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M8 / M20 Wheels
M4 Sherman Cast Wheels

 

Calibre 72, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Calibre 72 72004 M8/M20 Wheels and Calibre 72 72003 Sherman Cast Wheels for any Sherman.
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 72004 6 cast resin wheels for Italeri M8 and 12 cast resin wheels for the Extratech Sherman and others.
Price: Unknown at this stage
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Correction sets for both Italeri M8 and Extratech Sherman.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Glenn Porter


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FirstLook


Calibre 72 is the 1/72 scale version of Calibre 35 from the Czech Republic. According to their website these are their third and fourth sets in 1/72 scale.

The new Italeri kit of the US M8 Greyhound armoured car is a very nicely detailed and moulded model. About the only fault I could find was the six main road wheels, not the extra simplified set they supply for War-gamers, have large hollows in the inside as though there was meant to be some brake drums to go in there. This set, 72004, from Calibre 72 solves this problem with six very nicely moulded and highly detailed cast resin wheels. There are two identical pour blocks with three wheels on each.

The second set, 72003, are twelve cast Sherman road wheel. The latest 1/72 scale Sherman, from Extratech [Eduard], is another very nice kit and one of it's faults is there is no demarcation between tyre and rim which makes them rather hard to paint. Again, Calibre 72 has come to the rescue with this set of twelve cast resin road wheels. In this set there are also two pour blocks but with six wheels per block. This set, unlike the first, can be used on any 1/72 armour kit that uses these wheel such as Shermans, Lee/Grants, M10 and anything else that was based on the Sherman.

I don't know the price of these sets yet, but I wouldn't expect them to be very costly and there-fore quite affordable and they will make two already very accurate kits even more accurate.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Calibre 72 for the review sample.


Review and Images Copyright 2005 by Glen Porter
Page Created 23 March, 2005
Last updated 22 March, 2005

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