Warsaw Pact Weapons Set

Published: March 25th, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Robert Head - IPMS# 48922
Scale: 1/87
Company: Hauler
Price: $7.50
Product / Stock #: HLR87183
Product provided by: Hauler

Hauler is an accessory company based in the Czech Republic that produces high quality photo-etched sets for AFVs, airplanes, cars, railway vehicles, and resin accessories for dioramas and resin kits.

The product I will be reviewing for you guys is the "Warsaw weapons". For those of you who don't know about the Warsaw pact, it was a Defense treaty and Mutual assistance regime created by the Soviet Union and 7 other nations that spanned close to 50 years. So as you would expect this photoetched set contains soviet era weaponry.

The package is just a very simple cellophane bag with the Hauler business emblem. It contains a 1 sheet instruction label on how to fold the PE weapons, and the assembly of one machine gun with bi-pod. Take care during the removal of the wrapper due to the fact that the instructions are stapled to it, and you could destroy the single sheet of instructions, even though there is virtually no construction involved. Also be WARNED: they are small!

The Contents are:

  • 1x SVD Dragonov Sniper Rifle
  • 1x AK-47
  • 1x RPK-74 Bi-pod Folded
  • 1x RPK-74 Assembly of Bi-pod required
  • 1x AKS-47
  • 1x AK- 74
  • 1x AKS- 74
  • 1x SA- 58

As you can see, you have multiple choices for weapons, that should breathe some life into any diorama, or figures that need some extra firepower

Construction consists of removing the weapons and bi-pods from the fret and simply folding them in half. Painting only calls for gunmetal and brown (wood), so I'm sure paint preference is on the builder when it comes to brand.

My absolute thanks to Hauler for these nice weapons and the opportunity to review them, and to IPMS for providing them to me and allowing me to do an on-the-fret review due to the small size.

  • The photo-etch fret
    The photo-etch fret
  • Instructions sheet
    Instructions sheet
  • Instructions sheet
    Instructions sheet

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