Soviet Armoured Car
- Rail Version
UM, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||119 dark green plastic parts
on seven sprues, 12 black soft plastic tyres on two sprues,
decals for three or more vehicles and a 4 page A4 instruction
sheet with history, parts plan, 11 build diagrams plus 2
USD$8.96 from Squadron.com|
||Well moulded parts, good
decals, provision for rubber tyres only, special tracks on rear
bogie or railway wheels on a short length of track.|
||No rivet detail, several
decal options not mentioned in instructions and seams on rubber
tyres may be hard to remove.|
UM's 1/72 scale BA-3 Armoured Car
is available online
Last year I reviewed UM's 1/82 scale
BA-6 here on Hyperscale and the comments I made for that kit are
also relevant for this one. I also believe that UM have already
released a standard BA-3. The difference with this kit, is it can be
built as the standard vehicle or in two other configurations, for
rough terrain or rail use.
For the rough terrain, there is an extra sprue with 34 track parts,
30 individual links and 4 lengths. These go around the four rear
bogie tyres on each side.
If you want to build the railway version, there is another sprue
with a length of railway track and four railway wheels. The rear
outer bogie wheel on each side is left off and the railway wheels
fit over the two front steering tyres and over the inner tyres of
the rear bogie axle.
Trust the Russians to come up with something like this and trust UM
to bring it to us in model form.
The rest of the kit builds the same as the BA-6 and therefore should
be an interesting and detailed model.
Squadron for the review sample.
Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Created 23 August, 2004
15 November, 2005
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