Hauler-Brengun is well known as a supplier of high-quality aftermarket detail parts for aircraft, as well as other subjects. In this review, we will look at a set of wheel chocks, the packaging, and parts, and take a look at the finished wheel chock.
The packaging contains parts for two wheel chocks modeled after those used by the U.S. Navy during World War II. In the images associated with this review, one is labeled as, "Product Packaging". Take a look at that image to see how the product is packaged. The product instructions are placed behind the white sheet inside the baggie. Included with this review is a snapshot of that instruction sheet. It's clear, simple, and easily understood with a quick glance.
This is the fourth of a four-part review of Mission Models Paints.
Why Clear Primer?
That is the question I asked Jon Tamkin owner of Mission Models Paints at the Chattanooga IPMS Convention. John looked at me for a second and I saw just a slight smile starting to emerge from the side of his mouth as if to say here is a whole new chapter in the Mission Models Paint story. After a conversation with him about the primer, I am inclined to agree with him.
What is Clear Primer
When I first heard about the Clear Primer, I was thinking to myself the primers I use are to check for defects on the model and can correct them with a little sanding. So how could a clear primer help with that?
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Dave, Ian and Julian are joined by Robert to have a chat about building armour kits. We have a swag of listener mail to deal with and of course whats new in the modelling world.
Our European correspondent Mike reports in with a lead up for Telford.
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Hauler has provided another addition to their great Diorama releases. This is two Baggage Carts (Wire Mesh Containers) for use anywhere. They are like ones used at Airports, Train stations, in factories etc.
The detail quality is great; The parts are very delicate parts that need careful removal and added to the assembly. You can build two complete assemblies with this kit.
The kit contains One Photo etch sheet, eight resin wheels and an instruction sheet.
The Assembly is quick and easy with no real issues, as long as you are experienced with Photo Etch parts.
The final part is painting which is free for you to do as you please. I chose a medium grey as used at most post war airports around Europe.
Thanks go to Hauler for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them
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Canfora's "On Display 5 – German Tank Killers" - on sale & on discount for a short time in our preview...
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Casemate Publishers, distributors for Kagero Publications, has added another title to their ongoing series of Super Drawings in 3D. This time they turn their attention to the classic British Battleship, HMS Rodney. If you are familiar with these titles, a ship is rendered in full color, 3D illustrations. Each of these super drawing books provide a short overview of the ship in question specifications and a summary of its operational history before plunging into the illustrations. Kagero also provides a black and white fold out plan of the HMS Rodney.
I have a love for the unusual Naval airplanes - ones without the glitz and glamour of things like the F-14 Tomcat or F-18 Hornet. When Special Hobby graciously gave a kit of the AF-2s Guardian to IPMS/USA for review, I jumped on it (begged for it)
The Af-2S Guardian was the first purpose-built anti-submarine warfare plane for carrier use to enter the US Navy active duty in 1950. There were actually two planes used for this job- one to carry the large (at the time) radar and detecting equipment and a second plane to carry weapons to destroy the sub. This particular kit is the "Sub Killer" and would carry the weapons. The Guardian was the largest single-engine piston-powered carrier aircraft to see service. Around 200 were built.
Let's look at the kit- Special Hobby is a limited run kit consisting of seven gray and one clear sprue, a single colorized photoetched sheet and lots of resin parts with a nice decal sheet representing two aircraft:
Aftermath and Analysis
This fine book is yet another in Osprey's Air Campaign series. It concerns itself with the massive bombing efforts over Germany in late 1943 through 1944. The author provides an excellent overview it's chronology, including the daylight bombing raids over Berlin, Hanover, Peenemunde, Hamburg, Magdeburg, Stettin, Leipzig, Augsburg and numerous other targets.
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Rescue Wings is a Japanese anime cartoon known for its realistic portrayal of the Japan Air Self Defense Force's (JASDF) Air Rescue Wing, in particular the Komatsu Rescue Squadron. The basic plot involves a helicopter pilot's (2nd Lieutenant Uchida Kazuhiro) assignment to the JASDF Komatsu Air Base. This initial series ran for 12 episodes (an additional episode added to the DVD release) and was followed by two manga series and a live-action film. They were created with the full cooperation of the Air Rescue Wing.
This fixed wing aircraft is based on the British Aerospace's twin-engine Bae 125-800 private jet. These aircraft are modified for the search-and-rescue with large observation windows, a marker flare ejection system, a droppable liferaft, and an emergency equipment dropping system.
Hauler-Brengun is well known as a supplier of high-quality aftermarket detail parts for aircraft, as well as other subjects. Many of these aftermarket items are resin, P.E., or a combination of the two mediums. In this "inbox" review, we will look at the quality of the parts, decals, and P.E. parts as well as the packaging and kit instructions.
Marketed under the "Brengun" label, this review looks at the Brengun BRL32037 AGM-114 Hellfire Missile. There are 8 Hellfires in this product including PE parts and decals for those eight missiles. The missiles are packaged in a small zip-lock baggie, as is the single sheet of P.E. parts. The kit instructions, printed on a small sheet of paper, and the decals are boxed underneath the missile parts. The sturdy cardboard box is about 3 inches by 3 inches and about 3/4 inch deep.