Baggage Carts

Published: September 10th, 2015     
Product Image
Product packaging
Reviewed by: 
Paul R. Brown, IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1/72
Company: Hauler
Price: $7.95
Product / Stock #: HLH72085

This set provides 2 wire baggage carts presumably for 1/72 airliners or cargo aircraft (there is no history included with the kit) in a single fret of photo etch. The wire baskets are very well engineered, and with car fold up nicely to form a basket about 1/2 inch tall that is open on one side and at the top. The basket is attached to a base once you have folded over the edges of the base. There are also 4 photo-etched casters for each cart that require you to make two folds in each to represent 2 wheels on each caster and circular base for each caster. The completed casters are then superglued to the bottom of the base of the cart. The final touch is to add to photo-etched handles to each cart. I painted my carts aluminum to give me the maximum flexibility of how to use them, and I think they would look cool next to a C-54, a C-47 or possibly an early airliner to show some scale. I assume that civilian airlines would probably have painted their baggage carts in the individual colors, so this could lead to some colorful options.

I am still learning how to work with photo-etch and this set was great practice in how to make multiple folds such that after folding all of the edges line up and the cart is square. I enjoyed this kit and look forward to finding a way to display the carts next to an aircraft.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Hauler for the review sample and to IPMS-USA for letting me review it.

  • Photoetch fret
    Photoetch fret
  • Instructions
    Instructions
  • Completed cart
    Completed cart
  • Painted cart on jar to provide scale
    Painted cart on jar to provide scale
  • Bottom of cart showcasing casters
    Bottom of cart showcasing casters
  • Sideview of cart bottom
    Sideview of cart bottom

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