UM, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||UM 323 - BZ-38 Refueller.|
||107 cleanly moulded dark
green plastic parts on five sprues, 12 soft vinyl tyres, 1 clear
sheet marked with four windows, decals for 2 vehicles and 2 page
double sided A4 fold-out instructions with history, parts plan,
8 build diagrams and colour/markings drawings. |
USD$5.92 online from Squadron
||Interesting subject with
application for Russian aircraft diorama.|
||Seams on vinyl tyres might
be hard to eliminate.|
1/72 scale BZ-38 Refueller
online from Squadron.com for less than USD$6.00!
Again we have a model based on the UM GAZ-AAA lorry so I won't go
into a review on that part if the kit except to say that it is
highly detailed and cleanly moulded.
The extra sprue, Sprue E, is for the tank and pump and, as with the
rest of the kit, has the same quality of detail and moulding. One
thing I have noticed though, is the art-work on the box front shows
a vehicle with two spare wheels on the front fenders and although
the wheels and tyres are supplied there's no mention of them in the
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Decals are supplied for two refuellers, both in Russian Dark
Green but no mention of when or where.
The clear sheet for the windows looks a little bit fiddly but I
guess it's better than no windows at all and the two cab doors can
be modelled open although then a bit more detail may be required
This kit has the added advantage of being used in an airfield
diorama and there-fore may be of interest to the aircraft modellers
As with all the other UM kits that I've reviewed, this one is highly
recommended, especially to Russian Aircraft and Armour modellers.
Squadron for the review sample.
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