Hauler produces photo-etched and resin upgrade sets for armored fighting vehicles (AFVs), airplanes, cars, railway vehicles, and dioramas. They also produce a few resin kits. Their products are in most of the common scale sizes, 1/72, 1/48, and 1/35, but they also produce a number of other items in common railroad hobbyist scales.
This set of resin gold bars is an example of some of the unusual items they offer. The set includes a stack of 12 bars and another four individual bars. All of the parts are attached to their sprue stubs, and you’ll need to take care when cutting them off. The stack of bars presented the most trouble for me to get off the stub while keeping the tops of the bars intact. I was able to sand down any imperfections and they came out pretty well. The stack and individual bars represent the “Good Delivery” bars that are very familiar to most of us from television shows and movies. Not sure too many people have actually seen or held one in real life.
Anyway, if you’re planning a “Kelly’s Heroes” diorama scene, these resin pieces will come in handy, although you’re probably going to need more than one set to properly display 14,000 gold bars from the movie.
Overall, these gold bars might be a bit of a niche item, but they’re well done and can come in handy for many possible dioramas.
Thanks to Hauler, and IPMS/USA for providing the review sample.