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Willy's Jeep & Trailer
1/72 scale

 

Airfix

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Airfix 01322  Willy's Jeep & Trailer
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 53 parts in dark green injection molded plastic on two sprues; 2 parts in clear plastic on one sprue; decals for two marking options and 2 double sided A4 sized instruction sheets with parts plan, build diagrams and colour and marking drawings.
Price: USD$4.46 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: New molding, very detailed; cleanly molded; versatile usage for dioramists and aircraft modellers
Disadvantages: Two figures included in kit way under sized; some decals out of register.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by
Glen Porter


Airfix's 1/72 scale Willy's Jeep & Trailer is available online from Squadron.com
 

FirstLook

 

When you think of really good 1/72 scale military vehicle models, you probably think of Revell or Italeri (Esci) or Mirage and Trumpeter. You donít think of Heller or Airfix.

Well, think again.

This 1/72 scale Jeep and Trailer is a new moulding from Heller marketed by Airfix. There are a few other kits available in this new small scale series too, namely a GMC 6 x 6 truck and an LCM. I had heard rumours of these kits but I hadnít actually seen any. Well, let me tell you, this one is very good.

The new Airfix Jeep has the detail of the Academy kit, except for the engine, with the accuracy of the old Matchbox 1/76 kit.

 


The only parts that let it down are the two figures and the decals. The figures are far too small and the decals, by Heller, are partially out of register. The single colour decals are quite usable though.

The model has interesting and innovative details like clear headlights, front seat framing and rear corner grab handles.

 

 

Unlike the Academy and Hasegawa kits, the Airfix offering has a deployed cover and the trailer has fuel drums, petrol cans, packs and packing cases.

Airfix's 1/72 scale Jeep and Trailer will be a very handy little addition to dioramas, both aircraft and armour, or a natty little kit in its own right.

Come on Mr. Heller, give us some more? And what about you Mr. Airfix, some new 1/72 kits from you wouldnít go astray!

Recommended.
 


Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 05 September, 2004
Last updated 05 September, 2004

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