Aoshima 1/72 Japan Ground Self Defense Force 3 1/2t Truck Kit First Look
By Dave Manter
|Date of Review||April 2013||Manufacturer||Aoshima|
|Subject||Japan Ground Self Defense Force 3 1/2t Truck||Scale||1/72|
|Kit Number||002322||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||New subject, nice details||Cons||None|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (USD)||$32.29|
The JGSDF 3 1/2t truck is a cab-over-engine truck used for personnel and cargo transportation. It is deployed by all units of the JGSDF. It is most often seen by the public during regular military exercise, transportation and for assistance after natural disasters. The truck has been in continuous production since 1999.
The Aoshima Kit of the 3 1/2t JGSDF truck consists of 79 styrene parts molded in dark green and 9 parts molded in clear. All parts feature nice details and very little flash. The decal sheet is very well printed and in registration. The instruction sheet is very well written and will be easy to follow. The drawings are clear and detailed. The cab features nice interior details and the chassis has nice details on the suspension and drivetrain. Painting instructions are called out during construction. The cargo cover can be removed after assembly to show of the truck bed.
The kit looks good in the box and I do not see any problems with construction.
My sincere thanks to Dragon Models USA for this review sample!