Tamiya 1/48 German 3 ton 4x2 Cargo Truck
|PRICE:||1710 yen plus shipping|
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
Tamiya's series of 1/48 kits has certainly gotten my 'thumbs up' and I've built quite a few. They are well engineered and can be built in a reasonable amount of time. I particularly like wheeled vehicles as I find painting AFV road wheels to be tedious. So Tamiya's growing number of armored cars and such really get my attention and my money.
In line with other similar vehicles, Tamiya provides a complete frame with crossovers and lower engine detail all in one pieces. This time the leaf springs are separate items and the exhaust is a single piece with the muffler in place. Front and rear suspension is each two pieces and Tamiya's tires and wheels are the usual with a one-piece outer wheel and tire with the back section being the rear sidewall and wheel. You get dualies for the rear and a spare. No polycaps with this one.
The cab floor sits on a one-piece running board/fender piece and the bench seat fits atop this. The dash includes the firewall piece and windscreen wipers with decals for instruments. A bench seat fits in place with a separate rear cab wall. Doors are separate so you can pose them open and the windscreen area includes the roof. You have a driver to fit in there if you want it. Up front is a three piece hood with separate grille. This all fits atop the chassis.
The rest of the build deals with the cargo bed. This is not covered and takes up quite a bit of the construction. This is offered only in the cargo configuration as there are no side seats as you see in some other kits of this vehicle. The rest of the build is for the lights, mirrors and other various bits. You get a full sprue with cargo such as fuel barrels, Jerry cans and other bits and pieces.
If you like building in 1/48 and like military vehicles, then this is for you. I'm sure it will look great when done and for the airplane fans, it fits right in with any quarter scale Luftwaffe display.
Copyright ModelingMadness.com I picked this one up as I thought it was a neat truck.
I picked this one up as I thought it was a neat truck.
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