatively resistant to scratches.
The turntable is powered by two C cells, and the box top claims it
will operate for up to one month of continuous operation on those
two batteries. I haven't had it long enough to check, but it should
be enough to get you through a two or three day show without having
to worry if you turned it off.
I tested it for several minutes and found that it requires a
delicate touch to work at its best. The speed is set by a knob above
the on/off switch, and if turned all the way to the right
counterclockwise the turntable engages slow speed; all the way to
the left clockwise is high. Low speed is quite noisy on this unit,
but high is not too bad. The box states that low speed is 3.5 rpm
and high is 7; testing showed that low is more like 4.5 rpm and high
is 8.5. Note that high speed rotates clockwise and low speed
counterclockwise, something to do with the gearing arrangement.
The box states that the turntable will hold up to 2 kilograms (4.4
pounds) or one real "cheeseblock" resin model. I tested it with odds
and ends and it does appear to do as advertised.
Overall, other than being a bit noisy it works well. Note that MRC
offers a total of six different turntables, either the 7" one tested
or five smaller 3.3" ones with or without covers (flat topped or
domed, ideally for figures.
Bob Lewen for the review sample.
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