Roden 1/72 Mun.Sd.Kfz. 4/1
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
To go along with their previously previewed Nebelwerfer 42 kit, Roden adds another interesting subject in the form of the munitions carrier. Like the other kit, this is based on the SdKfz 4 maultier chassis so you'll find a lot of the parts to be the same. Typical of these sorts of kits, there are a lot of very small parts, all in plastic as there is no photo etch fret with this one. The tracks are the single piece vinyl type, though it may be that these are deformable styrene.
Even in this scale, Roden has provided us with a complete engine and a well detailed chassis. The parts themselves are very nicely molded and quite scale. The builder will be best served to use a fine razor saw to remove many of the pieces and equal care when cleaning them up. The 'cockpit' includes a pair of seats, shift levers, steering wheel and an instrument panel, though you'll not be seeing much of this at all, especially if you leave the shuttered windows closed.
The back section, while enclosed with the upper body piece it does have detailed storage for the additional rockets. Of course, there are the usual tools to fit on the outer body to make things seem properly busy.
Markings for these are rather plain with most being Panzer Yellow with streaks of green and brown to help break up the silhouette of the vehicle. The small decal sheet is very nicely printed, but be prepared for a bit of additional effort as Roden decals tend to be somewhat stiff and reluctant to snuggle into and over things.
Nice to see the munitions carrier being done, though it shouldn't come as a surprise to most. It makes for an interesting and unusual subject for your collection.
August 2011 Thanks to Squadron Products for the preview kit. This one is available now at your local retailer. If you would like your product reviewed fairly and fairly quickly , please contactme or see other details in the Back to the Main Page Back to the Previews Index Page
Thanks to Squadron Products for the preview kit. This one is available now at your local retailer.
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