T-26 Model 1933,
T-26LH/45 & OT-130/1
Mirage Hobby, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||72609[T-26 1933], |
||202 parts on five sprues in
very finely molded light grey plastic, 2 nicely detailed rubber
tracks plus a tow cable, decals for four colourful versions and
eight double sided A4 pages of instructions containing history,
build diagrams and four colour schemes.|
from USD$7.96 from Squadron.com|
||Amazing detail in such a small model, interesting
colour choices; cleanly moulded.|
||"Rubber band" tracks,
although nicely detailed and some parts are very, very small and
Mirage Hobby's 1/72 scale T-26 family is available online
These three tanks are very similar, so much so that there is only
a slight difference in the parts count. Consequently I have used the
details of the T-26 Model 1933 as representative instead of
detailing them all.
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below to view larger images:
For those of us who put our models together with our feet, the
small size of some parts could be a bit of a problem.
Notwithstanding this, and the tracks, these are spectacular kits.
Mirage’s decals are usually very good and these seem to be no
exception. Russian tanks normally come in any colour you want as
long as it is boring old green, but with the T-26 there seems to be
a much bigger variety. They were used in the Spanish civil war,
against the Finns, by the Finns and by the Germans. These users are
all reflected in the colour schemes and decals.
I think Mirage is very quickly becoming one of the premier 1/72
scale model manufacturers and I for one cant wait to see what the
Squadron for the review sample.
Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 2 September, 2004
04 March, 2005
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