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New Review: German WWII license plates

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Scott Hollingshead
Hauler Brengun

For those who prefer the smaller footprint of 1/72 scale WWII German subjects, Hauler has released this set of license plates, which look great for their size.  While I typically start my reviews with a little history on the item that I am reviewing, when it comes to license plates, there is just not much to write.  What I can tell you is that on a single photoetched fret, Hauler provides 58 plates of the three styles used most during the war.  27 of the plates are etched with a raised outer edge, while the remaining 31 are flat plates.

These plates will be an easy item to add to any kit to either replace the plastic equivalent or can be added if the kit neglected to add the plate(s).  While no instructions are provided, none are needed as you can replace the kit plate(s) following those instructions for location or using reference photos to install them in the correct location.  

My biggest hit for this set is simply having them produced for modelers to use as this is a great detail to have present in 1/72 scale.  I also like the fact that about half of the plates on the fret have a raised outer edge for added detail.  While I do not have any real misses for this set, I was hoping that decals were included with the plates.  If you are replacing kit plates, you will likely have decals available, otherwise, you may need to look for an aftermarket decal option.

In conclusion, I would highly recommend this detail set for folks who want to add improved license plates on their German WWII subject.  The realism and detail of the Hauler parts will make a great addition to your kit.

My thanks go out to the folks at Hauler-Brengun for supplying this item to the IPMS-USA for review, to Phil Peterson for allowing me to perform this assessment, and to you for taking the time to read my comments.

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