Bauer BG24H

This Bauer BG24H drilling rig is made by Brami. the model has an excellent level of detail.

Bauer BG24H

The model is nicely painted and has crisp lettering. Unfortunately, it seems the paint doesn't attach to the plastic parts very well. Because of the bright yellow and blue colors the model is a real eyecatcher.

Bauer BG24H

The boom, kelly bar and rotary drive are almost fully plastic, nevertheless the model looks solid. On some plastic parts the seams are clearly visible. This could have been finished much better. A lot of hydraulic hosing finishes the model.

Bauer BG24H

The plastic auger is nicely detailed with cutting edges and an imitated coupling to the kelly bar. The model is equipped with three winches, but only the kelly bar winch (in the picture at the upper right) is functional. Unfortunately, I haven't seen a winch this poor on any scale model, as it can't keep the auger from the ground. The only way to achieve this is to get the wire stuck in the winch, which, by the way, is easier than it sounds...

Bauer BG24H

A very nice detail is the retractable undercarriage. Even the walkway can be folded up for transport.

Bauer BG24H

Apart from the retractable undercarriage, the model also features a detachable counterweight and a folding boom head. Because of this the model is well usable as a load for lowloaders, except for the drilling auger, which can't be removed. With some minor adjustments, the drilling assembly can be removed.

Bauer BG24H

With this drilling rig, Brami delivered a very nice model, which, despite the mentioned flaws, shouldn't be missing in any construction scale model collection.

Bauer BG24H

Review by Martijn Smits***

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