Soviet Komintern Artillery Tractor

Published: December 29th, 2012     
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Reviewed by: Chuck Bush - IPMS# 42838
Scale: 1/35
Company: Trumpeter
Price: $56.99
Product / Stock #: 05540
Product provided by: Squadron

The model consists of 8 grey sprues, 10 brown sprues (indi track links), 1 clear sprue, and a small decal sheet containing 4 small dials for the dashboard. The bottom hull, hood/grill, and main cab come as individual parts.

The instructions are clearly drawn and consist of eight pages with eight steps, plus a parts map. There is also a color profile sheet.

The molding is crisp and free of flash, pin marks, and sink marks. The model is very well detailed and engineered, and the fit is extremely good throughout.

The cab has steering levers, gearshift, and hand brake. However, they are on the left hand side and should be on the right. (Thanks to Ian Sadler for showing me drawings from the manuals). Some modelers may want to fix this. The cab doors are separate pieces. I have them pressed into place with no glue as I plan to show at least one open when I get the model on a base.

There are clear parts for the windscreen and door windows, as well as the headlights and taillight.

The indi link tracks go together very well and look fine.

I painted the vehicle Model Master Acryl Russian Armor Green (4807), with flat black tracks. The decals went on without a Fture coat and no solvent.

This kit was a fun build, and I highly recommend it for anyone with average skills and an interest in Russian armor.

I would like to thank MMD-Squadron and Trumpeter for supplying the kit and IPMS for the chance to review it.

  • Left front
    Left front
  • Right rear
    Right rear
  • Left side
    Left side
  • Topless

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