Wheel Chocks for MiG-29 and Other Russian Airplanes

Published: November 20th, 2014     
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Package
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: HAD Models
Price: $12.00
Product / Stock #: 132001
Product provided by: HAD Models

HAD Models from Hungary has its own line of resin and photoetch and this set is an example of how superb their parts can be. Set 132001 is a set of wheel chocks meant for Mig-29's, but would work with any 1/32nd scale Russian planes. The set consists of two resin parts for the majority of the chock and 6 photoetch pieces. Four make up the braces and two are the ends with the claw-like grabbers, which prevent the chock from moving.

Assembly is done by removing the casting block from the resin chock bodies. Next two of the braces are bent into channel shapes. A hold and fold is excellent for this. Lastly, the front part is bent so the grabbing fingers bend down. All three of these are glued in place on the bottom via their excellent instructions. Super glue is a must for adhesion since we are bonding photoetch and resin. Repeat for the other chock and prime (I used Alclad gray).

Color call out is red so I used a WWII Luftwaffe Rot from the Xtracolor line of enamels. This dried and for added fun, I stuck a couple numbered decals in place to add to the look. A couple washes, smudges and silver pencil to highlight along with a final flat and the chocks were finished.

Lacking the correct Russian plane, these chocks are holding a Tamiya 1/32 F-15C in place. They are most highly recommended for their ease of construction and excellent representation. If you like sitting your planes on bases, these will do the trick. My thanks to the excellent people at HAD for the chance to review these parts.

  • Completed wheel chocks
    Completed wheel chocks
  • Completed wheel chocks
    Completed wheel chocks
  • Detail of wheel chock
    Detail of wheel chock
  • Wheel chocks in use
    Wheel chocks in use
  • Wheel chocks in use
    Wheel chocks in use

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