T-34/76 Model 1943
UM, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||UM326 - T-34/76 Model 1943|
||194 dark green plastic parts
on five sprues, 22 black soft rubbery parts (tyres and tow
cable) on two sprues, 3 PE parts on one fret, decals for 6
vehicles plus a 4 page fold-out instruction sheet with history,
parts plan, 9 build diagrams and 6 paint/decal drawings. |
USD$9.96 from Squadron.com|
||Highly detailed, excellent
decals, hard plastic link and length tracks|
||Multi-media, not for
UM's 1/72 scale
T-34/76 Model 1943
is available online
Here on HyperScale, we've reviewed a few of these UM T-34/76s
before (refer Hyperscale Reviews section). This one is much the
same, the main difference is the cast gun-turret with a Commander's
cupola. Now, I'm no T-34 expert, but I'm told these UM kits have
some inaccuracies, due to using the same moulds for several
different Marks. However, I'm told they are small. It looks like a
duck, it sounds like a duck, as far as I'm concerned it is a duck,
or at least a T-34.
What I can tell you, is that these kits are highly detailed and go
together quite well except for the lower hull where care must be
taken, as I've said before.
Sprue “E” is the one that's different and it carries the turret
halves and two roofs, one of which is not for use here as are some
34 other parts, all indicated in the instructions.
The only thing I don't like about this kit is the rubber tyres,
where I think it may be hard to get rid of the seams, although in
all fairness, they aren't all that prominent.
There are six decal options and unlike some other kits, they are all
in the instructions with the only problem being the tank on the box
front has a red star but in the instructions it's white.
I'm starting to get quite a collection of these UM T34s and because
of this I haven't bothered to buy any of the new Dragon ones but I
believe the best on the market is the Revell example, which I've
got, but it's an 85, not a 76 and I don't like the Dragon tracks.
So! UM it is and loving it.
Recommended to all but the barest novices.
Squadron for the review sample.
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