US Navy Wheel Chocks (Modern)

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Brengun has produced a detail set of modern US Navy Wheel Chocks. With all the 1/32 scale kit out there, these would make a great display item. The set consists of 8 nicely cast resin pieces. Four of these are the blocks, two are the rails and the last two are two tiny locks for the rails. The tread patterns and lines on the blocks is very well defined. The rails include the toothed pattern used to lock the chocks in place just like the real item. The lock are very small so caution will be needed.

Preparation of the set requires removal from the casting blocks. The large pieces are a snap. Be careful removing the rails. The resin is strong. I used a photoetch razor saw and slowly worked it off with no issues but patience is needed. Same goes for the locks. Due to the casting process, you will need a little clean up on the channel where the rail passes through. I used a sharp knife and micro file and it cleaned right up.

I primed them with Alclad gray primer. I looked over the Internet and found that yellow and orange were the normal colors so I settled on yellow. Several coats later I let everything dry overnight and the next day, I gave all the parts a wash which was cleaned off for a nice dirty, well-used look. A flat coat finished the parts.

I assembled the rail into one end. Make sure that the alignment is correct. The ridged sides point inward. Look at the pictures which show the correct orientation. I glued the lock in and left the second block loose to fit around tires.

I used a 1/32 Phantom and took a few shots. The parts fit well and look great. Recommended. My thanks to Hauler Brengun for the review sample and to IPMS/USA for the chance to review it.


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