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Soviet Armoured Car


UM, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: UM318
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 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.
Price: USD$7.96 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Cleanly moulded; beautiful detail; markings for Spain and WWII
Disadvantages: Rubber tyres; hatches are moulded shut; few locating pins
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by
Glenn Porter

UM's 1/72 scale BA-6 Armoured Car is available online from Squadron.com




Another model company from the former Eastern Bloc, UM hails from Ukraine.

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!


Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.

Review and Images Copyright 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 23 August, 2004
Last updated 23 August, 2004

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