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SU-1-12
Soviet Self-Propelled Gun
 

UM, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: UM 322 - SU-1-12 Russian Mobile Gun
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 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.
Price: USD$5.92 online from Squadron
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Unusual subject, highly detailed
Disadvantages: Seams on vinyl tyres might be hard to eliminate.
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Glenn Porter


UM's 1/72 scale SU-1-12 Russian Mobile Gun  
is available online from Squadron.com for less than USD$6.00!

 

FirstLook

 

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.

 

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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. Mmmm...
 

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.


Review and Images Copyright 2005 by Glen Porter
Page Created 05 September, 2005
Last updated 05 September, 2005

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