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Su m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 3559
Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: Six sprues of green styrene and four lengths of vinyl tracks
Price: USD$24.97 from Squadron.com
Review Type: QuickLook Preview
Advantages: All-new tool; very high quality mouldings; good surface details; simple construction; good colour instructions; improved decals from earlier releases
Recommendation: Recommended


Previewed by Andrew Judson

Zvezda's 1/35 scale BMD-1 is available online from Squadron.com




It is always great to see an all-new tool kit from Zvezda, and this one is no exception.

Everything inside the box of Zvezda's new 1/35 scale BMD-1 Soviet Airborne Tank looks top quality. So what is in the box?



The kit comprises four sprues of well detailed parts in dark green injection moulded plastic, plus four lengths of vinyl tracks. The kit parts are complimented with nicely laid out instructions with full-colour, computer generated pictures and camouflage/marking reference for the vehicle.



The decals also look to be a big improvement over earlier efforts, as they are no longer that frighteningly flat finish that seems to silver whatever you do! These new decals also seem to be much thinner, and higher quality overall.

In summary, I think that this is a great model. From what I can see here, I am looking forward to future releases from Zvezda of the same quality.

Keep an eye out for the finished kit on HyperScale soon!


Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.

Text Copyright 2004 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 19 February, 2004
Last updated 19 February, 2004

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