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ZiL-157/BTR-152 Wheels

Hussar 1/35 ZiL-157/BTR-152 Wheels First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2012 Manufacturer Hussar
Subject ZiL-157/BTR-152 Wheels Scale 1/35
Kit Number 35052 Primary Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Beautiful detailing Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (CDN) $24.99

First Look

Hussar is one of the brand names produced by AirConnection in Canada. Besides importing a wide range of books, decals, and detail sets from around the world, they produce a growing line of armor accessories in 1/35 scale. Here is a set of very nicely cast resin wheels and tires for the Zil-157 6x6 truck or the BTR-152 armored transport.

ZiL-157/BTR-152 Wheels

Molded in light gray resin, this set provides the three different wheel hub designs (front wheel, rear wheel outside, rear wheel inside) and the off-road-capable tread design with the tread patterns placed for left and right sides. A seventh wheel with a fourth wheel pattern is provided for the unmounted spare tire. In addition, a set of photo-etched parts are included for the valve stem shields.

This is a great set to add greater visual fidelity to either the Trumpeter or Skif Zil or BTR truck kits. With that crisp detail, these wheels are just begging for some dry-brushing and weathering!

For more information about this set and the other releases from AirConnection, visit their website at