US Navy Torpedo Loading Cart
Aerobonus continues their excellent diorama releases with a US Navy Torpedo loading cart. I searched the Internet and found out it was also used to load bombs. The kits is molded in four parts of Aires dark gray resin. There is the main body which is molded in one piece. There is a sizable pour stub to remove but it is all on the bottom and easy to remove. There is one sprue which contains both handles and a insert for the center with molded in straps. The handles are very thin and fine and they need very slow careful removal to make sure they don't break. The resin is good to work with and with some patience, I removed them slowly and sanded the parts off. The insert goes into the center easily. The handles are left and right so make sure they spread enough to get a weapon between them. I glued them in and called the build finished.
There are no painting instructions. Pictures show the cart being silver and the wheels rubber. I painted the entire cart Tamiya silver and then painted the handles and wheels dark gray. I washed the entire piece with black oil wash and flat coated once dry.
This is a great little diorama piece for loading torpedoes onto a plane. It is simple to build, well molded and easy to build. Highly recommended. My thanks to Aires and IPMS/USA for the chance to review this great item.