Trumpeter 1/35 GAZ-67B Kit First Look
|Date of Review||January 2014||Manufacturer||Trumpeter|
|Kit Number||2346||Primary Media||Styrene, Photo-Etch|
|Pros||Interesting subject, wonderful details, full interior||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Advanced||MSRP (USD)||$54.95|
The GAZ-67 series was an enhanced Soviet four-wheel drive utility vehicle that was equivalent to the US-made Jeep (Willys GP). The GAZ-67 was a follow-on to the GAZ-64 developed in 1941 by the Gorkovskiy Avtomobilniy Zavod (GAZ) or translated as the Gorky Automobile Factory. The GAZ-67 series remained in production between 1943-1953 with well over 92,000 examples built.
Trumpeter has produced a rather impressive kit of this small utility vehicle with over 200 parts making up this kit. Molded in green styrene, this kit is presented on five parts trees plus a separately provided convertible top, one tree of clear parts, one small fret of photo-etched parts, and one set of rubber (vinyl) tires. Among the features and options:
- Detailed GAZ M1 I4 engine, transmission, and drivetrain
- Hood is positionable or can be left unglued to reveal that nice detail underneath
- Windshield is positionable
- Choice of soft top up or stowed
- Choice of soft doors on or stowed
This is a very nice looking kit and will provide some very nice vignette or diorama options, especially with the MiniArt Soviet Jeep Crew set (35049) seated inside.
My sincere thanks to Stevens International for this review sample!