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  1. German WWII licence plates (HLH72089) 1:72 Hauler Scale modelling is a broad church, with scope for both the casual modeller and the detail-obsessed enthusiast to enjoy themselves. This set from Hauler caters to the latter camp, providing no fewer than 58 different licence plates for German AFVs and softskins of the WWII era. No decals are included as these are intended to be used with the kit (or aftermarket) decals, but they do provide a realistic base for those decals. The plates are all well made and overall this is a perfect application of photo etched brass, allowing for extra fine detail that simply wouldn't be possible with plastic mouldings. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  2. Tetrarch Mk.VII 1:72 Hauler The Light Tank Mk.VII (A17), commonly known as the Tetrarch, was a light tank designed by Vickers-Armstrong and manufactured by Metro Cammel. The Tetrach was designed before the outbreak of the Second World War. Thanks to a move away from the use of light tanks in British armoured divisions, the Tetrarch saw relatively little action during the early stages of the war, although 20 were supplied to the Soviet Union. Thanks to its diminutive size and relatively light weight, the Tetrach effectively found a secondary purpose supporting the airborne landings in Normandy. Unfortunately the original fears about the tanks inability to cope with superior German armour were well-founded and the tanks were quickly withdrawn from frontline combat. The Tetrarch was powered by a Meadows 12-cylinder petrol engine and was armed with both a QF 2 pounder gun and a 7.92mm Besa machine gun. Hauler are a manufacturer of kits and accessories from Brno, the Czech Republic's second city. They share an address with Brengun and are effectively the side of the business that focusses on AFVs and vehicles. They produce kits and accessories in the usual scales of 1:72, 1:48 and 1:35, as well as the railway scales HO (1:87) and TT (1:120), the latter intended primarily for wargaming. As befits a dimunitive tank, their Tetrarch arrives packed into a small, sturdy box inside which are just twenty one pieces of grey resin, a small fret of photo etched details and a sheet of decals. Construction is as simple as the low part count would suggest. There are just four wheels to fit to just either side of the hull, with no return rollers or idlers to worry about. The aft wheel doubles as a drive sprocket and must be aligned so the teeth are out of the way of the tracks. There are no parts provided to represent the Tetrarch's oil damped air suspension, which is a pity as photographs of the real thing reveal these components were quite visible from the outside. The wheels are nicely detailed however and the tracks are provided as a single, continuous resin band which will hopefully prove to be a good fit (if not, I'm sure they can be softened in warm water). Once the running gear has been added to the hull, some of the smaller details can be fixed in place. The photo etched glacis plate fits over the area where the resin pour stub would otherwise go, which will help reduce clean up time. The headlights are resin with a photo etched frame, while photo etched details are also used for the tow eyes, shovel and searchlight mount. The turret is a solid part onto which the mantle, the 2 pounder gun and smoke launchers all fit directly. The exhaust pipe in cast in place, while the engine air intakes are separate parts. Decals are provided for two examples: Tetrarch T-9274, Training Unit, England, 1944; and Tetrach T-9353, 6th Airborne Division, Normandy, June 1944. The decals are nicely printed. Conclusion Hauler's Tetrarch is small but perfectly formed. The low part count means it should be very easy to build, so long as you are adept at dealing with the smaller photo etched details. There are some compromises in terms of detail, such as the missing suspension components and the exhaust that has been cast as part of the hull, but overall this is a pleasing little model that will good great alongside some kits of larger types. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  3. C-130J Engine Nacelles (BRL48123 for Italeri) 1:48 Brengun The large scale Hercules from Italeri has been around in many guises over the years, with the C-130J having popped up this side of the new millennium and most recently in 2014. It's a kit that is of a certain age now, but as there's fat chance of anyone issuing a new one in 1:48 scale, we have to take it as it comes with some elements that are less accurate than others. The J is the latest model of the Herc, and the only one still in production with upgraded Rolls-Royce turboprop engines and sabre-like Dowty props differentiating it from the previous marks externally. Those aren't the only upgrades, as the whole avionics package has been updated with new cockpit and countermeasures, plus improved range and performance. The J in kitform has a few challenges, one of which is the engine nacelles. This set is designed to address that, with resin parts that can far exceed the capabilities of plastic in terms of finesse and detail. The set arrives in a cardboard box that is sealed by its label and inside are found twelve large parts in grey resin, plus another twelve small parts in groups of three on the same pouring block. It's a Herk. In 1:48. So it's large. The parts are large too as you'd expect, and each nacelle comes in two parts with the front separate from the body so that a very crisp and thin leading edge lip can be achieved on the upper intake as well as the lower chin-scoop. The parts have a little engraved line where you should cut, and the front slides inside the lip of the nacelle, with the new prop boss slotting neatly into the front, allowing you to choose your preferred orientation. You'll notice that there are no blades included with the set, as Brengun consider the 6 blades on each engine to be up to the task – that's 32 - no 24 blades in total Chris (in-joke). The remaining parts are two antennae for under each nacelle, and a small cooling vent for the rear of the lower intake, which conveniently hides the blanked off exit. To install the engines on the wing, just remove 2.25mm from the inner nacelle roots and glue them in place with CA or epoxy glue as you see fit. Incidentally, you may notice the smaller parts have little extensions at the top of each high-point. These are bubble "traps" that should be cut off before you apply the parts, and are used to avoid inconvenient bubbles in delicate parts. Conclusion Well cast with only one or two bubbles in trailing edges, but these are easy to fix with some styrene rod or filler. The low part count is a boon, and everything fits together neatly, as you can see from the example above, which is only held together with a piece of Blutak behind the spinner. Very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  4. Workbench with Table Grinder & Vice (HLU35116) 1:35 Hauler Many workshops will have a workbench. I'm sitting at one writing this, and back in the 30s and 40s these looked a lot like office desks, and some still do. This set from Hauler gives us a workbench with a vice and bench grinder, all in resin. It arrives in a small cardboard box with a ziplok bag of resin parts and a small instruction sheet within. There are ten resin parts, the largest of which is the carcass of the bench, followed by the door, drawers and then the smaller parts of the grinder and vice, which are all attached to a single pouring block. Construction is fairly simple and begins with removing the thin pour blocks on the large parts, which have been placed on the back or bottom to minimise potential damage and as usual with resin, take the precaution of wearing a mask when cutting or sanding it, as the tiny particles are harmful to your health if breathed in. Washing the parts in warm water will also improve the adhesion of paint, as there may still be some mould-release agent on the parts when you receive them. The bottom drawer of the pedestal is moulded in place, but the two other drawers are separate parts and can be fitted open or closed at will. The right pedestal has a single door and an internal shelf, which can be left open and festooned with equipment if you wish. The vice is made up of two parts and is moulded open, but with a deft cut the jaws can be moved to meet your needs or just clamped shut by a tidy-minded operative. The bench grinder has a lozenge-shaped body with an abrasive wheel at either end, one of which has a guard while the other is open with all the health & safety issues that brings with it. Both devices can be placed anywhere on the desktop as needed, with a suggestion shown on the boxtop and at the bottom of the instructions. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  5. Source: http://armahobbynews.pl/en/blog/2018/03/22/attack-squadron-co-dalej-z-modelami-zywicznymi/ V.P.
  6. BRP144003 He-162A 1/144 will be in stock at EDAY Model show, Prague ( www.eday.cz ) boxart: source: http://ipmsnymburk.com/forum/viewtema.php?ID_tema=39445
  7. After the Mk.V floatplane (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234947642-172-supermarine-spitfire-mkv-floatplane-by-brengun-released/), Brengun/Hauler (http://www.brengun.cz/) is to release a 1/72nd Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXb Floatplane kit - ref.BRP72019 Source: https://www.facebook.com/440180076140646/photos/a.443370235821630.1073741831.440180076140646/465876970237623/?type=1&theater Box art V.P.
  8. new version of Natter: http://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=598&t=93941#p1737724 http://www.hauler.cz/cs-cz/e-shop/1-72-plastikove-stavebnice-28/bachem-natter-22-23-1135#!prettyPhoto
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