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DUKW
with 105mm Howitzer

 

Italeri, 1/35 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Kit No. 6429
Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: Injection moulded plastic for DUKW, gun and three crew figures
Price: around USD$32.00
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Injection moulded; well detailed; accurate; high quality moulding; includes three crew figures
Disadvantages: 105mm from an old kit
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Andrew Judson


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FirstLook

 

Italeri's newest boxing of its 1/35 scale DUKW kit includes a 105mm howitzer mounted in the back of the vehicle.

The kit comprises seven sprues making up the DUKW, which is identical to the initial release kit, and additional sprues for the 105.

At first I thought this was just a method for transporting the gun to shore, but apparently the guns were actually put into action in this configuration as a sort of floating SPG! Interesting subject.

The quality of the kit parts looks very good with plenty of detail, but there is also potential for superdetailers to go nuts.

The 105mm gun is an older kit, but a goodie. No complaints from me on this, especially as the combination is so interesting.

Also included is a length of rope to tie down the howitzer, and three marking options. Two sets of decals are supplied for European DUKWs, and one for Iwo Jima, which is wearing an especially fetching three-tone finish.

This looks to be a great kit that can be recommended to all.

Recommended.


Thanks to Italeri for the review sample.


Review Text Copyright 2004 by Andrew Judson
Page Created 26 July, 2004
Last updated 25 July, 2004

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