Soviet Armoured Car
UM, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||80 parts in green injection
moulded styrene on 6 sprues; 12 rubber tyres; decals for two
marking options, 2 x double-sided instruction sheets including
history and painting guide.|
USD$7.96 from Squadron.com|
||Cleanly moulded; beautiful
detail; markings for Spain and WWII|
||Rubber tyres; hatches are
moulded shut; few locating pins|
UM's 1/72 scale BA-6 Armoured Car
is available online
Another model company from the former Eastern Bloc, UM hails from
UM's 1/72 scale BA-6 features flash-free mouldings and plenty of
detail. It looks like it will build into an excellent little model.
It is only a pity that all of the hatches and doors are moulded
shut, and as there are nolocating pics their position on the model
is a bit vague.
Modellers have mixed feelings about rubber tyres but they will
certainly make it easier to paint the rims, but I suspect that you
will need something other than plastic glue to attach them.
Although many western modellers are interested in Soviet
vehicles, I think that UM and some of the otehr Eastern European
companies could do even better if they widened their range with some
of the more popular western vehicles as well. After all, they have
certainly got the quality right!
The above minor criticisms notwithstanding, this is a well
produced, highly detailed model. Well done UM - more please!
Squadron for the review sample.
Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Created 23 August, 2004
23 August, 2004
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