Sd Kfz 231 8 Rad
Roden's 1/72 scale Sd Kfz 231 is available online from
S u m m a r y
||217 parts in grey injection
moulded styrene; two flexible track lengths and tow cables in
vinyl; no decals.|
USD$8.97 from Squadron.com|
||Great subject; highly
detailed with very fine parts.|
||All hatches moulded closed;
no painting guide for interior and detail parts; some decals out
This is my first experience with Roden armour kits, although I am
a great fan of their WWI aircraft models.
Yes, I am impressed.
The kit features good detail and looks to be very accurate. It is
also a good choice of subject as I do not believe that anyone else
has done an early version 8 wheel German armoured car in this scale.
Detail of the suspension and drive train has to be seen to be
believed. I even think hat Roden might have overdone this aspect, as
it will be difficult to see once the model is completed.
Eastern European manufacturers seem willing to tackle tiny
details that other model companies would not. This will result in an
impressive model, but care should be taken when removing, cleaning
up and assembling the fine parts.
I was a little disappointed that all the hatches were moulded
closed, as I like to add figures to my armour models to give them a
sense of scale.
Also, registration numbers are missing for one of the marking
options, and my decals were out of register. It may only be my
sample, but the black and white crosses are unusable on my sheet.
I may have seemed to raise quite a few faults with this kit, but I
am still very impressed overall. I can only hope that Roden stay
away from Tigers, Panthers and Shermans that everyone else feels
obliged to release. I am very much looking forward to doing a build
report on this kit for HyperScale in the near future!
Squadron for the review sample.
Review and Images Copyright © 2003 by Glen Porter
Created 19 May, 2003
24 August, 2003
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