UM, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||UM 322 - SU-1-12 Russian
||113 cleanly moulded dark
green plastic parts on five sprues, 12 soft vinyl tyres, 1 clear
acetate sheet with four windows marked on it, 2 page A4 double
sided fold-out instructions with history, parts plan, 13 build
diagrams and paint/decal drawings and no decals.|
USD$5.92 online from Squadron
||Unusual subject, highly
||Seams on vinyl tyres might
be hard to eliminate.|
1/72 scale SU-1-12 Russian Mobile Gun
online from Squadron.com for less than USD$6.00!
The GAZ-AAA lorry was used for many purposes by the Russians as it
was a reliable, easily built, maintained and repared vehicle.
Similarly, UM has modelled it quite a few times already so all they
had to do was mould a new 76.2mm Regimental Gun(1927) and mount and
Ha- Presto, an SU-1-12 mobile gun.
As the vehicle part of this kit has been reviewed before, I won't go
into it now except to say it's highly detailed and the only thing I
don't like about it is the soft tyres. As is usual for UM's Russian
kits it come in dark green plastic and the extra sprue for the gun
has 31 very cleanly moulded parts which include the gun, mount,
shield, tray, ammo boxes and flash shield for the cab.
Click the thumbnails
below to view larger images:
There are no decals for this kit and you can paint it any colour
you like providing it's Russian Dark Green.
Again, a very impressive little kit from UM who I think now they are
getting away from exclusively Russian subjects, (so far only
German), they will develop into one of the 1/72 scale heavyweights.
Recommended to the Russian Armour brigade.
PS. There is a rumor that UM is going to cover the Sherman family.
Squadron for the review sample.
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