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Copper State Models - Lanchester AC Chains for Wire Wheels

Kit Number:
A35-003
Scale:
1:35
Published:
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Manufacturer:
Copper State Models (CSM)
Retail Price:
6.05 euro
Reviewed By:
Chuck Aleshire

Lanchester AC Chains for Wire Wheels

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This is another of the Copper State Model products released in support of the company’s fine Lanchester Armored Car kit. Previously reviewed items for this kit have included a full photoetch set, as well as a painting masks set intended for construction of  Lanchesters in Belgian service.

This simple set comes securely packaged in a zip lock bag, with no damage noted to it’s contents. 

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Above - an interesting period photo of a Lanchester with chained rear wheels ( note differing tread patterns! )

Contents of this Set

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This set consists of one fairly substantial fret of photoetched brass, containing parts to assemble chains for the two tandem rear wheels on a Lanchester. The detail of the chains is crisp and well rendered, within the obvious limitations of duplicating a three dimensional part such as chains in a flat, two dimension media. The fret attachment points are small and should be easily dealt with.

Each of the tandem rear wheels gets a two part chain assembly. Fit to the wheels will be a simple task.

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Above - detail view of the chains

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Above - the simple, single page instructions sheet

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Above - the sets backer card contains basic photoetch handling instructions

Conclusions

This set will be a nice addition to that Lanchester posed on the muddy fields of the Western Front, or on the icy roads of Russia ( some Lanchesters did serve in the East ).

This is a simple yet effective, eye-catching detail for the Lanchester armored car.  Some careful application of thicker paints will help with a bit more of a three dimensional appearance to these chains, and they should be an interesting addition to your build. 

I look forward with great interest to Copper State Models future products!

 

Highly Recommended!

Thanks to Copper State Models for the review sample

Reviewed by Chuck Aleshire, AMPS Chicagoland

 

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