Mack AC “Bulldog”
RPM, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
|Description and Catalogue
||RPM Mack AC “Bulldog” kit
kit nos. 72400-03
||125 parts in grey injection
USD$13.46 from Squadron.com|
||Interesting subjects, clean
mouldings with good detail, comprehensive decal sheet.|
||A few rogue ejection pin
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
Mack AC Bulldog is available online
Now here is a subject you don’t see everyday.
RPM have just released a series of Mack trucks, this one being the
AC. The first of these workhorses rolled out in 1915 and after
America entered World War 1, thousands of the vehicles were made
available for transportation purposes.
The muddy conditions in France meant that many trucks became bogged
but the running gear of the AC allowed it get through where others
failed. It did its job so well that the British nicknamed it the
“bulldog” due to its looks and tenacity.
RPM’s kit contains two sprues with a total of 125 pieces moulded in
grey plastic. This is quite a large number of pieces considering the
size of the finished product. The detail is very good and as usual
in this scale, there is still enough scope for the purist to add and
replace items as they see fit.
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Not all of the parts are used since the sprues are common to the
other issues. Hence there are spare wheels, engine bonnets, etc that
can be confined to the spares box.
One area where the parts do need some extra attention is in the
eradication of ejection pin and sink marks. Most are easy to
eliminate but a few others will require a bit more staying power.
Despite what looks like a complex kit, assembly is in fact quite
easy. The instructions are a big help in this regard as is the
intelligent construction sequence.
The chassis and running gear is very well detailed giving the whole
vehicle a “busy” look.
A nice set of decals is provided and these are both thin and well
printed. They are certainly comprehensive, this being because the
same sheet is used for a number of different releases.
Considering the large numbers produced, this is an excellent
choice of subject from RPM.
Some modellers will give the putty and “wet ‘n dry” paper a workout
thanks to the ejection pin blemishes and patience will be needed
Despite this, the kit’s detail and trouble free construction should
be quite relaxing.
I’m sure there will be many happy diorama builders when they see
Squadron for the review sample.
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