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Etched Grills for T-34

by: Vinnie Branigan [ TEACHER ]


Originally published on:
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introduction
The Hobbyboss 1/48th scale T-34's met with almost universal acclaim when they were released earlier this year. Beautifully made, with a full interior, at a very reasonable price indeed, they seemed to have been pantographed down from Trumpeter's 1/16th releases. One innovation they contained was the engine grill being made from metal, but already cast inside a styrene part, which gave the modeller a ready-made part of exquisite quality. Strange then, that the side grills were not only, not done in th same manner, but were included as styrene parts with a diamond pattern only engraved onto them. Hauler to the rescue!


the set
This set is very small, and very simple. It consists of only the one tiny PE fret, that contains four small grills, and four small support frames for them. To install them it's a sinple matter of removing the styrene ones from the kit parts, and replacing them. This shouldn't be too much of a problem to even the most inexperienced modeller since the moulded on ones are at the edges of the styrene parts, and therefore relatively easy to remove cleanly.


conclusion
A nice liitle set from Hauler, which will look infinitely better than the styrene parts supplied by Hobbyboss. I couldn't find a price for these, but assuming they're priced reasonably, then recommended.

SUMMARY
A handy little set that of engine grills from Hauler that will take only minutes to install but will add loads of appeal to your finished model.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: HLX48148
  Related Link: Hauler
  PUBLISHED: Dec 16, 2006
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.97%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.00%

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About Vinnie Branigan (Teacher)
FROM: ENGLAND - NORTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

Copyright 2019 text by Vinnie Branigan [ TEACHER ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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