Willy's Jeep & Trailer
S u m m a r y
||Airfix 01322 Willy's
Jeep & Trailer|
||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. |
USD$4.46 from Squadron.com|
||New molding, very detailed;
cleanly molded; versatile usage for dioramists and aircraft
||Two figures included in kit
way under sized; some decals out of register.|
Airfix's 1/72 scale Willy's Jeep & Trailer is available online
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
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!
Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
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05 September, 2004
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