Armorscale 1/35 Russian T-34/76 Large Rear Fuel Tanks First Look
|Date of Review||April 2006||Manufacturer||Armorscale|
|Subject||Russian T-34/76 Large Rear Fuel Tanks||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||R35001||Primary Media||52 parts (30 in etched nickel, 22 in grey resin)|
|Pros||Well done and executed parts, good clear directions||Cons||"New kid in town" may not be well known yet|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$8.00|
This item is typical of their range in 1/35; I have not seen the 1/72 and 1/48 scale offerings, but the 1/35 ones are very nice and relatively inexpensive for what the modeler gets.
This is a pair of the rear fender polygonal fuel tanks from the late Model 1941 and most Model 1942 T-34 tanks with 76mm guns. The kit offers two exquisitely molded tanks in resin – the seams are wafer-thin but present on both tanks with no nicks or chips, and even have drain plugs molded into their bases – and a set of nickel brackets and resin bolt heads for mounting them to the tank. They also have excellent clear directions for assembly and installation.
Overall, this company appears to offer very good value for the money and should do well. Currently the American distributor is Chesapeake Model Designs, PO Box 393, Monkton, MD 21111 or check out their listing at http://www.chesapeakemodels.com
Thanks to Bill Miley for the review samples.