Steel Containers - Mars Type

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Company: Hauler - Website: Visit Site
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Hauler Brengun offers a variety of aftermarket detail sets for 1/35 scale. Set #HLU35076 1/72 provides the components necessary to assemble two steel containers used in factories to store and transport any manner of manufactured parts, castings, subassemblies, etc. They would be useful as details for dioramas of industrial models.

This set includes two resin castings of the bodies of the containers and enough parts on a single brass photo-etch fret that provides the parts to assemble the 4 corner posts with lifting lugs (see the photo below). The parts are packaged in a clear pouch stapled to a card to protect the resin parts and fret. An instruction sheet is included showing how and where the components are installed. The detail in this set is very crisp.

The resin parts are molded on a small casting block that must be removed before adding the p/e parts. Removing it is a simple task a small razor saw and a sanding stick. The photo-etch parts can easily be separated from the fret with a sharp #10 or #11 x-acto blade. All of these parts require folding after they are removed from the fret.

Because the material is metal, it is necessary to use superglue (CA) or epoxy cement to assemble the containers

This set is highly recommended to model builders who wish to enhance a 1/32 scale diorama of an industrial setting.

My thanks to Hauler Brengun for the review sample and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this detail set.


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