HAD Models is based in Budapest, Hungary and has an excellent selection of laser cut wood, photoetch and resin parts. This particular piece is a 1/32nd wheel chock for Russian planes. This is four individual pieces of photoetch. The main part is bent six times to get the main shape. The back piece is bent to shape and fit into its spaces.
I used a Hold and Fold for the majority of the bends and rolled the back piece around a wooden dowel to get the approximate shape. I let the glue dry thoroughly and the started trimming the bent face piece back. When it was close, I sanded the brass parts back until I could putty them smooth. It then primed with Alclad gray primer. The pictures show a nice orange color so I used Italeri international Orange and got it nice and glossy. I added a couple left over decals top represent the numbers shown in the pictures. A quick flat coat followed by some scratches and wear marks and the chocks were done.
This is a very nice set and looks great up against a wheel (and yes, its not Russian I the pictures, its a Zero which still looks good!). This is a great addition to dioramas or to give that plane just that little something extra.
My thanks to HAD Models for the excellent set to for review.